MIG 35


MIG 35

MIG 35

The Mikoyan MiG-35 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-35; NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) is a Russian multirole fighter that is designed by Mikoyan, a division of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). Marketed as a 4++ generation jet fighter, it is a further development of the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB fighters. According to a Russian defense industry source, the Mikoyan MiG-35 is essentially an upgraded variant of the MiG-29KR Many consider MiG-35 a new name given by Mikoyan for marketing. The first prototype was a modification of the aircraft that previously served as a MiG-29M2 model demonstrator given temporary name MiG-35 but a later prototype was a different model with different equipment that served as the base for the MiG-35 as is known today. Mikoyan first officially presented the MiG-35 internationally during the 2017 Moscow air show;the first two serial production aircraft entered service in 2019.

The single-seat version is designated MiG-35S and the two-seat version MiG-35UB. The fighter has vastly improved avionics and weapon systems compared to early variants of MiG-29, notably new precision-guided targeting capability and the uniquely designed optical locator system, which relieves the aircraft from relying on ground-controlled interception systems and enables it to conduct independent multirole missions. Serial production aircraft use a PESA radar and there is also an option available for AESA radar. The serial production aircraft does not have thrust vectoring control as previously planned.


General characteristics

Crew: 1 or 2
Length: 17.3 m (56 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Wing area: 41 m2 (440 sq ft)
Empty weight: 11,000 kg (24,251 lb)
Gross weight: 17,500 kg (38,581 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 24,500 kg (54,013 lb)
Max landing weight:16,800 kg (37,000 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Klimov RD-33MK afterburning turbofan engines, 52 kN (12,000 lbf) thrust each dry, 88.2 kN (19,800 lbf) with afterburner

Maximum speed: 2,100 km/h (1,300 mph, 1,100 kn) at altitude
1,400 km/h (870 mph; 756 kn; Mach 1.14) at sea level
Maximum speed: Mach 2.25[109]
Cruise speed: 804.7 km/h (500.0 mph, 434.5 kn)
Range: 2,100 km (1,300 mi, 1,100 nmi) [111]
Combat range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi)
Ferry range: 3,000 km (1,900 mi, 1,600 nmi) With 3 external fuel tanks
6,000 km (3,700 mi; 3,200 nmi) One in-flight refuelling and 3 external fuel tanks[112]
Service ceiling: 16,000 m (52,000 ft)
g limits: +9 -3
Rate of climb: 330[109] m/s (65,000 ft/min)
Guns: 1 × 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon with 100 rounds
Hardpoints: 9 hardpoints with a capacity of up to 6,500 kg[8], with provisions to carry combinations of:
S-25L (LD) laser-guided variant
S-25-O with fragmentation warhead and radio proximity fuze
Air-to-air missiles:
Air-to-surface missiles:
Kh-25 MAE
Kh-38 Grom-E1
Anti-radiation missiles:
4 × Kh-31PD
Anti-ship missiles:
4 × Kh-31AD
KAB-500KR TV-guided bomb
KAB-500L laser-guided bomb
KAB-500S-E GLONASS guided bomb
Zhuk-ME passive electronically scanned array radar (serial production)[7]
Phazotron Zhuk-A/AM active electronically scanned array radar (optional for export)[64][7]
OLS-13SM-1 IRST[113]
OLS-UEM electro-optical targeting system
OLS-K electro-optical targeting system
MIL-STD-1553 Data bus

The MiG-35/MiG-35D incorporate advancements of the MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 fighters in combat efficiency enhancement, universality and operational characteristics improvement.


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