Mig-29 Fulcrum airplane model. Designed in 1972 as a replacement for the MiG-21 and MiG-23 in the fighter role, the Fulcrum slightly resembles the F-15 in basic configuration, but with the size of the smaller F/A-18. Despite the fact that the MiG-29 was not built with a fly-by-wire flight control system, it still has incredible agility and maneuverability. ,, ,,The first prototype flew on October 6, 1977 and entered service as the initial 'Fulcrum-A' in 1984. Combat capable two-seat trainers followed shortly thereafter. The 'Fulcrum-C' featured a deeper fairing, which allowed most of the avionics to be moved from the lower fuselage to provide more room for internal fuel. A 'Fulcrum-D' was designed for carrier based use, but was rejected in favor of Sukhoi's carrier borne Su-33 'Flanker'. ,, ,,Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/48. Wingspan 10 1/8 inches, Length 14 3/4 inches.