Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

Aircraft Details


1 × internal 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23L autocannon with 200 rounds, 5 Hardpoints (4 underwing, 1 ventral)


1 × Tumansky R-25-300 afterburning turbojet, 40.18 kN (9,030 lbf) thrust dry, 69.58 kN (15,640 lbf) with afterburner

Max Speed:

2,175 km/h (1,351 mph, 1,174 kn) / M2.05 at 13,000 m (43,000 ft)

Cruising Speed:

Not Available


660 km (410 mi, 360 nmi) clean at 11,000 m (36,089 ft)

Wing Span:

7.154 m (23 ft 6 in)


14.7 m (48 ft 3 in) excluding pitot boom


4.1 m (13 ft 5 in)


10,400 kg (22,928 lb) Max Takeoff



Service Ceiling:

10,400 kg (22,928 lb)

Aircraft History

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 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 “Silver Swallow”, in Vietnamese.

Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. It made aviation records, became 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).

Source: Wikipedia

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