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40 years ago, test pilot Alexander Fedotov, first raised in the air a prototype of a multipurpose front-line supersonic fighter MiG-29. Entering service in 1983, he became the main fighter of world air forces (VVS).
The MiG-29 has opened a new era in the development of lightweight fighters. This is the first airplane in the world of this class combining the unsurpassed efficiency in agile air combat with the ability to attack enemy medium-range missiles, and melee.