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HA0152 MIG-21 PFM Red 50, Soviet Air Force
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.
The MiG-21PFM was one variant of the popular MiG-21 with 944 MiG-21PFS/PFM variants
being produced. The MiG-21PFM (NATO FISHBED-F) entered service in 1966 as a modified
variant of the MiG-21PF. Among the upgrades were new radars, IFF transponder, better avionics
and a 23mm cannon that was added due to experience with earlier variants in Vietnam.
MiG-21PFM aircraft manufactured after 1968 were capable of carrying Kh-66 beam-riding
air-to-surface missiles. One variant or another of the MiG-21 served with about 37 countries.
MiG-21PFM was part of the Soviet Second Generation of Interceptors 1961 - 1966
MiG-21PFM (1964; Izdeliye 94; NATO – Fishbed F
Export version with a different IFF system, not capable of carrying S-24 rockets or ZB-62 Napalm
P – Perekhvatchik (Interceptor)
F – Forsirovannyy (Uprated)
M – Modernizirovanyy (Modernized)
One 41.55kN (9,340lb st) or 64.73kN (14,550lb st) with afterburner Tumansky R-13-300 turbojet
Wingspan: 7.15m (23ft 5½in)
Length: 15.76m (51ft 8½in) - including Pitot boom
Max T-O weight: 9,400kg (20,725lb)
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
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.