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Aeroplane: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (NATO: Fishbed-J) '9107'

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (NATO: Fishbed-J) '9107'

  • Technical data

Span 7.15 m (24 ft)
Length 12.28 m (47.6 ft)
Take-off weight 9,400 kg (21,605 lb)
Maximum speed 2,230 km/h (1,200 kt)
Ceiling 18,200 m (57,570 ft)
Range 1,420 km (766 NM)
Armament one 23 mm GSh-23L cannon and 4 R-3S, R-3R or R-60 air to air missiles, bombs or rocket launchers
Powerplant :
an R-11F2S-300 turbojet rated at 6,175 kG (13,117 lbf)
Virtual tour :


An upgraded export version of the third generation of the MiG-21 Soviet interceptor of the 1970s.

The third generation of the MiG-21 was developed based on experience from Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Wars, which proved the need of range and weapon load increase. First there appeared the MiG-21R reconnaissance fighter, with enlarged spine, housing an additional 340 l tank, and with a second pair of underwing pylons plumbed to accept drop tanks. In 1965 a fighter version MiG-21S, with dorsal tank housed in enlarged sp ine and four underwing weapon/fuel provisions inherited from the R version was developed. The aircraft was fitted with a new RP-22 radar and ASP-PFD gunsight.

A subsequent version was MiG-21SM, powered by a new R-13-300 engine and featuring integral GSh-23 ventral cannon. The export version MiG-21MF, with the engine and the RP-22 radar of the SM version was subsequently developed and produced in the years 1970–1975.

The MiG-21MF on display, carrying the number 9107, was the aircraft of the CO of the No. 10 Fighter Regiment at Łask, Major Dariusz Pacek. The aircraft took part in the NATO Eagle’s Talon exercise and made eight missile launches to aerial targets.


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