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    Mig-21 pics of ALL user countries

    inspired by the T-6 thread I want to start these thread to see if we can bring together pictures of all Mig-21 users. please just one pic per user country. for start a nice pic of a Mig-21 from Mozambique
    users:
    Afghanistan
    -Dostum Militia
    -New Afghan Air Force
    -Dem. Rep. Afghanistan
    -Taleban
    Angola
    Azerbaijan
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Cambodia
    China
    Rep Congo
    Croatia
    Cuba
    Czech Republic
    Czechoslowakia
    East Germany
    Egypt
    Ethiopia
    Georgia
    Guinea
    Guinea Bissau
    Hungary
    India
    Indonesia
    Iraq
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgizistan
    Laos
    Libya
    Madagascar
    Mali
    Mongolia
    Mozambique
    Nigeria
    North Korea
    Poland
    Romania
    Russia
    Serbia & Montenegro
    Slovakia
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Syria
    Tanzania
    Turkmenistan
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    USSR
    Vietnam
    Yemen
    Yugoslavia
    Zaire
    Zambia

    still missing

    Afghanistan
    -Dostum Militia
    -New Afghan Air Force
    -Dem. Rep. Afghanistan
    -Taleban
    Angola
    Azerbaijan
    Burkina Faso
    Cambodia
    Ethiopia
    Finland
    Georgia
    Guinea
    Guinea Bissau
    Hungary
    Kazakhstan
    Kyrgizistan
    Laos
    Libya
    Mali
    Mongolia
    Nigeria
    Poland
    Russia
    Somalia
    Sudan
    Syria
    Tanzania
    Turkmenistan
    Ukraine
    Yemen
    Yugoslavia
    Zaire
    Zambia
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    There's more than this!

    Aren't you forgetting a few countries?

    Introducing the famous "007". :diablo:

    (at least the museum version of it. It is not the original plane to bear this registration, which was ex-Iraqi. The example now exhibited at Hatzerim is another of the captured MiG-21s, one of the former Algerian captures IIRC.)
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    MiG-21Bis from Croatia...
    -115- 2004.


    -125- 2003.

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    Mig-21 from Serbian Airforce
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    Aren't you forgetting a few countries?
    I don't think so... Unless you're also counting the F-7 as a Mig-21, it is operated by only a few countries, ie Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

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    The following countries operate F-7's:

    China of course

    Albania
    Bangladesh
    Egypt
    Iran
    Myanmar
    Pakistan
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Tanzania
    Zimbabwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Bishop
    I don't think so... Unless you're also counting the F-7 as a Mig-21, it is operated by only a few countries, ie Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
    I think you missed the point of my photo: 007 is a MiG-21 in the colors of the ISRAELI air force.
    The IAF also inherited a whole flight of 21s from Algeria, on top of that one from Iraq.

    The USAF also operated a few 21s, which AFAIK came mostly from Israel as well. (t'was meeting it Vietnam, and eager to study it).

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    Romanian MiG-21F, before that buffoon Ceaucescu and his moronic wife were pumped full of lead and dumped into a hole.
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    Fabe,

    ..you missed CUBA in your list...
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    ...Vietnam
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    MiG-21Bison(Upgraded) of the Indian Air Force.

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    Cuban birds

    You can find many photos of FARC’s MiG at

    http://www.urrib2000.narod.ru/EqMiG21.html

    http://www.urrib2000.narod.ru/EqMiG21a.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Bishop
    I don't think so... Unless you're also counting the F-7 as a Mig-21, it is operated by only a few countries, ie Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
    What else would the J/F-7 be other than a Chinese MiG-21? A novel type of electric toaster?

    As for operators:

    Albania
    Pakistan
    Bangladesh
    Egypt
    Iraq
    Iran
    Sudan
    Tanzania
    Burma
    Sri Lanka
    Zimbabwe
    North Korea
    Yemen

    And and of course the PRC

    That's 14 J/F-7 user nations, curent and past, did I forget anybody????

    As for Soviet built MiGs:
    An upgraded Egyptian MiG-21MF
    A Ugandan MiG-21Sparka
    There are also some pictures of Ugandan single seaters here:
    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/724023/L/
    http://www.airliners.net/open.file/724024/L/
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    Q: Which is the most advanced version of Mig-21/F/J series ? In terms of Avionics and Manoeuvrebelity? (mind the spellings incase they're wrong)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pub
    I think you missed the point of my photo: 007 is a MiG-21 in the colors of the ISRAELI air force.
    The IAF also inherited a whole flight of 21s from Algeria, on top of that one from Iraq.

    The USAF also operated a few 21s, which AFAIK came mostly from Israel as well. (t'was meeting it Vietnam, and eager to study it).
    It was also discovered that the Israeli AF nearly used the MiG-21 (007) to its operational needs. Egyptian MiGs (21 I believe) were conducting recon missions over Israel. At the time, the Israeli AF had no fighter that could catch the Egyptian MiGs, because of the MiG's excellent acceleration. They were returning quickly back home when they saw the Israeli fighters coming in. It was then decided to use the captured MiG to intercept them. It was ready to fly and the order was given, but the MiGs never showed up again.

    The MiG, however, gave Israel (and the west) a great chance to learn about what was then the peak of Soviet technology. This info (especially the fact that the MiG-21 has a fuel tank right after the cockpit) gave Israel a huge advantage in 1967.
    The original 007 was later given to the Americans for further studies. In the 80s, when the Israeli AF museum project was prepared, the US was asked to return it. The did return a MiG-21, but not 007. They were told of it, so they sent another MiG, with the serial 007, but it wasn't this one either. The real 007 is probably still somewhere in the US.

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    Why is France always left out? MiG-21US 0214/F-ZAGR (former Czech AF) made four or five flights with the CEV from Istres before being put in storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phrozenflame
    Q: Which is the most advanced version of Mig-21/F/J series ? In terms of Avionics and Manoeuvrebelity? (mind the spellings incase they're wrong)
    If you really really want to know, the most advanced version are the ones produced by Elbit and IAI.
    :diablo: :diablo: :diablo:

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    From India

    The fun is in posting pictures that have not been seen before (atleast on the net) so here goes

    Okay, one of those have been seen before in thumbnail form..(the Jaisalmer fort one)

    Any guestimates as to what altitude these guys are flying? I am assuming about 500-800 feet AGL ?
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    Can somebody ID the country ?

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    Edit: Added some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jai
    Can somebody ID the country ?
    Looks like a DDR (ex-East Germany) flag on the fin.

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    CzAF MiG-21MFN June 2003 Neuburg (Southern Germany) during NATO's "Clean Hunter" LIVEX



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    Thanks very much for the pics! I've added Cuba, too. sorry for that
    @ dan_pub I added just the countrys that operated them in combat squadrons
    Madagascar
    Rep. Congo
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    This one remains a bit of a mystery. It's sold as Guinea Bissau on airlinehobby.com, in African Migs it's said that it's Burkina Faso
    Is anyone of you member of airlinehobby.com? You have to be a member to ask the seller a question
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pub
    The USAF also operated a few 21s, which AFAIK came mostly from Israel as well. (t'was meeting it Vietnam, and eager to study it).
    I'm pretty sure the majority of Fishbeds were actually Indonesian, but it's not an easy topic to confirm concrete details for!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Touchdown
    I'm pretty sure the majority of Fishbeds were actually Indonesian, but it's not an easy topic to confirm concrete details for!
    Are we talking about the same period?
    Israel supplied Mig-21s to the USAF in the late 60s / early 70s.
    I'm not aware of the Indonesian deal, but I'd expect it to be later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phrozenflame
    Q: Which is the most advanced version of Mig-21/F/J series ? In terms of

    Avionics and ...
    MiG-21 'Bison'
    Quote Originally Posted by phrozenflame
    ...Manoeuvrebelity?..
    F-7PG/J-7G

    More pictures:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pub
    Are we talking about the same period?
    Israel supplied Mig-21s to the USAF in the late 60s / early 70s.
    I'm not aware of the Indonesian deal, but I'd expect it to be later?
    Definitely within that time period, Dan: it wasn't really a "deal" so much as related to geo-politics and "regime change". Maybe one of the Guys here with more local knowledge of the TNI-AU or South-East Asia can confirm, but I think Indonesia stopped ops on the MiG-21F-13 in 1967? Off the top of my head this lead to them going from 1960's Fishbed ops to being an F-51 user (MAP-supplied in 1970).

    Does anyone know how the Indonesian Fishbed happened to finish-up in the Brussels museum (from 1992, IIRC)? I have more than one source suggesting this passed-on to the US. The one in the TTF at Nellis (Arthur prefers "Petting Zoo"!!) is also reported as being from the same batch. Definitely an area needing some more work....!

    Here's the TTF one I mentioned above:




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    One of the small things the US got after the CIA-backed coup by Suharto in Indonesia indeed was a batch of MiG-21F-13s, which should have happened in 1967 or 1968. Reportedly some USN pilots flew some DACT sorties against (and in) these MiGs in '68, on the basis of which Top Gun was founded a year later. And while Israel did indeed deliver some aircraft, the consistant and known condition of the Indonesian machines (all logbooks and such were included) meant that they were far more attractive for the US to actually fly than the aircraft passed on through Israel.

    The MiG-21 at Brussels seems to be a former Egyptian Fishbed, which was used in a Petting Pet Farm at Ramstein together with the MiG-23BN in the same museum. These were handed over to the US in the late 1970s when Egypt turned to the US (and China) for aircraft rather than the Soviets.
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    MiG 21 F-13 Bulgaria
    MiG 21 PFM Northern Alliance ?
    MiG 21 F-13 Syria
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