The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a fighter aircraft designed for the air superiority role in the Soviet Union. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service in 1983 and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations. NATO's reporting name for the MiG-29 is "Fulcrum", which was unoffically used by Soviet pilots in service. While the heavy, long range Su-27 was tasked with the more exotic and dangerous role of deep air-to-air sweeps of NATO high-value assets, the smaller MiG-29 directly replaced the MiG-23 in the frontal aviation role. The MiG-29 was positioned relatively close to the front lines, tasked with providing local air superiority to advancing Soviet motorized army units. Rugged landing gear and protective intake grates meant the MiG-29 could operate from the damaged or under-prepared airstrips Soviet war planners expected to encounter during a rapid armored advance. The MiG-29 was also tasked with escort duties for local strike and interdiction air packages, protecting vulnerable ground attack aircraft from NATO fighters such as the F-15 and F-16. Frontal aviation MiG-29s would ensure Soviet ground forces could operate under a safe air umbrella, moving forward with the troops as they advanced.
.: Product Features :.
Poser figure: obj, cr2/ png
Canopy can open and close (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Rear airbrake (below the engines) can open and close (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Tail rudders can rotate (with an ERC dial on the BODY).
Two sets of left and right wing flaps on the main wings can rotate up and down. -An ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers both flaps. -A second ERC dial on the BODY raises or lowers the flaps opposite each other for banking turns.
Landing gear can be hidden or shown.
Landing gear doors can open and close.
.: Poses :.
In Flight: levels the aircraft, hides the landing gear, closes the landing gear doors, shows the blade blur prop, and hides the propleller.
Landed: places the aircraft on the ground at a slight angle, shows the landing gear, opens the landing gear doors, hides the blade blur, and shows the propeller.
Hide/ Show landing gear, which also opens and closes the front landing gear doors.
.: Textures :.
One set of textures and bump maps.
Texture templates are not included; if you want to make your own textures, use the existing textures as guidelines.