F-16C/D Block 60 vs. MiG-29SMT
MiG-29SMT - 9 weapon points.
Able to carry all modern Russian made AA and AS missiles and bombs. Apparently, it is also compatible with many western missiles and bombs.
Equipped with IRST and HMS.
Max weapon load is 4500 kg.
F-16 Block 60 - 9 weapons points.
Able to carry all modern US made, and compatible (e.g. AGM 142, Python 3/4 etc.) missiles and bombs.
Equipped with IRST and HMS (depends on customer).
Max weapon load is 9000kg.
Navigation and weapon guidance:
MiG-29SMT - Apparently, can use the laser distance-measurement system in its IRST to guide laser-guided ammunition. Compatible with TV-guided weapons as well.
F-16 Block 60 - Compatible with LANTIRN and Lightning Navigation and weapons guidance systems. Allows it to fly extremely low while following the contours of the ground automatically. Can use Laser and TV-guided weapons, as well as anti-radar weapons, and GPS-guided weapons. Fully operational at night and all weather conditions.
MiG-29SMT - Improved range due to the added conformal fuel tanks. Air-refueling capability, only on newly manufactured a/c. Range is up to 3000km with conformal and external tanks.
F-16 Block 60 - Improved range due to the conformal fuel tanks. Air-refuelling capable. Range without CFT but with external fuel tanks is over 3000km, with CFT, is unknown.
MiG-29SMT - Maximum speed is somewhere between Mach 2 and Mach 2.5
F-16 Block 60 - Mach 1.95
MiG-29SMT - uses special materials and paints to reduce radar signature. Actual effectiveness of those measure is classified. The MiG-29 is, however, larger and heavier than the F-16, thus, it would be more difficult to hide. The black trails that are left by its RD-33 engines make it easier to detect visually. The two engines probably make it easier to detect using IR sensors.
F-16 Block 60 - Uses special materials and paints to reduce radar signature. Small. Only one engine.
MiG-29SMT - Improved HUD and cockpit displays. "Hands on throttle and stick". View down and back is still not very good.
F-16 Block 60 - Improved HUD and cockpit displays. "Hands on throttle and stick". Very good view in all directions.
MiG-29SMT - RD-33 18000lb x2, total thrust 36000lb.
F-16 Block 60 - Pratt and Whitney F-100-PW-229 (Block 62), 29000lb thrust.
General Electric F-110-GE-229 (Block 60), 29000lb thrust.
Draw your own conclusions.
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