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Hello everyone,

In the photo link below, there is a line-up of Egyptian MiG-29s in two different camouflage schemes. Does anyone have any info on the aircraft in the background which seem to feature darker shades of gray? I have read that these aircraft ARE NOT MiG-35s, but rather a later variant of the MiG-29 (possibly MiG-29M/M2). Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Sorry I can't help with your question but what a very neat and tidy flight line. No GSE or tow tractors (or anything else) in sight. It looks very much like they were all placed here just for the photo.

 

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the rear ones are simply in a different light condition/ angle towards the camera.

 

they seem all to have the same camo.

 

regarding M-29M2/ MiG-35:

 

allegedly Egyption MiGs are not equipped with the newest AESA radar promised for the MiG-35, what according to the manufacturer makes them MiG-29 M2 sort of. the radar was not ready back then. (and probably is not yet either) No "real" MiG-35 out there anywhere!

 

the contracts are not public, neither is documentation about the exact designation of the variant...

 

 

 

 

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They look like MiG-ATs to me--advanced trainers.  This is definitely a carefully composed and posed shot.  I don't even see ground vehicles moving around in the background.

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4 hours ago, TheyJammedKenny! said:

They look like MiG-ATs to me--advanced trainers.  This is definitely a carefully composed and posed shot.  I don't even see ground vehicles moving around in the background.

not sure what you mean!

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https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2018/10/26/12247/?h

 

this scheme and those pics are definitely legit.

 

en exibition? yes, but still true fleet of modern MiG-29s!

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36 minutes ago, Electric Indigo said:

 

Wow, four tanks? Where do they want to go?

They are tanker aircraft. True long-range attack capabilities when paired with Rafales, Su-35s, and other MiG-29s. The Su-35s are on the way. I've read that Saudi Arabia paid for these new acquisitions, but that is not confirmed. Nice new equipment for the Egyptian Air Force!

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