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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl

a cultural institution of the Malopolska Region

Małopolska – Kraków Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Aeroplane: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PFM (type 94N) (NATO: Fishbed-F)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PFM (type 94N) (NATO: Fishbed-F)
USSR
fighter
1965



  • Technical data


Span 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)
Length 14.10 m (46 ft 3 in)
Take-off weight 8,770 kg (20,018 lb)
Maximum speed 2230 kph (1,204 kt)
Ceiling 19,000 m (62,340 ft)
Range 1,670 km (902 NM)
Armament GP-9 ventral gun pod with twin barrel 23 mm GSh-23 cannon and two RS-2US (AA-1) or R-3S (AA-2) air-to-air missiles or bombs or rocket launchers
Powerplant :
an R-11F2-300 turbojet, rated at 13,117 lbf

 

Second generation MiG-21 capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

The MiG-21PFM succeeded the PF version and was manufactured from 1964 to 1968. The modifications included new KM-1 ejection seat, which led to the replacement of a single piece canopy hinged to forward with a windscreen and canopy hinged to the right. The fin was enlarged and the wings were redesigned and fitted with blown flaps to improve take-off characteristics. A new fire control system was installed, which enabled the aircraft to attack ground targets with bombs and rocket missiles. A ventral provision for the GP-9 gun pod with twin barrel GSh-23 cannon was added. The 94N variant had nuclear bomb carrying capability.

MiG-21 of the F-13, PF and PFM versions took part in the Vietnam and Israeli/Arab war. Polish Air Force purchased 132 aircraft, delivered 1966–1968. It was the most numerous version of MiG-21 operated in Poland.

The MiG-21PFM construction number 94ML-01, side number '01' served with No. 40 Fighter Aviation Regiment at Świdwin, and from 1971 with No. 2 Fighter Aviation Regiment at Goleniow.

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