MiG 29B (Bangladesh)

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Brief History:MiG 29B(9.12B) is a variant of MiG 29(9.12) for non Warsaw pact countries.Many nations bought MiG-29B. Some of those countries including Bangladesh upgraded their MiG 29B to deal with modern threats. Due to the weak state of Bangladesh Airforce in the 1990s the government decided to buy 4th Generation Fighter jets. Bangladesh originally wanted to buy F-16s from USA but due to the refusal from USA Bangladesh decided to buy it’s alternative which is the MiG 29. MiG 29B(9.12B) was bought by Bangladesh in 1999[*]. It was Bangladesh’s first twin engine air superiority fighter jet. 16 MiG 29s were ordered by Bangladesh but due to certain reasons Bangladesh only accepted 8 MiG 29s.In 2001 the MiGs were put out of service by the Government. Later the MiGs were brought back to service again due to the need of an air superiority fighter. It was sent to Ukraine for overhauling and repairing. Since then the jet has received many upgrades. Recently(2020) it was upgraded from Belarus.It was upgraded at Belarus’s 558ARZ. The upgrade made it similar to MiG 29BM in terms of capability. Recent upgrades have converted this jet into a decent multirole fighter jet. Since it’s introduction this jet has participated in many interception missions.
Currently Squadron No.8 of Bangladesh Airforce operates this jet.

I think this jet would perform similar to the MiG-29G in game.

Specifications:

Engine:RD-33 series-2. Thrust:8300 kgf. In game thrust 6430 kgf(MiG 29G).

Fuel Capacity: Same as MiG 29(9-12B)

Max Speed:Mach 2.25.
2340 Km/h at higher altitude and 1400 Km/h near ground.

Flight Ceiling: ±18,000 m

Climb Rate: 330 m/s

Max Takeoff Weight: 18500 kg(Mig 29 BM). Since this jet doesnt have the enlarged spine it should be lighter than the BM.

Cockpit: It received an improved cockpit with MFD and upgraded avionics. It also received a new flight computer and a control board for satellite ECM.

New MFD


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It’s MFI-55 I think.

Airframe: Same as MiG 29B(9.12B). It did not receive air to air refueling capability and enlarged spine of MiG 29BM. Since it was unnecessary for Bangladesh.

Armaments: This jet can carry a wide range of suspended armaments compared to the base MiG-29B. According to the tender requirement the jet should be able to carry all the suspended armaments of MiG 29SM(They probably meant SMT because BM variant is similar to SMT. Check the fourth source)

Gun:1×GSh-301

Air to Air:

  • RVV-AE(R-77).Proof:(Tender and brochure)
  • R-27R1
  • R-27T1
  • R-73E

Air to Ground:

  • KAB-500Kr
  • Kh-31A
  • Kh-29
  • Kh-25ML( Guided using Buddy lasing or IRST)
  • S-8
  • S-24
  • Dumb bombs

Complete list of suspended armaments:

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You can still bring missiles on the outer pylons when you are using satellite ECM.

Radar: It uses H019 radar(https://www.radionix.ae/radar-modernization). It is a X band Pulse doppler Radar. The radar can detect fighter sized targets from 150km away and ships from 350 km away.

Originally Bangladeshi MiG 29B had N019ME radar.Deconstructing Fire Control Radar of MiG-29s/MiG-29M2/MiG-29K/MiG-35 – Global Defense Corp

Specifications:

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Pictures:

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After upgrade:

KAB 500Kr:
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Videos :
Aerobatics:

Bangladeshi Mig 29 at Lviv

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https://youtu.be/Zz5X2_GVVRc?si=0SZCtel-bQK2By9_

Sources:
1.Brochure:upgrade_MiG-29_aircraft_eng.rar (1.6 MB)
2.Satellite M2 ECM.

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3.RVV-AE and R-73E.

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4.Kh-31A

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5.RD-33 series 2.

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6.R-27R1

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7.R-27T1

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7.БЕЛОРУССКИЙ МОДЕРНИЗИРОВАННЫЙ . Взлёт 2005 10

8.MiG-29 aircraft upgrade. - ppt download

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Could be a top-tier premium or squadron aircraft for China. +1

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agreed

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MiG 29 for every techtree 😁.

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Swedish MiG-29 when

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I only see this varient to fit in the Chinese TT but China still has many unique top tier jets to add (from both PRC and ROC) I would say we should come back to this aircraft only after at least one varient each of J-10 and F-CK-1 are added. It does make a good premium/squadron vehicle once we have most of the 4th gens in the game. But now is too soon to even consider about it.

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yeah

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Without nosecone

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+1 Could make a cool premium

New MFD completely matches with the MFD shown in the Brochure.

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these chubby ones are cute lmao

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+1

when russian grippen becomes true

Russia never used gripen.

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Except Czechs used them and they are part of the tree as Czechoslovakia

Oh

Czechia is not an official sub tree but would be cool as a sub tree to soviet/russian or even perhaps a seperate TT

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