Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Blue 22, Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training
Facility, Soviet Union ca 1980
1/72 scale.
Die-cast metal with a minimum use of plastic.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Model comes with a display stand.
Landing gear can be displayed closed or in the down position.
Rubber tires.
A large assortment of weapons.
Fully assembled and painted.
Markings are tampo applied not decals.
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The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau. Some
50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations over a
half-century after its maiden flight in 1955. It is the most-produced combat aircraft since the
Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all
variants). The MiG-21 SMT is a development of the MiG-21 SM with more fuel capacity. This
variant is easily spotted thanks to its larger spine.

The Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training Facility was formed in 1938 and held various names over
the years. The objective was to train Soviet pilots to fly aircraft of the day. From 1970 until 1992
the aircraft of choice for training was the MiG-21 with the MiG-21SMT in service from the late
1970s until 1980 the early 1980s. These aircraft not only trained Soviet pilots but pilots from
Vietnam, Angola, Cuba and many other countries Soviet operating Soviet aircraft. The marking on
the aircraft nose is an Excellent Aircraft Award.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SMT specs

Developing Nation - Soviet Union

Task - Multi-role Fighter

First Flight – 1957

Crew – 1

Wing Span -  7,15 m
Wing Area - 23 m²
Length - 13,46 m
Engine (s) - Tumansky R-13 turbojet with 65,48 kN thrust (incl. After-burn)

Empty - 5450 kg
Maximum Take off - 7750 kg
Maximum Speed - 2230 km/h (mach 2,1) @ 12000 m
Maximum Range - 315 km (on internal fuel only)

2 x 23 mm cannons and a maximum of 1000 kg other weaponry depending on type of mission.