Military


MiG-21 FISHBED

Specifications
Countries of Origin Russia / China
Builder Mikoyan-Gurevich [Russia]
Xian Aircraft [China] @ Shenyang, Chengdu & Guizhou
Variants
  • MiG-21F Fishbed C
  • MiG-21PF Fishbed D
  • MiG-21PFM Fishbed F
  • MiG-21R Fishbed H
  • MiG-21S Fishbed H
  • MiG-21RF Fishbed H
  • MiG-21SM Fishbed J
  • MiG-21M (Type 96/Hindustan Aeronautics-India)
  • MiG-21PFMA Fishbed J
  • MiG-21MF Fishbed J
  • MiG-21SMT Fishbed K
  • MiG-21SMB Fishbed K
  • MiG-21bis-A Fishbed L
  • MiG-21bis-B Fishbed N
  • MiG-21U Mongol A
  • MiG-21US Mongol B
  • MiG-21UM Mongol B
  • J-7 / F-7 Fishbed
  • J-7 II / F-7B Fishbed
  • J-7 III Fishbed
  • F-7M Airguard
  • F-7P Skybolt
Similar Aircraft
  • Fitters, all models,
  • Mirage III/5,
  • A-4 Skyhawk
Role
  • Ground-attack
  • interceptor,
  • trainer
Span 23 ft. 6 in.
Length 51 ft. 9 in.
Height 15 ft. 9 in.
Weight 18,080 lbs. max.
Engines MiG-21 = Tumansky R-11F-300 @ 12,675 lbst w/afterburner
J-7 III = Wopen-13 turbofan @ 14,550-lbst
Crew One
Maximum speed 1,300 mph.
Cruising speed 550 mph.
Range MIG-21 = 400 mi range
MIG-21bis = 600 nm range
J-7 = 230 mi / 370 km lo-lo-lo radius
J-7B = 375 mi / 600 km radius w/ 2 PL-2 AAM + internal fuel
J-7B = 450 mi / 750 km radius w/ 2 PL-2 AAM + drop tanks
J-7M = 550 mi / 875 km radius w/ 2 PL-2 AAM + drop tanks
J-7 III = 525 mi / 850 km radius hi-hi-hi air superiority w/ 2 AAM + drop tanks
J-7 III = 340 mi / 550 km radius lo-lo-hi ground attack w/ 2 bombs + drop tanks
J-7 III = 1,350 mi / 2,200 km ferry range
Service Ceiling 50,000 ft / 14000 meters
Internal Fuel 2277 kg MIG-21pfs
2364 kg MIG-21bis
869 kg J-8
In-Flight Refueling No
Drop Tanks MIG-21bis = Drop tank with 391kg of fuel for 51nm range
MIG-21bis = Drop tank with 631kg of fuel for 80nm range
MIG-21bis = Drop tank with 391kg of fuel for 50nm range
J-7 = 800 l drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 111nm range
Take-Off Runway F-7M = 700-950 m (2,300-3,120 ft)
J-7 III = 800 m (2,625 ft) with afterburning
Landing Runway F-7M = 600-900 m (1,970-2,955 ft) with brake-chute
J-7 III = 550 m (1,805 ft) with flap blowing, drag-chute and brakes
Sensors MIG-21pfs = Spin Scan (R1L) radar, RWR, Balistic bombsight MIG-21bis = Jay Bird radar, RWR, Balistic bombsight
J-7 = Type 222 ranging radar, RWR, Ballistic bombsight
Armament One NR-30 30mm cannon plus
MIG-21pfs = K-13 AA-2 atoll, FAB-500, FAB-250, UV-16-67 rocket pods
MIG-21bis = UV-69 57 rocket pods, AA-8 Aphid, FAB-250, FAB-500
J-7 = 2 PL-2 or PL-7 AAM and 1 800 L drop tank (685 nm)
User Countries
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania (J-7)
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Azerbiajan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bulgaria
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • China (J-7)
  • Congo
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Republic
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gunea
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Yemen
  • Pakistan (J-7)
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • South Yemen
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • Vietnam
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbebwe




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