The MiG-29 is a twin-engine supersonic fourth generation air superiority jet fighter developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970’s. The aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983 and still is in use with them as well as equipping over twenty four other countries over the years. The NATO designation for the MiG-29 is Fulcrum and it was designed to counter the American F-16 and F-18. The MiG-29 was first seen in the West in 1986. The MiG-29 (9-13) is designated the Fulcrum C. In 1988 and 1989 20 MiG-29As and 4 MiG-29UBs entered service with the East German Air Force (Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee; LSK).
Soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall these aircraft became part of the German Luftwaffe until 2003 when all were sold to Poland for one Euro each. While in service with East Germany MiG-29A c/n 2960525114/3503 wore Red 661, with the Luftwaffe it wore 29+06 and with Poland it wore 4107. During the time 29+06 was with the Luftwaffe it was loaned to the U.S. for two years.