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The MiG-21 is a single-engine Russian fighter jet. The fighter jet has been produced between the 50 and 70th years by 3 plants in the former USSR.
The MiG-21 has been used by 49 countries. There have been manufactured about 11.000 fighter jets where of still 3.000 are operational with 40 countries.
Standard Specifications MiG-21
There is an upgrade program to upgrade the standard MiG-21bis to the MiG-21-93 version. This upgrade contains:
- RVV-AE, R-27R1, R-27T1, R73E air-to-air missiles
- organic weapons retained.
- fire control system built around the KOPYO multimode radar
- helmet-mounted target designation system
- head-up display, multifunctional display
- new navigation, radio communication, electronic countermeasures and KARAT flight data monitoring recording and processing systems.
The air force of India has a x numbers of MiG-21bis fighter jets. These single seaters forms the back-bone of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The MiG-21bis is used as a multirole fighter/ground attack aircraft.
The Indian MiG-21's:
- have a maximum speed of 2230 km/h
- have a 23mm twin barrel canon with 4 R-60 close combat missiles
|Last updated: July 15, 2012|