FISHBED D
FISHBED D

Manufacturer

MIKOYAN-GUREVICH

Markings:

Hungarian Air Force, 1967

Designation:

MIG-21PF

Serial Number:

507

MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-21PF FISHBED D

The MiG-21 is the most widely produced and used supersonic fighter ever with over 10,000 built since 1955. The Fishbed was originally designed as a short-range interceptor to combat the B-52s and B-58s of the U.S. Air Force. The later MiG-21PF version incorporated a better radar, and slightly longer range for use as an all-weather fighter. The MiG-21, like its American counterpart the F-4 Phantom, does not have an internal gun and relies on missiles for air-to-air combat.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 23 ft 6 in
  • Length: 51 ft 9 in
  • Height: 15 ft 9 in
  • Weight: 18,080 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,300 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft
  • Range: 400 miles
  • Engines: 1 Tumansky R-11F2-300 with 13,492 lbs of thrust
  • Crew: 1