Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

ICAO aircraft code MG21
Manufacturer Mikoyan Gurevich
Country Russia
New price USD 2 million (1974)

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
MG21
Manufacturer
Mikoyan Gurevich
Manufactured
1959 - 1985
Country
Russia
New purchase price
USD 2 million (1974)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
SPO-3 Sirena-3M RWR, RP-21M Radar, SRZO-2 Khrom-Nikel' IFF, RSBN-2N
Engine:
1x Tumansky R-25-300
Jet
Power:
15,640 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1174 Kts
2,174 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
130 Kts
Travel range:
360 Nm
667 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
58,400 feet
Rate of Climb:
23600 feet / minute
119.89meter / second
Take Off Distance:
830 meter - 2,723.06 feet
Landing Distance:
550 meter - 1,804.44 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
9,800 Kg
21,605 lbs
Max Payload:
3,376 Kg
7,443 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,012 gallon
3,831 liter

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About the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Its nicknames include: “balalaika”, because its planform resembles the stringed musical instrument of the same name; “Ołówek“, Polish for “pencil”, due to the shape of its fuselage, and “Én Bạc“, meaning “silverswallow”, in Vietnamese.

Approximately 60 countries on four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. It made aviation records, becoming the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history, the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War and previously the longest production run of a combat aircraft (now exceeded by both the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon).

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