MAKS is an international air show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, the home of the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Moscow, Russia. Air show is packed with new insights into the future of Russian aviation combined with some rare and fascinating projects from Russia’s past. MAKS 2019 runs from Tuesday, August 27 through September 1.
Russia’s top notch multipurpose fighter jet, the MiG-35, also showed off moves at MAKS 2019 that seemingly defied physics, as it soared up while performing aileron rolls, only to later do a loop and enter a controlled spin.
Here is a video of MiG-35 Display at MAKS 2019 Airshow
The multi-role fighter aircraft, set to replace the older generation MiG-29 warplanes, can track up to 30 airborne targets at a distance of up to 160km (100 miles) as well as hit six aerial and four ground targets at once.
But During MiG-35 Aerobatic Display a potentially embarrassing incident Happened for Mikoyan when MiG-35D two-seat, advanced “generation 4++” fighter lost a large wing panel from its left wing after takeoff during a flight demonstration at the MAKS Aviasalon 2019 air show at Zhukovsky Air Base.
The aircraft, which may have been crewed by a delegation from the Indian Air Force at the time of the panel separation, continued with its flight demonstration and landed without incident.
Read Details and more photo about the Incident at the Aviationist.com
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It is not unusual for high performance fighter aircraft to lose a panel during repeated flight demonstration routines where the planes are subjected to abnormally high G-forces.
Mikoyan MiG-35 is a revision of the basic MiG-29. The aircraft features a more robust multi-role capability with enhanced use of air-to-air and air-to-ground high-precision weapons. Also, it has an increased combat range owing to an increase in its internal fuel capacity.
The new MiG-35 also carries a significant payload of up to 6,500 kg on its nine hardpoints. The aircraft is armed with a 30 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 aerial cannon with 150 rounds.