Main page "Colours ot the MiG-29 (Fulcrum)"

Revised: May 2024


Қазақстан Республикасы / Qazaqstan Respulïkası (Republic of Kazakhstan)

In service

Қазақстан Республикасы Қарулы Күштерінің Әуе қорғанысы күштері (Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan) between 1995 and 2023

Kazakhstan put 117 MiG-27, MiG-29, MiG-31 and Su-24 aircraft up for sale in October 2023, most of which are obsolete aircraft that have been grounded for a long time and have no combat value. They found no buyers, so the bid was renewed in November. At the end of April 2024, 81 of them were purchased by the US through third parties, for several million dollars all! Supposedly, they can be given to Ukraine as a source of spare parts, although they are more likely to be used as dummies to lure Russian attacks. Please remeber taht Kazakhstan is modernizing its fighter aviation, including buying Russian Su-30SMs (more on


1995: 40 MiG-29 (early 9-12 and 9-12) and MiG-29UB* (9-51) from Russia
In total 40 MiGs in 1995
Local name are МиГ-29 and МиГ-29УБ

1996: 2 MiG-29 returned to Russia (why?)
1996: 1 MiG-29 sold to Yemen
2008: 1 MiG-29UB crashed near Almaty during training flight, one pilot died.

Former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, independence in 1991. Kazakhstan obtained Su-27 and MiG-29 (40) from Russia as a form of payment for Russian debts, also for using by Russia the Baykonur space centre and for the Tu-95MS from Semipalatinsk air base returning to Russia.

MiGs were delivered to Kazakhstan from Lugovaya air base in Kirgistan (715th Fighter Air Regiment) where they were stored for few years, since the end of the USSR. It was all 9-12 and 9-51 variants. Some of the 9-12 are very old - it's the aircraft from first production series!

Aircraft were overhauled and repainted, probably in 1995 and about 2003.

Since the end of 2009 MiGs are overhauled and repainted (new scheme) in Ukrainian Львівський Державний авіаційно-ремонтний завод "ЛДАРЗ" (Lviv State Air Repair Plant "LDARZ"). Maybe slightly modernized, equipped with satellite navigation system. First overhauled MiG-29 no. 12 and MiG-29UB no. 40.


600th Air Base (Military Unit 65229, former 715th regiment) in Жетыген (Zhetygen near Almaty, former Russian Nikolayevka).

In Zhetygen there's also 149th regiment equipped with Su-24.
Other Kazakh air bases: 602nd Chimkent (Su-17, Su-25), 604th Taldykorgan (MiG-27, Su-27), 610th Sary-Arka airport, Karaganda (MiG-31).


MiG-29: 01 02 03 04 09 10 11 12
MiG-29UB: 23 24 25
Overhauled since December 2009
MiG-29: 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
MiG-29UB: 40 41 42 44 45

Camouflage and painting

MiG-29 no. 04, Kazakhstan, 2003. MiG-29 (9.13) from early production series (only about 30 was built!) with different that standard anti-static conductor rods on rudders, dorsal fins and no chaff/flare dispensers. Each aircraft (also trainers) has a different pattern of camouflage. Drawing accuracy: shapes on upper surfaces are hipothetical.

MiG-29 no. 12, Kazakhstan, December 2009. Overhauled and repainted in Lviv.
First public appearance in KADEX-2010 defence exhibition, June 2010, Astana. Each overhauled aircraft has a different pattern of camouflage. Drawing accuracy: shapes on rear parts of the wings and between fins are hipothetical.

MiG-29UB #40, Kazakhstan, December 2009. Overhauled and repainted in Lviv. Drawing accuracy: OK.

Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29 in colours Colours of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes

MiG-29 MiG-29S MiG-29UB MiG-29M MiG-29M2 MiG-29UBT MiG-29SD MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29K MiG-29KUB
MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMT MiG-29UPG MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT MiG-35

All aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005-2024, Słupsk (Poland)
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