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MILAVIA Aircraft - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 'Fishbed'

Specifications MiG-21

MiG-21F-13 'Fishbed-C' (1960)

Powerplant: one 56.3 kN (12,655 lbf) Tumanskii R-11F-300 turbojet with afterburner

Dimensions: length excl. pitot 13.46 m (44 ft 1 in), fuselage length 12.285m (40 ft 3 in); height 4.806m (15 ft 9 in); wing span 7.154m (23ft 5 in)

Weights: normal take-off weight 'clean' 7,100 kg (15,550 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 8,386 kg (18,487 lb)

Performance: max level speed in full afterburner at 12,300m (40,350 ft) Mach 2.05 or 2,125 km/h (1,320 mph); max level speed at full military power 1,300 km/h (807 mph); service ceiling 19,000m (62,335 ft);

Armament: 2 R-3S (AA-2 Atoll) IR air-to-air missiles or two rocket pods, with each up to 16 57mm unguided rockets, carried on two underwing pylons and one 490 litre drop tank carried on the centre line

MiG-21PF 'Fishbed-D' (1962)

Powerplant: one 60.0 kN (13,490 lbf) Tumanskii R-11F2-300 turbojet with afterburner

Dimensions: length excl. pitot 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in), fuselage length 12.285m (40 ft 3 in); height 4.806m (15 ft 9 in); wing span 7.154m (23ft 5 in)

Weights: take-off ('clean') 7,750 kg (17,085 lb); Max Take-Off Weight estimated around 8,800 kg (19,400 lb)

Performance: max level speed at 13,000m (42,650 ft) Mach 2.05 or 2,175 km/h (1,353 mph); max level speed at sea level 1,300 km/h (809 mph); service ceiling 19,000m (62,320 ft);

Armament: 2 R-3S (AA-2 Atoll) IR air-to-air missiles or two rocket pods, with each up to 16 57mm unguided rockets, carried on two underwing pylons and one 490 litre drop tank carried on the centre line

MiG-21SM 'Fishbed-J' (1967)

Powerplant: one 63.6 kN (14,300 lbf) Tumanskii R-13-300 turbojet with afterburner

Dimensions: length excl. pitot 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in), fuselage length 12.285m (40 ft 3 in); height 4.806m (15 ft 9 in); wing span 7.154m (23ft 5 in)

Weights: normal take-off weight 8,300 kg (18,300 lb); Max Take-Off Weight estimated around 8,800 kg (19,400 lb)

Performance: max level speed at 13,000m (42,650 ft) Mach 2.05 or 2,230 km/h (1,385 mph); max level speed at sea level 1,300 km/h (809 mph); service ceiling 18,000m (59,055 ft);

Armament: one 23mm GSh-23L two-barrel cannon with 200 rounds; 2 R-3S (AA-2 Atoll) IR air-to-air missiles and 2 R-3R semi-active radar AAM, or S-24 large-calibre rockets (240mm), freefall bombs (50-500kg), rocket launchers (57mm rockets), carried on four underwing pylons and one 490 litre drop tank carried on the centre line

MiG-21bis 'Fishbed-N' (1971)

Powerplant: one 69.6 kN (15,650 lb st) Tumanskii R-25-300 turbojet with afterburner

Dimensions: length excl. pitot 14.1 m (46 ft 3 in), fuselage length 12.25m (40 ft 2 in); height 4.125m (13 ft 6 in); wing span 7.154m (23ft 5 in)

Weights: take-off ('clean') 8,725 kg (19,235 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 10,400 kg (22,925 lb)

Performance: max level speed at 13,000m (42,650 ft) Mach 2.05 or 2,175 km/h (1,353 mph); max level speed at sea level 1,300 km/h (809 mph); service ceiling 17,800m (58,400 ft);

Armament: one 23mm GSh-23L two-barrel cannon with 200 rounds; 1500 kg (3,307 lb) of disposable stores, including 2 R-3R semi-active AAMs and 4 R-60 IR AAMs, or S-24 large-calibre rockets (240mm), freefall bombs (50-500kg), rocket launchers (57mm rockets), up to 3 drop tanks, carried on five external hardpoints (including centre line)







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Third generation MiG-21bis cockpit

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Modern MiG-21 LanceR-C cockpit