See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

In the below image See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

The images are Taken at Kecskemet airbase in Hungary in 2003 when the Hungarian Air Force single-seat Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jets experiencing a wheel brake anti-skid controls lockup on landing.

Related link: Video of Mig-29 Fulcrum runway overrun

See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

As you can see, in spite of yawing to the left, the aircraft finished its landing run within the runway.

As a consequence of the antiskid failure, there were burst/exploded tyres with subsequent damage to the wheel-rims.

Related link: Videos of MiG-29 Catches Fire on Takeoff

See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

This explains the importance of the anti-skid system and why some military aircraft have to check the antiskid activation and radio the check to the TWR before landing (the F-104 was one of those when it flew with the Italian Air Force).

Here’s a detail of a burst tire of the main landing gear.

See what happened when MiG-29 wheel brake anti-skid controls fail

Image credit: Ret. Major VÁRI Gyula former Mig-29 pilot

The MiG-29 Fulcrum was the first Russian fourth-generation jet fighter, marked by its sleek and deadly appearance in contrast to earlier Soviet fighters. The fast and agile Fulcrum could outturn any NATO fighter, and it was armed with cutting-edge missiles. But, alas, it was held back by its old-fashioned electronics, short service life, and limited range.

In a sense, the MiG-29 combined fourth generation engineering with third generation hardware. It’s relatively low price meant it initially attracted extensive sales to developing countries, but it would swiftly become overshadowed by the more modern Su-27. The Fulcrum will remain in service for some time, however, as recent upgraded versions partially redress some of its shortcomings.

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