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

Revised: February 2018


جمهوری اسلامی ایران / Jomhuriye Eslâmiye Irân (Islamic Republic of Iran)

In service

Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) since 1990


End of 1990 14 MiG-29 (9-12B) and 6 Mig-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union
January 1991 4 MiG-29 (9-12B) and 1 Mig-29UB (9-51) arrived from Iraq during the first Gulf War (27 January 1991), from Iraqi 6th Sqn @ Tammuz air base
End of 1991 4 MiG-29 from Russia
In total 28 MiGs between 1996 and 1999
In 1992 order for 40 + 8 MiGs-29/29UB, canceled by Russia president Yeltsin under USA pressure

1990: MiG-29 lost over Caspian See during delivery flight from Russia to Iran
2012: MiG-29 crashed
2016: MiG-29UB #3-6304 crashed after emergency landing

Iranian MiGs were in nineties maintenanced in air bases and overhauled in Iran (Doshan-Tappeh, Mehrabad). For years suffer from lack of spare parts and engines and many of them were grounded, even decomissioned and stored. Few are slightly modernized by IACI (Iran Aircraft Industries). Slowly returning to service.

Operational not so many, due to problems with spare parts and lack of engines


11th Tactical Fighter Sqn @ Teheran-Mehrabad (1st Tactical Fighter Air Base)
23rd Tactical Fighter Sqn @ Tabriz (2nd Tactical Fighter Air Base)


MiG-29 3-6101 3-6102 3-6103 3-6105 3-6106 3-6107 3-6108 3-6109 3-6110 3-6111 3-6112 3-6113 3-6114 3-6115 3-6116 3-6117 3-6118 3-6122
MiG-29UB 3-6301 3-6302 3-6303 3-6304 3-6305 3-6306

Former Iraqi:
MiG-29UB 29004 = 3-6307 in IRIAF service September 1993
MiG-29 29032 = 3-6132 in IRIAF service September 2009
MiG-29 29038 = 3-6133 in IRIAF service September 2010
MiG-29 29044 = 3-6104 in IRIAF service December 2011

aircraft 3-6132, 3-6133 and 3-6104 were overhauled and put in service almost over 20 years after Gulf War!

Aircraft 3-6307 in 1994 was used in somehow strange project Talle (Fortune), when in-flight refuelling probe was installed, aircraft even connected with tanker Boeing 707, but fuel was not taken, because probe wasn't connected to internal tanks.

Camouflage and painting

Iranian numerals from 0 to 9: ۰۱۲۳۴۵۶۷۸۹

MiGs in nineties: bluegray with sand blotches on upper surfaces. Various tints of bluegray, sand is almost yellow-sand to darksand or even green-brown. Each aircraft is different.
MiG-29 3-6103, Iran 2000.

MiGs in 2003 and later: blue and sand.
MiG-29UB 3-6305, Iran 2012. Under nose of the fuselage is antenna of the Chinese ILS system.

MiG-29 3-6115, Iran 2015.

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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