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A lot of interesting aircraft flew into Kubinka airbase yesterday. Included were the latest Yak-130 airframe, the ex-Algerian, now Russian MiG-29SMT, its two-seat brother MiG-29UBT, MiG-31BM, Su-24M2 ("Gefest & T" kit), Su-25SM, Su-27SM, Su-34, Su-35, Ka-50 and -52, the Tupolevs, and others. Some of these were even (dummy) armed. The word had gotten around ahead of time and a lot of spotters were on the scene to catch the arrivals on camera. The action may be a planned showing off to Medvedev and Co. or preparations for this year's Victory Day parade. Here are some albums and selections:

 

http://forums.airforce.ru/showthread.php?t=2430

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WOW! Nice pictures.

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However I'm surprised to see MiG-29UBT follows UB's lack of radar, I was expecting something in a MiG-29M2 manner, a two seater with a radar!

 

Not saying you're wrong, but you're sure no radar ? Gun & EOS, plus - although the profile of the nose looks much more "pointy" & I see why you said what you said, look how far forwards the front pilot is - (as opposed to the M2, where the extra room seeems to have been made aft), which means the diameter of the fueselage is quite high through that section. With a bit of careful placement there might be enough diameter there to allow a radar after all.

If they've pushed the 2nd seat forward, presumably it's to keep what was in the spine - fuel & ECM (?)

& it's carrying a payload - though admittedly all optically guided - maybe you're right - a dedicated ground strike aircraft ?

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No I'm not sure it lacks radar but I see no difference in nose of the UBT (9-51T) when compared to an "old" UB (9-51). Even the official desigation suggests it's a UB derivative. Sure, there's the IFR probe, there's the gun, I see no LERX additional "top intake louvres" (kinda like M) and those LERX seem a bit thinner than on 9-12, 9-13 and 9-51 but I see no nose modification that would allow radar installation. There's no radome!

 

 

In a #304 pic (MiG MAPO test aircraft created in 1998) you've posted we can see enlarged SMT spine but no difference in nose of the birds from this and second pic (them both being 9-51T)! So the only difference is that this "Algerian" Sparka (2 seater) in the second pic has no big strap-on dorsal tank!

 

More info on UBT:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/mig-29ubt.htm

Active UBT (blue 52):

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia---Air/Mikoyan-Gurevich-MiG-29UBT-(9-51T)/1264516/M/

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You gotta admit though that thing is really ugly and not in a nice way!

 

Are you shitting me! that aircraft is beautiful, the Russians is nearly as good as the Swedish when it comes to make beautiful aircraft :D

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And the main event, the cause of all the commotion: Medvedev takes a tour and a ride in an Su-34. :ermm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6kxk-8U78

 

 

A few more photos (http://users.livejournal.com/_arx_/118711.html#cutid1):

 

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Actually - I think the UBT ^ is the best looking Mig-29 version I've seen

 

Vekkhino - Regarding the question of the UBT having a radar and your comment "but I see no nose modification that would allow radar installation. There's no radome!"

You suggested I read your link, part of which is below - did you notice the parts in bold?

MiG-29UBT FULCRUM

The MiG-29UB two-seat trainer had been developed as special-purpose aircraft designed to perform simple combat training missions, help trainees acquire flying skills and drill actions during simulated failures of airborne equipment. The combat effectiveness of such a combat trainer is considerably below (8-10 times) that of its baseline combat version. Installation of the same airborne equipment as that on a one-seater combat fighter not only allows the combat trainer to acquire the qualities of the baseline version, but endows it with a new capability which is only possible if one more crewmember is present aboard. Besides, the advanced equipment allows the aircraft not only to retain but to markedly expand and enhance its training functions. As a result, the Air Force acquires a new combat aircraft with tactical and combat capabilities not inferior, but in some respect, superior to that of the baseline aircraft.

 

In parallel with the establishment of upgraded MiG-29SMT aircraft in MAPO MiG and began work on the upgraded version of MiG-29UB, in the construction of which introduced improvements, spent for a single fighter. In 1998, was created first experienced aircraft MiG-29UBT. Set adaptations, a close appropriate bundle MiG-29SMT, allowed similarly modernize and training and combat aircraft, turning it into a powerful multi-fighting vehicles, capable of combating the most complex ground and air targets.

 

The elimination the shortcomings of the MiG-29UB aircraft became the basic task behind modernizing the MiG-29UB aircraft. First of all, one of its main shortcomings-the short flight range- was eliminated. To this end, a strap-on fuel tank, tried out on the MiG-29SMT combat version and giving a 40% increase in the internal fuel capacity, was used. In addition, an in-flight refueling system, also tried out on the MiG-29SMT, was installed and provision was made for new drop tanks. As a result, due to the increased internal fuel capacity, the flight range of the modernized aircraft reached 2,200 km.

 

The other changes involved replacement of the obsolete avionics and installation of a new phased array radar. The composition of airborne equipment included multi-pulse Doppler radar station "Osa-2", as set out in the bow of the fuselage. The station is operating in cm range, equipped with phased array antennas. It can detect goal fighters (EPR - 5 m2) at the range of 85 km and was escorted to the range to 65 km. Scanning Azimuth and corner seats is in the range 60 degrees. A simultaneous detection of up to eight goals, while pointing missiles at four goals throughout the area scanned. A new radar system allows for a missile air-to-air medium-range, wide range air-to-surface missiles and bombs adjusted, including X-59 missiles with television-command guidance and implement action group.

 

The integration of a new digital navigation system with the new radar and a broadened variety of air-to-air and air-to-surface weapons enable the modernized MiG- 29UBT to become a real multifunctional and multimission combat aircraft capable of not only intercepting and engaging enemy aircraft while simultaneously attacking four targets, but performing the radar mapping of the terrain with location of ground (waterborne) targets, indicating moving targets and supplying the target designation data for launching guided missiles and releasing powerful precision-guided bombs.

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It's Russian two on two engagement!

 

Man it must be good to be a fighter pilot sometimes :thumbup:

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