Main page "Colours ot the MiG-29 (Fulcrum)"

Revised: March 2018


الجمهورية العراقية [al-Ǧumhūrīyâẗu l-ʿIrāqīyâ] (Republic of Iraq)

In service

Iraqi Air Defences and Air Forces between 1987 and 2003

All informations are unconfirmed, unverified, maybe completely wrong. I rely on Iraqi Armed Forces Forums (


1987-1988: 32 MiG-29 (9-12B) and 4 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union
Iraq ordered MiGs for two squadrons equipped with MiGs-21 and -23.
1990: 8 MiG-29 from Soviet Union
In total 44 MiGs between 1987 and 1990
Many "sources" say that Iraq received 36, 41, 42 or 48 MiGs.

1989: MiG-29 lost during testing of Iraqi installation of air-refueling (?)

January 1991 First Gulf War:
5 shot down by USAF F-15
19 destroyed on the ground in air bases (in air strikes or in Nassiriya air base when base was occupied by US forces)
4 evacuated to Iran

14 MiG-29 and 1 MiG-29UB survive Gulf War 1991

Iraqis claimed MiG's air victories in 17-19 January 1991:
damaged F-111F (48th TFW USAF) - MiG-29 pil. Khudair Hijab
damaged B-52 (4300th BW USAF) - MiG-29 pil. Khudair Hijab
shot down Tornado (15th Sqn RAF, pil. Lennox & pil. Weeks) - MiG-29 pil. Jameel Sayhood

In 1991 four aircraft flown to Iran. After many years of storage were incorporated to Iranian Air Force.

In March 1991 British/American team from the Foreign Technology Division of the USAF and the Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Center recover the nose section of a damaged MiG in Jalibah air base. There's a rumours that in 1991 American forces captured another intact MiG-29 in Talil airbase.

1993: MiG-29 crashed in training flight
1999: MiG-29 crashed

During Second Gulf War in 2003 11 MiG-29 and 1 MiG-29UB were completely inactive. Some were destroyed on the ground, some hiding by Iraqis in sand around air bases, digging after war. Some remains in state of a debris in Taqaddum air base (on photos I've count four with readable numbers and 6 with unreadable).

Iraqi Air Force don't have MiGs after war.


6th squadron @ Al Habbaniyah / Al Taqaddum
39th squadron @ Al Asad / Al Qadisiyah

Known numbers

Arabic numerals from 0 to 9: ٠١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩

On all photos of Iraqi MiGs-29 before war is always the same aircraft with number ٢٩٠٦٠ (29060).

Flown to Iran:
MiG-29: ٢٩٠٣٢ (29032), ٢٩٠٣٨ (29038), ٢٩٠٤٤ (29044)
MiG-29UB: ٢٩٠٠٤ (29004)

Debris with recognisable numbers in 2003
MiG-29: ٢٩٠٤٠ (29040), ٢٩٠٦٠ (29060), ٢٩٠٦٢ (29062), ٢٩٠٨٠ (29080)

Camouflage and painting

MiG-29 #29060, Iraq 1989, standard camouflage. Drawing accuracy: OK.

Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29 in colours Colours 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-29UBT MiG-29SD MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29K MiG-29KUB
MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMT MiG-29UPG MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT MiG-35

All aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005-2018, Słupsk (Poland)
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