Main page "Colours ot the MiG-29 (Fulcrum)"
Рэспубліка Беларусь (Republic of Belarus, literally Belarus Republic)
Updated: August 2010
Since 1991 up to day
1991: 82 MiG-29 (9-12 and 9-13) and MiG-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union inheritance
Former Belorussian (Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic, independence in 1991. Belarus inherited MiG-29 and Su-27 in 1991 when USSR splits: MiGs in Бяроза-Kартуская (Byaroza), Sukhois in Баранавiчы (Baranovichi) and MiGs of the withdrawed 11th May 1993 from Finow (Eberswalde) in East Germany 787th Fighter Air Regiment, which was moved to Belarusian airbase Ross, later to Baranovichi.
MiGs were then dislocated: 52 in Byaroza 927th Air Base and 30 in Baranovichi 61st Air Base.
Belarus sell many MiGs from its surplus:
|Units, bort numbers (2010)||
61-я знішчальная авіябаза, Баранавічы (61st Fighter Air Base, Baranovichi)
MiG-29: MiG-29BM (Baranovichi): 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 and maybe 08
927-я знішчальная авіябаза, Бяроза (927th Fighter Air Base, Byaroza [or Biaroza])
Academy in Minsk
2003-2005: modernization to MiG-29BM standard (7 or 9 aircrafts 9.13).
Belarusian MiG-29 (and Su-27) were overhauled, also modernized between 2003 and 2005.
In 2003 Belarusian РУВП 558-ы авіяцыйны рамонтны завод (558th Air Repair Plant) in Баранавічы (Baranovichi) start a modernization, in cooperation with a Russian enterprises ОКБ "Русская авионика" (Russian Avionics). Between years 1996 and 2003 all Russian modernization project failed: MiG-29SMT (9-17, 8-18, 9-19), Su-27UBM (project T10UM, upgrade of Su-27UB to multirole fighter), Su-30KN (project T10PM2, upgrade of Su-27UB and Su-30 to multirole fighter), developed by Mikoyan Bureau and Irkutsk IAPO. Only a Komsomolsk-on-Amur KnAAPO realised a Su-27SM (project T10SM, upgrade of Su-27S/P to multirole fighter). Then "Russian Avionics" join efforts with Baranovichi plant and quickly developed MiG-29BM in 2003 (and Su-27UBM-1 in 2004).
MiG-29BM it's a standard similar to MiG-29SMT 9.17, with precision bombs and air-surface rockets (R-27ER, R-27ET, Kh-29T (TD), Kh-29L, Kh-25ML, Kh-31A, KAB-500Kr and KAB-500L), improved navigation system and MFI-55 display in cockpit. Important: fixed in-flight refueling probe is installed (refueling from Su-24M with UPAZ refueling pod); a probe is easy detachable, as we can seen now (2009-2010). First was aircraft #05 modernized in 2003, then next three, up to day (July 2010) probably seven. First public appearance of the four aircrafts at MILEX-2004 in Summer 2004.
In 2005 MiG-29BM established some spectacular world records.
Belarusian recognition mark since Soviet times was the red star, finally in the year 2009 replaced by folded national flag in red and green (on fins; on wings still remains a stars), painted on Sukhois (Su-27, Su-24) and MiGs-29 as well.
|Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).|
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes
MiG-29 MiG-29S MiG-29UB MiG-29M MiG-29M2 MiG-29SMT MiG-35 MiG-29SD MiG-29UBT MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29K MiG-29KUB MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT
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