Mig-21 pics of ALL user countries

Member for

14 years 3 months

Posts: 521

All single engine fighters were retreated from active duty in `95...if my memory is corect.
Profile picture for user sainz

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 432

MiG-21-93 is an upgrade programme, not a version. Furthermore, though I don't know exactly the current state of the Indian MiG-21bis UPG or Bison programme (what is in fact the MiG-21-93) but the number of aircraft to be upgraded is 125. At least the number of MiG-21F remained below this figure. It should be possible to find more than ten photos of operational SMTs but I can't remember more than three or four pictures of MiG-21F (not to confuse with MiG-21F-13). By the way - the picture of a pair of "Soviet" MiG-21s you posted is a bad fake showing photoshopped Czech MiG-21MF / MFN.
OK.. I think, the silver 21 with opened braking chute is also a photoshopped polish MF . If you have photos of -F or -SMT, please take up here. Thank you for the corrections.
Profile picture for user sainz

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 432

Does the RuAF still operate any Fishbeds or have they all been phased out? Also, would like to learn more about the MiG-21R and how it differed from the M/MF and bis.
Some informative photo of the -R version.
Attachment Size
cz2133.jpg 78.08 KB
MIG-21R Russia recco pod.jpg 113.03 KB
sensor left.jpg 28.1 KB
cz cockpit c.jpg 84.47 KB
Profile picture for user sainz

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 432

Egypt used the MiG-21RF version. It has a special camera equipment under the cockpit.
Profile picture for user sainz

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 432

Bulgaria had MiG-21MFRs. These are MiG-21MFs, without the gun, but equipped with the -Rs recce "tools".
Profile picture for user Fulcrums

Member for

14 years 11 months

Posts: 80

Thank you Sainz. :)

Member for

14 years 10 months

Posts: 278

The newest Mig 21 MF in circulation worldwide, alias the J-7 III
Profile picture for user Canpark

Member for

15 years 4 months

Posts: 2,991

Anymore Albanian ones?

Member for

14 years 10 months

Posts: 278

Canpark dude, Since Albania had only 12 J-7 in its inventory and later lost two of them , I have the impression we have seen by now pics of every J-7 left in the country. In terms of modelling those ac are rather monotonous. They are all painted in the whitish camo with only the numbers changing. Howewer the following bad quality pic depicts an exemplary with seemingly the cocpit frames painted in dark green.
Profile picture for user Canpark

Member for

15 years 4 months

Posts: 2,991

Canpark dude, Since Albania had only 12 J-7 in its inventory and later lost two of them , I have the impression we have seen by now pics of every J-7 left in the country. In terms of modelling those ac are rather monotonous. They are all painted in the whitish camo with only the numbers changing. Howewer the following bad quality pic depicts an exemplary with seemingly the cocpit frames painted in dark green.
Thank you, Lika:)
Profile picture for user Arthur

Member for

19 years 10 months

Posts: 7,877

Scarcest MiG-21 variant is F, followed by S.
You forget the MT. Only fifteen built, and i don't think i've ever seen a pic.

Member for

14 years 3 months

Posts: 31

You forget the MT. Only fifteen built, and i don't think i've ever seen a pic.
If you can tell me the item no (izdelye) of this version I will try to believe this version existed. I think so far nobody saw a picture of this type.

Member for

14 years 10 months

Posts: 278

Czech Air Force MiG 21UM in their latest NATO style camo and low visibility insignia.
Profile picture for user the_baphomet_00

Member for

15 years 10 months

Posts: 759

that bulgarian mf numbered 515 appears to wear an "afghan like" camo pattern.. just compare... http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/103/draafmig217ph.jpg http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1184/af110015mp.jpg
Profile picture for user Canpark

Member for

15 years 4 months

Posts: 2,991

^I like the Afghan camo...
Profile picture for user sainz

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 432

that bulgarian mf numbered 515 appears to wear an "afghan like" camo pattern.. just compare... http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/103/draafmig217ph.jpg http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/1184/af110015mp.jpg
I think this is the origin of the "afghan-bulgarian" camo pattern.
Attachment Size
89_007.jpg 105.83 KB