[4+024] MiG-21F & F-13 Fishbed B & C and MiG-21U Mongol A variants


The book is hard bound; actual size 11¾in x 8¼in (297 x 210 mm); it has 96 pages (40 pages in colour), 185 b&w and 152 colour photos, 4 pages of full colour profiles (21 machines depicted). The book describes the type history and technical aspects of the aeroplane, completed with a production overview and a section dealing with production and service in Czechoslovakia. Camouflage and armament & equipment descriptions, exterior and interior drawings and various sketches are also included.

  • Authors: Jaroslav Matoulek, Michal Ovčáčík, Ivo Pavlovský, Karel Susa
  • ISBN: 978-80-87045-01-5


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The MiG-21 was the most widely used jet fighter in the world in the late 1960s and in the 1970s. It was designed for the air superiority role and it first entered operational service with the Soviet Air Force in 1960. The early Fishbed variant, the MiG-21F-13, epitomized a simple, lightweight and cheapest to buy fighter. These aircraft were the backbone of the Eastern Bloc fighter air forces, while licence manufacture was undertaken in Czechoslovakia. Copies were also produced in China, with further variants coming from this source, equipping many Asian and African air forces.