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MIKOYAN MiG-21

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MG21
Aircraft
Name MiG-21
Manufacturer MIKOYAN
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Mid wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Medium
APC E
Type code L1J
Engine Jet
Engine count Single
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

AEROSTAR (2) MiG-21 Lancer
AEROSTAR (2) Lancer
CHENGDU Skybolt
CHENGDU J-7
CHENGDU F-7 Skybolt
CHENGDU F-7 Airguard
CHENGDU F-7
CHENGDU Airguard
ELBIT Lancer
ELBIT MiG-21 Lancer
GUIZHOU JJ-7
GUIZHOU FT-7
HINDUSTAN MiG-21
MIKOYAN MiG-21


MIKOYAN MiG-21

MIKOYAN MiG-21 MIKOYAN MiG-21 3D

Description

Single seat fighter and close support aircraft. In service since 1955 (J-7 since 1967, MiG-21 bis since 1972). Lightweight interceptor development, built in many versions:

  • MiG-21R reconnaissance version,
  • MiG-21bis improved multirole fighter development.
  • MAPO upgrades MiG-21bis to MiG-21-93,
  • Israeli IAI to Mig-21-2000, with revised canopy, improved avionics and new radar since 1995.
  • J-7/F-7 Airguard China´s licence development by CHENGDU.
  • F-7 export-designation
  • J-7 China designation.

F7-MG last version with cranked-delta wings and upgraded avionics, delivered from 1996.

Technical Data

Wing span 7.2 m23.622 ft
Length 13.9 m45.604 ft
Height 4.1 m13.451 ft
Powerplant Variants:
  • MiG-21F-13: 1 x Tumanskiy R11F-300
  • MiG-21PFM: 1 x Tumanskiy R11F2S-300
  • MiG-21bis: 1 x Tumanskiy R25-300
Engine model Tumansky R-11, Tumansky R-25

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 175 kts IAS 205 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.8 TAS 1175 kts MACH 0.85 IAS 350 kts IAS 250 kts Vapp (IAS) 175 kts
Distance 800 m ROC 7000 ft/min ROC 5000 ft/min ROC 4000 ft/min ROC 3000 ft/min MACH 2.05 ROD 10000 ft/min ROD 10000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 550 m
MTOW 98009,800 kg
9.8 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD 1500 ft/min APC E
WTC M Range 593593 nm
1,098,236 m
1,098.236 km
3,603,136.486 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving MG21

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