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
without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it
easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.


In 1991 a War of Independence between Croatia and Yugoslavia began and lasted until
November 1995 when Croatia won. Croatia gained its three MiG-21BIS’s in February
1992 and May 1993 when Croatian born pilots defected from the Yugoslav Air Force.
The aircraft were painted with the Croatian emblem and re-serialed 101, 102 and 103.
102 was flown by Colonel Ivan Selak. Later 102 was named “OSVETNIK DUBROVNIKA
– AVENGER OF DUBROVNIK” with the 1st FS emblem on the port-side nose. The only
survivor 102 is on display at the 91st Air Base Museum, Zagreb-Pleso.


General Specifications MiG-21BIS

Manufacturer – Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB

NATO Designation – Fishbed L/N

Role - Fighter

First Flight – 1972

Crew – Pilot

Dimensions
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)

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

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

Speed
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)

Armament
1 X 23 mm GSh-23L Two-Barrel Cannon W/200 Rounds
5 External Hardpoints
Disposable Stores – 1,500 kg   (3,307 lb)
Including
2 X R-3R Semi-Active AAMs
and 4 X R-60 IR AAMs
or
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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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
HA0193
MIG-21 BIS
1st Fighter Squadron "Avenger of Dubrovnik"
Croatian Air Force, 1993
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR