Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF Fishbed D

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Markings
Hungarian Air Force, 1967
Designation
MiG-21PF
Serial Number
507

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF Fishbed D

The MiG-21 is the most widely produced and used supersonic fighter ever with over 10,000 built since 1955. The Fishbed was originally designed as a short-range interceptor to combat the B-52s and B-58s of the U.S. Air Force. The later MiG-21PF version incorporated a better radar, and slightly longer range for use as an all-weather fighter. The MiG-21, like its American counterpart the F-4 Phantom, does not have an internal gun and relies on missiles for air-to-air combat.

Specifications
Wingspan 23 ft 6 in
Length 51 ft 9 in
Height 15 ft 9 in
Weight 18,080 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 1,300 mph
Service Ceiling 50,000 ft
Range 400 miles
Engines 1 Tumansky R-11F2-300 with 13,492 lbs of thrust
Crew 1