Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA0181A
MIG-21 Jet Fighter
5112, Lt. Nguyen Hong My, North Vietnamese Air Force
16 April, 1972
Plate with pilot's signature attached to stand base
This is the MiG-21 that was downed by the F-4D
HA1938A and HA1938B
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
Mig-21MF Specs:

Power Plant:
One 41.55kN (9,340lb st) or 64.73kN (14,550lb st) with afterburner
Tumansky R-13-300
turbojet

Dimensions
Wingspan: 7.15m (23ft 5½in)
Length: 15.76m (51ft 8½in) - including Pitot boom
Max T-O weight: 9,400kg (20,725lb)

Performance
Max speed: Mach 2.1 (2,230km/h - 1,385mph) above 11,000m
(36,000ft) Mach 1.06
(1,300km/h - 807mph) at low level
Range: 1,100km (683 miles) - internal fuel only 1,800km (1,118
miles) - with three
external drop tanks, one under fuselage, one under each wing

Armament
One 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 200 rounds in belly pack
Various air-to-air and air-to-ground stores carried on four under
wing pylons including:
K-13A "Atoll" or "Advanced Atoll" a-a missiles,
UV-16-57 rocket packs,
S-24 a-s rockets,
250kg and 500kg bombs
1 X centre line drop tank.
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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.



In the early 1960’s Lt. Nguyen Hong My of the North Vietnamese Air Force was trained
to fly MiG-21s in the Soviet Union and was presented his pilot wings by Ho Chi Minh.
Hong My is credited with downing one American aircraft. On April 16, 1972 Hong My’s
MiG-21 was downed by Major Dan Cherry flying F-4D 66-7550. Lt. Nguyen Hong My
broke both arms and injured his back but recovered to fly two more years. Retired
Brigadier General Dan Cherry and Lt. Nguyen Hong My have since become friends.
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