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MiG-21 Fishbed

The MiG-21 is a single-engine Russian fighter jet. The fighter jet has been produced between the 50 and 70th years by 3 plants in the former USSR.
The MiG-21 has been used by 49 countries. There have been manufactured about 11.000 fighter jets where of still 3.000 are operational with 40 countries.

Standard Specifications MiG-21
Engine type: R-25-300
Thrust of the engine: 6850 kgf
Thrust with afterburner: 9900 kgf
Maximum g-load: till 8 G
Maximum weapon load: 13.000 kg
Maximum speed at S/L: 1300 km/h
Maximum speed at altitude: 2175 km/h
Maximum range operational at S/L: 840 km
Maximum range operational at altitude: 1350 km
Maximum ceiling: 17.000 meter


There is an upgrade program to upgrade the standard MiG-21bis to the MiG-21-93 version. This upgrade contains:

New weapons
- RVV-AE, R-27R1, R-27T1, R73E air-to-air missiles
- organic weapons retained.

New Avionics
- fire control system built around the KOPYO multimode radar
- helmet-mounted target designation system
- head-up display, multifunctional display
- new navigation, radio communication, electronic countermeasures and KARAT flight data monitoring recording and processing systems.

The air force of India has a x numbers of MiG-21bis fighter jets. These single seaters forms the back-bone of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The MiG-21bis is used as a multirole fighter/ground attack aircraft.

The Indian MiG-21's:
- have a maximum speed of 2230 km/h
- have a 23mm twin barrel canon with 4 R-60 close combat missiles

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Last updated: July 15, 2012