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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-21US (NATO: Mongol-B)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21US (NATO: Mongol-B)
USSR
combat trainer
1969



  • Technical data


Span 7.15 m (23 ft 5 in)
Length 12.18 m (39 ft 11 in)
Take-off weight
Maximum speed 2,175 kph (1352 mph / 1,174 kt)
Ceiling 17,700 m (58,000 ft)
Range 1,460 km (900 mi, 790 NM)
Armament two R-3 (AA-2) air-to-air missiles
Powerplant :
an R-11F2S-300 turbojet rated at 6175 kG (13,600 lbf)

 

Trainer version of second generation MiG-21.

The use of blown flaps introduced on the MiG-21PFM required another combat trainer variant to enable student pilots to master the system. Between 1966–70 such aircraft was manufactured under the designation MiG-21US (type 68). It cockpit instrumentation similar to those of the PF/PFM, new KM-1 ejection seats and enlarged fuel tanks.

Polish Air Force operated 12 aircraft, delivered during 1969–1970. The example construction number 01685144, side number 4401 was built in 1969. From 1969 to 1989 it served with No. 11 Fighter Aviation Regiment (based at Wrocław-Strachowice airfield) and No. 62 FAR (Poznan-Krzesiny). It was withdrawn in 1990 and subsequently donated to the PAM in Krakow.

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