The very deep profile of the MiG-29, with its considerable amount of wetted area in consequence, and the limited clearance between the runway and engine air intakes are clearly seen in this photograph of No 12 streaming its braking chute
Col V V Longinenko, commander of the MiG-29 detachment that visited the Rissala Air Base, answering a welcoming address after arriving from Kubinka. Note the large IR search and track sensor offset to starboard ahead of the cockpit of the aircraft in the background.
MiG-29 No 03 immediately after landing with the lengthwise rows of auxiliary air inlets open and the main intake ramps closed. This photograph illustrates clearly how close the aircraft is the ground, suggesting that some care is needed at rotation and touchdown.