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"This improvement on the popular MiG29 fighter boasts good maneuverability and better avionics. It's a nice safe buy."
Harry's description of this plane in the shop.

The MiG-33 "Fulcrum" is simply a moniker given to slightly improved MiG-29 Fulcrums by the Soviets in the past in order to give the impression that improvements to their plane made them "new and improved" rather than merely "improved". Ostensibly, it is merely a MiG-29 with slight improvements in real life. In the Airforce Delta series, however, it is classified as a different plane, and in the case of Storm, boasting much more impressive stats than the MiG-29. It appears in Airforce Delta Storm and Airforce Delta Strike, in the latter seeing use by John Rundal and Pierre Gallo.

Design (Both games

Predictably, the MiG-33 looks exactly to the MiG-29 - The exact same small, twin-engine design with double rear canards. There's no point in describing it, as it looks the exact same to the MiG-29.

Performance

Airforce Delta Storm

In Airforce Delta Storm, this craft can be immediately bought upon entering Eleon Airbase. It has fairly impressive stats overall, having high mobility, and decently high stats all around, save for a slightly low Attack.

Airforce Delta Strike

As mentioned, this plane is used by John Rundal. It is one of only two planes in John's arsenal that can use the Air-to-Surface Missile, the other being a plane you won't unlock until you clear the game with him. As a result, when you need to destroy ground targets as John, this is arguably the best choice, as it has very good stats all around, and decent anti ground attack, which is something John's other planes sorely lack for the most part. It can also hold its own in a dogfight.

Statistics

Airforce Delta Storm

Attack: Medium-low

Defense: Medium-high (4200 HP)

Speed: Very high

Power: High

Mobility: Very high

Missile: 62

Ability: No

Range: 3

(There are no differences in stats between the US and PAL versions)

Airforce Delta Strike

(Clockwise starting from top)

Anti Air Attack: Medium

Mobility: Medium-high

Defense: Medium (2500 HP)

Anti Ground Attack: Medium-high

Thrust: Medium

Speed: Medium

Enemy Appearances (Missions)

Airforce Delta Storm

  • Enemy MiG-33s appear in Time Limit. They are not required.

Airforce Delta Strike

  • Pierre uses this plane in Night Blitz and New Generation, as well as some stand-by missions up until he leaves after Phase 8. In all of those appearances, he is a target.

Gallery

Airforce Delta Storm

Airforce Delta Strike

Trivia

  • The generic color scheme for the MiG-33 in Airforce Delta Strike is nearly the same as the color scheme used by the United Forces' MiG-33s in Airforce Delta Storm.