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изделие 9-41, МиГ-29К ■ product 9-41, MiG-29K
изделие 9-47, МиГ-29КУБ ■ product 9-47, MiG-29KUB
2007

Products 9-41 and 9-47 are the prototypes for Indian Navy INS "Vikramaditya" aircraft carrier (former "Admiral Gorshkov"). It's a second name "MiG-29K", first was product 9-31 in 1988 (2 aircrafts with numbers #311 and #312).

Airframe concept is based on deeply modernized 9-15-4, former fourth prototype of MiG-29M, which in 2001 became the so called "MiG-29MRCA" for Indian Multi-Role Combat Aircraft tender, between 2005-2006 called "MiG-29M2", and since January 2007 "MiG-35". New shipborne aircrafts have wider (11,99 m) folded wings, bigger flaps, wider stabilizers, strenghtened landing gear and, of course, arresting hook. Airframe of the 9-41 was new, but for 9-47 (first flight February 2007) it was rebuilt old 9-15-5, fifth prototype of MiG-29M.

prototype
9-41
2007
#941


Aircraft 9-41 #941, 2007, special painting scheme from MAKS-2007 where was public displayed for the first time. On fuselage, under wing tips and on fins are installed small formation lights, used in night when night vision googles are employed (on Sukhoi Su-30 are mounted low-intesity green lights produced by "Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH", Lippstadt, Germany). On back of the fuselage are red anti-collision light. Drawing accuracy: 100%.


Prototype 9-41 in April 2008 in Indian Navy painting scheme. Drawing accuracy: 100%.

prototype
9-47
2007
#947
Destroyed in crash 23rd June 2011 near Akhtubinsk; colonel Alexandr Kruzhalin and colonel Oleg Spitchka were killed in crash.


Aircraft 9-47 #947, 2007. Drawing accuracy: 100%.

prototype
9-47
2012
#204
Second aircraft MiG-29KUB #204 to replace crashed #947, 2012. Destroyed in crash 4th December 2014 near Tchemodurowo (Podmoskovye). LIS RSK MiG test-pilot Sergyey Victorovitch Rybnikov (born 1978) died in hospital 2014 Dec 5th. Second pilot survived (Vadim Selivanov).


Aircraft 9-47 #204, 2012. Drawing accuracy: 100%.


More about serial production of the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB and deliveries to Indian Navy (Bharatiya Nau Sena) started in December 2009, read here.

February 2012: Russian Ministry of Defence signed a contract with RSK-MiG for 20 x MiG-29K and 4 x MiG-29KUB for Russian Navy (sometimes called MiG-29KR and MiG-29KUBR); deliveries: 2014-2015. Aircrafts should replace Sukhoi Su-33 on board of the Admiral Kuznyetsov.

2013 October: first flight of MiG-29KR.
2014 April: MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB for Russian Navy in air (unpainted, without numbers)
2014 June: MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB numbers are #30 and #50 (black, aircraft still unpainted)
2014 October: next two aircrafts: MiG-29K #31 and MiG-29KUB #51 (#51 in blue-gray camouflage)
2014 November: next two aircrafts: MiG-29K #33 and MiG-29KUB #52 (both gray on upper surfaces, two-tone blue camouflage on bottom surfaces).
2014 December 4th: MiG-29KUB #204 crashed.


Aircraft 9-47 #51, October 2014. Drawing accuracy: approximated, due to lack of photos.
Aircraft 9-47 #52, November 2014. Drawing accuracy: approximated, due to lack of photos of bottom surfaces.




Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29 in colors Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
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Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29 in colors