The Soviet fighter Mikoyan Guirevich MiG-21 is the most produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history. The “Fishbed” project had been set up in the mid-50s , as natural evolution of arrow-wing fighters. The delta wing and the shape, the high speed, the great manoeuvrability, the weapons variety and the loading capacity, had been the strengths of its commercial success. In fact, the MiG 21 has equipped the fighter squadrons of Soviet Union and all Warsaw Pacts Countries. Furthermore, a lot of Moscow Allied Countries, all over the World. has used it for a long time. The MiG 21 BIS was one of the most updated version. Thanks to its powerful jet engine Tumanskij the “Fishbed” was able to reach the max speed of 2.100 Km/h. It was armed with a internal 23 mm. cannon and four hard points with the possibility to load an ample range of offensive weapons. The Mig-21 operating life has been very intensive considering that it has participated to numerous conflicts between the 60s and 90s and it’s still operational in various air forces of the world.
|Title:||Mig 21 BIS Fishbed|