Top 10 Russian MiG Fighters

No 4. MiG-27 “Flogger D / J”

Introduced 1975
Units built 1,075
Role Attack aircraft
Max Speed 1,170 mph
Range 1,550 mi
Service ceiling 45,900 ft
Thrust to weight ratio 0.62

The MiG-27 is based on the MiG-23, but is more suited to ground attacks. However, this fighter didn’t gain any popularity outside Russia, like the MiG-23 and is only in service with the Indian, Kazakh and Sri Lankan air forces.


No 3. MiG-29 “Fulcrum”

Introduced 1983
Units built 1,600+
Role Air-superiority fighter, Multirole fighter
Max Speed 1,490 mph
Range 430 mi
Service ceiling 59,100 ft
Thrust to weight ratio 1.01

A fourth-generation jet fighter, the MiG-29 was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Later on, improved versions of the fighter were produced such as MiG-29S, to use longer range R-27E and R-77 air-to-air missiles. To date, it remains in service with over 20 countries including Russia itself.


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