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Slovak Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29AS

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighter was a formidable foe when the aircraft, first flown in 1977, initially appeared. This tactical fighter, codenamed 'Fulcrum' by NATO, was rugged yet very agile, and would have been more than a match for its Western opponents in the latter years of the Cold War.  The Slovak Air Force maintains 12 MiG-29s based with 1 Letka (1st Squadron) at Sliač Airport. The Slovakians last appeared at RIAT with a MiG-29 in 2012, then a static display. Prior to that the air arm had not sent one of the type since 1999. The aircraft will be supported by a Let L410 from 2nd Transport Flight.

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