|Class||Air Superiority Fighter|
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||3000 L|
|AAM||R-73A Vympel (Infrared)|
|AAM||R-27R Vympel (SemAct radar)|
The MiG-29 9-13 is an export variant of the Soviet MiG-29 that was sold to Warsaw Pact allies. Poland's 9-13 variant first appeared in Wargame: Red Dragon as an Air Superiority Fighter.
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 9-13 variant (NATO reporting name FULCRUM-C) features extra fuel and a new active jammer, while the 9-13S was provided compatibility with the active homing R-77 Vympel medium range missile. Poland first received the MiG-29 in 1989, and received 22 more MiG-29 9-13s during the 1990's from Germany, which had served in the the former East German Air Force.
In Wargame: Red Dragon, the MiG-29 9-13 is Poland's top of the line air superiority fighter. It features very good ECM (40%), exceptional air detection, good time over target, and a combination of long-range semi-active missiles, short-range fire and forget missiles, and a GSh-301 cannon. The type has a tight turn radius, and is especially deadly at close range with its four accurate R-73A Vympel missiles.
The Polish MiG-29 9-13 chief drawback is that of its R-27R missile: it has a small compliment of these missiles which makes it difficult for the 9-13 to sustain long range engagements, and the R-27R is a semi-active missile which requires the 9-13 to continue closing on its target after firing. This leaves the 9-13 vulnerable to return fire from its target.