The Mig-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the
Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes
produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 - 13,000 planes of
all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China
without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it
easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.

A total of 26 MiG-21BIS were received by the Suomen Ilmavoimien (Finnish Air Force)
with most going to the HavLLv 31 (Fighter Squadron 31). On September 21, 1978 the
first two aircraft to arrive were MG-111 and MG-114 with MG-129 arriving on July 17,
1980. Between 1987 and 1989 MG-129 and two other aircraft were modified to RECCE
standards. On February 9, 1998 MG-129 made its last active duty flight accumulating
1,571 hours and 20 minutes flight time before becoming an operating teaching aid at
Kuopio Airport’s mechanic school.

General Specifications MiG-21BIS

Manufacturer – Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB

NATO Designation – Fishbed L/N

Role - Fighter

First Flight – 1972

Crew – Pilot

Length (Including Pitot Tube) – 14.1 m   946 ft 3 ins)
Fuselage Only – 12.25 m   (40 ft 2 ins)
Wingspan – 7.15 m   (23 ft 5 ins)
Height – 4.13 m   (13 ft 6 ins)

Take-Off Clean – 8.725 kg   (19, 235 lbs)
Maximum Take-Off – 10,400 kg   (22,925 lbs)

Engine – 1 X Tumansky R-25-300 Turbojet With Afterburner Producing 69.6 kN (15,650
lb st)

Maximum @ 13,000 m   (42,650 ft) – Mach 2.05 / 2,175 km/h / 1,353 mph
Maximum @ Sea Level – 1,300 km/h   (809 mph)
Service Ceiling – 17,800 m   (58,400 ft)
Range – 1,210 km   (751 miles)

1 X 23 mm GSh-23L Two-Barrel Cannon W/200 Rounds
5 External Hardpoints
Disposable Stores – 1,500 kg   (3,307 lb)
2 X R-3R Semi-Active AAMs
and 4 X R-60 IR AAMs
S-24 Large-Calibre Rockets (240 mm)
Fireball Bombs (50 – 500 kg)
Rocket Launchers (57 mm Rockets)
Up To 3 Drop Tanks
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True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Izdelye 75A, 31st Fighter Squadron,
Kuopio Airbase, Finland 1980