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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-21PF '2004' (NATO: Fishbed-D)

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF '2004' (NATO: Fishbed-D)
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 (19,334 lb)
Maximum speed 2,175 kph (1,174 kt)
Ceiling 19,000 m (62,340 ft)
Range 1,900 km (1,025 NM)
Armament two R-3S (AA-2) or RS-2US (AA-1) air-to-air missiles
Powerplant :
an R-11F2S-300 turbojet rated at 5,955 kG (13,600 lbf)

 

First MiG-21 variant fitted with radar.

Second generation variant of the MiG-21. Fighter interceptor fitted with a RP-21 radar, armed with two radar homing RS-2US (AA-1) or IR homing R-3 (AA-2) missiles, and no fixed cannon armament, with a dorsal fuel tank added, manufactured 1962–1966.

Polish Air Force purchased 84 aircraft, delivered 1964–65, which remained in service until 1989.

The example side number 2004 was delivered to No. 40 Fighter Aviation Regiment in Świdwin in June 1965. The aircraft was turned over to the Museum in 1990.

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