Reviewing the LOOTM Archive, it seems I've been a quite remiss in not choosing the MiG-29 "Fulcrum," a small/light fighter (roughly equivalent to the F-16). But the oversight has been a happy accident because the MiG OKB ("Design Bureau") has upgrade the systems and given the airplane more fuel and thrust-vectoring to create the MiG-35.
The -35 has some contour changes from the -29, but maintains a look that is unmistakably a fourth-generation fighter aircraft. However, it appears as though there may not be a market for the new jet and the MiG-29s may just keep on flying. Perhaps there will be engine upgrades as the current fleet ages? But if they decided to surplus the -35, it would make some lucky (RICH) pilot very happy!
With the fixed-nozzle engines the airplane displayed great agility and all-around capability, but the vectored thrust allows for some truly inspired maneuvering. And the avionics are state-of-the-science current as well.
It's too difficult to separate them, so...
The LOOTM for June
The Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29/35