| KPAF MiG-29|
|Class||Air Superiority Fighter|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||4500 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|AAM||R-73A Vympel (Infrared)|
|AAM||R-27T Vympel (Infrared)|
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 (NATO reporting name FULCRUM) was developed under the TPFI (Lightweight Advanced Frontline Fighter) program by the Soviet Union in response to the new generation of American fighters developed and deployed during the 1970's. The MiG-29 is a twin-engine, two-tail, single-seat, supersonic multi-role fighter. Greatly exported to Warsaw Pact and Communist allies, the MiG-29 provided Soviet-allied nations a fighter with long-range radar, advanced missiles, and superb maneuverability. The MiG-29B was exported to North Korea, which carried downgraded avionics, ECM and radar equipment.
The MiG-29 9-12B is North Korea's most powerful Air Superiority fighter. Carrying two types of Fire-and-Forget air to air missiles, and an internal 30mm cannon, the KPAF MiG-29 is especially dangerous at close range. The type has good ECM (30%) giving it a level of survivability against long range SAMs and AAMs, and it has good top speed and a tight turn circle. The KPAF MiG-29's chief shortcoming is that it lacks a true long-range missile option (the R-27T has a maximum range of 4200m and is not particularly accurate for a medium-range missile). It is ideal as a helicopter hunter or to intercept strike aircraft, but will be quickly outgunned by more advanced NATO air superiority fighters at long range.