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Mig-21  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1960
Total Production: 11,000
Also Known As: F-7, Fishbed, J-7, JJ-7, Mig-21 bis, Mig-21-2000, Mig-21-93, Mig-21F, Mig-21FL, Mig-21MF, Mig-21P, Mig-21PF, Mig-21PFM, Mig-21PFMA, Mig-21PFS, Mig-21R, Mig-21S, Mig-21SM, Mig-21SMB, Mig-21SMT, Mig-21U, Mig-21UM, Mig-21UPG, Mig-21US and Mongol
Origin: Russia
Corporations: RAC MIG and Sokol
Parent System: Mig-21
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1960
Total Production: 11,000
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Description: Mig-21 is a supersonic, single-engine, lightweight day fighter-interceptor introduced by the Soviet Union in 1960. It was the backbone of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact Air Forces in the 1960s and 1970s. With over 11,000 aircraft built in the Soviet Union and under license, Mig-21 was the benchmark in combat aviation after WWII. NATO nicknamed single-seat Mig-21s 'Fished' while two-seat Mig-21U was dubbed 'Mongol'. Both aircraft were powered by a single R-13 engine providing 14,300 pounds of thrust with afterburner. More than 8,000 first generation Mig-21s have been produced so far.
Mig-21 built under license in China are called J-7/F-7. Even in the first decade of the 21st century J-7/F-7 forms the backbone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Mig-21 bis is an improved model featuring ground attack secondary capability and R-25 engine rated at 15,000+ pounds of thrust. Mig-21 bis achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in 1972 with between 2,000 to 3,000 aircraft produced to date. Most of the surviving Mig-21s are Mig-21 bis models. Mig-21-2000 and Mig-21-93 designations refer to upgrades available for existing Mig-21s.
In 2005 Indian Air Force's Mig-21s were undergoing a modernization program being carried in partnership between Sokol Plant, HAL and Mig Aircraft Corporation. Up to 125 existing Indian Mig-21s were expected to be converted into Mig-21UPG aircraft which is a far more capable variant of Mig-21 produced to date.

Mig-21 Applications


Strike & Fighter Aircraft J-8

Mig-21 Orders

Mig-21

Mig-21 items 1993-2013

View full report Chart includes Mig-21 (305)
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Mig-21 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
Height: 4.80 meter (15.7 foot)
Length: 15.8 meter (52 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 23 millimeter
Wingspan: 7.20 meter (23.6 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 14,000 meter (45,932 foot)
Max Range: 1,100 kilometer (594 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 250 mps (0.75 mach)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 664 mps (2,391 kph)
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 15,600 pound (7,076 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,170 kilogram (18,011 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Mig-21 News

There is 1 news
on 6 Oct 2005
Thursday, October 6, 2005Indian Scorpene Submarines to Receive Exocet Missiles

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Bangladesh?
F-7BG
China?
YearHoldings
2014370J-7 (290), J-7II (30) and JJ-7 (50)
Egypt?
YearHoldings
Nov 201358
Hungary?
YearHoldings
201351
201253
201153
201053
200958
200765
200665
India?
YearHoldings
2014235
Libya?
YearHoldings
201023Mig-21MF
Romania?
YearHoldings
201298
201198
201048
200974
200884
2007102
2006102
Serbia?
YearHoldings
20120
Dec 201112
Vietnam?
YearHoldings
2009140

Grand Total ?46
Air-to-Air Missiles
K-5
PL-9Cx2
R-3
R-60x2
PL-7x2
Guns, Riffles & Grenade Launchers
GSh-23Lx1
Standoff Weapons
Kh-23M

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