|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Blue 60, 296 IAP, Soviet AF, 1980
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.
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.
When the Soviet Union controlled East Germany they had three regiments of MiG-21SMTs
located in country. These units were 33 IAP Wittstock, 296 IAP Altenburg and 733 IAP
Damgarten. The use of the MiG-21SMT with its great range and other improvements it made it
possible for these aircraft to be nuclear delivery capable. Not all the MiG-21SMTs were setup for
nuclear use but were trained for ait to ground attacks and strafing. The MiG-21SMT was used
until the early 1980s and replaced by MiG-21MLD and MiG-27M.
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.