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

Revised: March 2018


الجمهورية العربية السورية (al-Ǧumhūrīyâẗu l-ʿArabīyâẗi s-Sūrīyâ) (Syrian Arab Republic)

In service

Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya = Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) since 1987

All informations about deliveries are unconfirmed, maybe completely wrong.


In total 32 (?) MiGs between 1987 and 1988, in two batches
The total number of MiG-29s acquired by Syria is mystery: 22, 32 or 48.

2000: overhauls of 13 MiGs-23, spare parts for MiGs-29 and one new MiG-29 (total: 61 mln USD).
2003: informations about modernization of 14 MiGs-29 to SMT and 6 MiGs-UB to UBT standard - MiGs from first (?) batch.
2005: informations about modernization of 20 MiGs-29 to SMT/UBT standard - MiGs from second (?) batch.
2007/2008: new plans for huge deliveries to Syria, 2010: still rumours about new deliveries.

2010 quote from RSK MiG's annual report 2009: "... in 2009 Syrian MiG were modernized".
In 2016 photos of Syrian MiG-29 with R-77 rockets - apparently some MiG were really modernized.

So called ‘The Factory’ is the SyAAF’s overhaul and maintenance facility at Neyrab airbase, where all Syrian combat aircraft were overhauled, except Su-24 which were recently overhauled in Russia, in 514th ARZ Aircraft Repair Plant in Rzhev between 2010 and 2013.

Civil war in Syria caused to abort a planned deliveries of Yak-130 and MiG-29M2.


697th, 698th or 699th squadrons @ Seen (aka Sayqal) airbase. Some MiGs are permanently detached to T4 (commonly known as Tiyas) airbase (btw captured by ISIS forces in December 2016).


Arabic numerals from 0 to 9: ٠١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩

MiG-29: ٣٤٣٠ (3430) ٣٤٣٣ (3433) ٣٤٣٥ (3435)

Camouflage and painting

Syrian MiG-29 overhauled in 201x Neyrab Airbase, armed with R-77. Schematic drawing based on two-three unclear photos.

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 2005-2018, Słupsk (Poland)
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