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MiG-29SMT loadouts

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Hello!

 

Question about the loadout of a MiG-29SMT. I'm on the verge of finishing the Zvezda 1/72 kit which despite a few issues is a crackin' kit and with so many weapons that it's worth the price of the kit alone.

 

I wonder what a realistic loadout would be, although the instructions have various options, I wanted to include a pair of Kh-29s, a pair of KAB-500s, and R-73s

 

However, would this be too heavy for the centerline drop tank?

 

AFAIK the SMT has a payload of 4,500 kg which isn't huge.

 

The instructions have loadouts which include 2 x Kh-29/31s + 2 x R-73 (no tank) or 4 x KAB-500/rockets + 2 x R-73 (no tank). In fact, the only option for a tank is just one with 2 x R-73s

 

Tempted to just not care about realism since it looks awesome with a lot of things under wings, but wanted some opinions first :)

 

 

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Theres a fairly recent photo of one taking off on a mission from Latakia, Syria carrying a centre line tank and a FAB-500 bomb on each inner wing pylon, no air to air weapons at all.

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I know nothing about Mig's but is this any use? It's from a Russian Mig.29  weapons manual

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and from the German AF  Mig.29 T.O. not weapons but a good GA drawing

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John  

 

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Hi, thre are effectively 2 different SMT variants in service. The ex Algerian Splinter camoed original one wjich agaik carry only dumb weapons like rocket pods and free fall bombs. And R-73 anf R-27 missils of course.

Then there are several green- grey camoed new buildy that came into service only last year. Those are the ones that saw servicd in Syria as well. Those planes most likely  (hopdfully??)are capable of guided air to ground  weappons as  well. CH-29s? 

Someone will know more ;)

 

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Same question here.
There are pics with SMT carrying MER with two small bombs, but dont know how to get them in 1/72.

Edit: This MER.

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Edited by MiG-Mech

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17 hours ago, MiG-Mech said:

Same question here.
There are pics with SMT carrying MER with two small bombs, but dont know how to get them in 1/72.

Edit: This MER.

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This  is one of the former Algerian examples, also sporting some guided bomb on port side!

All look like training rounds.

The MER is a fairly vommon one also used on the MiG-23 /-27

Edited by exdraken

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Well it's clear none of these show a big load and they've been bombing Syria with mostly dumb bombs anyway.

 

Would be a shame to waste all those weapons in the Zvezda kit though... accuracy be damned! ;)

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