Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  MiG-21


Country of Origin: CIS (formerly USSR).
Similar Aircraft: Fitters, all models, Mirage III/5, A-4 Skyhawk.
Crew: One; MiG-21U Mongol - two.
Role: Ground-attack, interceptor, trainer.
Armament: Cannon, missiles, rockets, bombs.
Dimensions: Length: 51 ft, 8 in (15,78 m). Span: 23 ft, 5 in (7.16 m).


Wings: Mid-mounted delta wing with small square tips.

Engine(s): One turbojet inside the body. Small round air intake in the nose. Single exhaust.

Fuselage: Long, tubular body with a blunt nose and bubble canopy. One belly fin under the rear section. Large dorsal spine flush with the canopy.

Tail: Fin swept-back and tapered with a square tip. Flats are mid-mounted on the body, swept-back, and tapered with square tips.


Afghanistan, Albania (J-7), Algeria, Angola, Azerbiajan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Gunea Republic, Hungary, India, Iran,Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, North Korea, North Yemen, Pakistan (J-7), People's Republic of China (J-7), Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Yemen, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbebwe.

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