MiG-35, which NATO Codification called Fulcrum F, - promising Russian fighter.


Initially, from the time of design and development, the aircraft was called MiG-29M2, which although it was two-seater, but equipped with onboard weapons and equipment corresponded to the single-seat MiG-29M fighter. It is equipped with the on-board radar station "Zhuk-M" and is capable of carrying an extensive arsenal of weapons, including air-sea, air-to-surface and air-to-air missiles. The only difference from the single option is a reduced fuel reserve, which was donated for the co-pilot's workplace equipment. The remaining elements of the design are identical to the single-machine. This made it possible to quickly launch into mass production without reorganization of the factory facilities.

MiG-35 video

Even at the stage of half-plane could alter in a single version. High standardization of production allowed at one plant at the same time to collect as deck and ground fighter variants.

The aircraft became known as the MiG-35 2006 in the end, after the start of commercial sales promising fighter. Russian industry has received from the Indian Air Force order for units of the MiG-126 35. The sum of the transaction exceeded $ 9 billion dollars.

Differences MiG-35 from predecessors and design features

The MiG-35 is identical in design to the MiG-29K. Almost the same in these two models were the crew cabin, power unit, glider and control system. The difference lies primarily in the fact that the MiG-35 is equipped with a lightweight chassis, instead of a landing hook, a brake parachute is used, and the upgraded version has folding wing consoles. In fact, the MiG-35 is a ship-based ground-based version with a light weight glider. The fighter has anti-corrosion protection in the type of ship version, which also contributed to the unification of production.


The essential difference in the aircraft avionics, which was much more modern than its predecessors. MiG-35 equipped with radar with a PRA. Defense Complex includes radio, optical systems and passive protection systems. Plus, in the complete set of equipment includes an optical container that performs tasks for navigation, target designation and intelligence.

These devices allow the MiG-35 get smaller radar and thermal signature, the possibility of detection and fire detection purposes by means of passive systems and to land at night on unlit airfields.

Much attention is paid to indicators designers survivability and reliability of the aircraft. Almost all the vital aircraft systems are duplicated, and in case of failure of some of them, an automatic inclusion of an additional (emergency) system.

MiG-35 cabin

Each engine forces efforts to a separate remote box of units, from which the electricity is supplied by all the aircraft systems. The power supply system is duplicated. Compared to the MiG-29, the 35 has four power generators instead of two, inherent in the 29-MiG. A novelty was also the introduction of the so-called power-house mode, with the help of which a box of aircraft units is activated from starters with the engines switched off. This makes it possible to check all the aircraft systems directly on the ground, without turning on engines and other sources of electricity. In the plane there is an oxygen-producing onboard installation. All these adaptations give the fighter almost complete independence from external factors, the ability to land on unequipped airfields.

MiG-35 cabin

The structure of the power plant of MiG-35 includes RD-33MK taken from naval MiG-29K. At the request of the customer can be replaced with motors having a deflectable thrust vector nozzles.

Aircraft cabin is completely "glass." In it there are three multi-function display and wide-angle display on the windshield.

cabin layout repeats the cockpit of the MiG-29K, development is carried out in single and double versions. Feedback from the pilots, it is quite ergonomic. In the second cabin are 4 multifunction display. Double and single versions differ from each other only by the fact that in a single version instead of the second cabin is an additional tank. Everything else is identical, and it simplifies the production process, reduces the cost of the aircraft.


MiG-35 very easy to operate, so in the near future it is planned to create a training MiG variants of the fighter. MiG is a leader in the country in the creation of modern systems of education, training pilots and ground crews. In addition to the simulators, the company creates the classrooms and develops its own methods of teaching, preserving and enhancing staff skills by using computer technology.

The main advantage of a multi-purpose MiG-35 is the ease of maintenance, based on a high degree of unification of construction and equipment with 29-m family MiGs. It is much easier to repair a fleet, rather than each individual aircraft with its design features.


According to experts of the MiG-35, which is equipped with ultra-modern onboard equipment may be in demand in the domestic and foreign markets to 2040 of

Serious interest in the Russian fighter Indian Air Force show who ordered the data at their disposal aircraft worth over $ 9 billion.

MiG-35 Environmental Specifications:

Modification   MiG-29М2
Wingspan, m   12.00
Length m   17,32
Height, m   4.73
Wing area, m2   38.00
Weight, kg  
  empty aircraft   11000
  normal takeoff   17800
  maximum take-off   22700
engine's type   2 TRDDF RD-33 ser.3M
Thrust, kgf  
  forced   X 2 8800
  unforced   X 2 5300
Maximum speed km / h  
  on high   2400
  near the ground   1400
Practical range, km:  
  without PTB   1800
  with three PTB   3000
  with one refueling   6000
Practical ceiling, m   17500
operation overload   9
Crew   2
Armament:   30-mm gun GSH-301 (ammunition 100 cartridges),
 Combat load - 4500 kg on 9 suspension units (in the overload variant, with a reduced fuel reserve) - not more than 9000 kg .:
 UR class air - medium-range air P-27 and RVV-AE, short-range missiles P-73, anti-ship X-31А and X-35, anti-radar X-31П,
 air missiles - surface X-25ML, X-29T, X-29L, NUR, KAB with laser and television guidance, free-falling bombs and air mines.



Import substitution - this is where all the loafers, were able to sell their old state, which previously was not in demand because of irrelevance. Miguén 25 took years to put the cockpit display and cover the three Glider primer?

Many media strongly exaggerated theme of the coming sunset RAC "MiG" until this year. Reasons enough to be called, with the exception of one, while the unpopular and probably unprintable.
In the light of increasing competition, not so much in aircraft types as in the struggle for crumbs allocated by the state, the appointment of M. Poghosyan, a native of Sukhoi, the head of MiG corporation, looked rather ambiguous in 2009. Then, during 2011-2014, Mikhail Aslanovich headed the JSC UAC. At that time, the largest once OKB Mikoyan struggled for survival. The collective was forced to apply in an open letter to the leadership of Russia with a request for help, justifying it with a number of facts, to which until then only experts drew attention. In particular, the Mikoyans almost directly blamed the loss of the MiG-35 Indian tender Pogosyan, who lobbied the SSJ-100 passenger project with all his might. It's not a type of aircraft, but money, which would have to "tear off" from the "Superjet" for the production of more than a hundred "MiGs."
While victory multipurpose fighter «4 ++» generation MiG-35 seemed a foregone conclusion. Especially since India first expressed interest in the aircraft, the military experts of the country were present at the trial, their comments were taken for execution. Interestingly, the abandoning of the contract, India has not lost interest in the MiG-35, the improvement which continues in the direction of increasing combat effectiveness, function, versatility, and overall improvement of performance in accordance with modern requirements.