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North Vietnamese Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed" Fighter - Lt. Nguyen Hong My, April 1972 [Signature Edition]

Hobby Master North Vietnamese Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed" Fighter - Lt. Nguyen Hong My, April 1972 [Signature Edition]




 
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Hobby Master HA0181A North Vietnamese Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed" Fighter - Lt. Nguyen Hong My, April 1972 [Signature Edition] (1:72 Scale) "Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!"
- First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Kruschev commenting on Capitalism

The MiG-21 saw frequent action in the Vietnam War and was one of the most advanced aircraft at the time. However, many North Vietnamese aces preferred flying the MiG-17, due to the high wing loading on the MiG-21's. With high wing loading, the MiG-21 was not as agile or manueverable as the MiG-17. Employing a delta wing configuration, it was the first successful Soviet aircraft combining fighter and interceptor in a single aircraft. It was a lightweight fighter, achieving Mach 2 speed using a relatively low-powered afterburning turbojet, and is thus comparable to the American F-104 Starfighter and French Dassault Mirage III.

It was also used extensively in the Middle East conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s, by the air forces of Egypt, Syria and Iraq against Israel. The plane was outclassed by the more modern F-15 Eagle (designed primarily to combat the Soviet MiG-25 "Foxbat"), which was acquired by Israel in the 1970s. The Indian Air Force has been one of the largest users of this plane after it was used in the 1971 war with good results. The war also witnessed the first supersonic air combat in the subcontinent when a MiG-21 shot down a F-104 Starfighter. It was also used as late as 1999 in the Kargil War with mixed results, and employed during the early stages of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but was soon outclassed by the newer MiG-23 and MiG-27.

Due to the lack of available information, early details of the MiG-21 were often confused with those of the similar Sukhoi fighters also under development. Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1960-1961 describes the "Fishbed" as a Sukhoi design, and uses an illustration of the Su-9 "Fishpot."

This particular signed 1:72 scale MiG-21 served with the North Vietnamese Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed" Fighter and was piloted by Lt. Nguyen Hong My. Back Order! Ship Date: July 2014.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 8 inches
Length: 3.75 inches

Release Date: April 2014

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Full complement of weapons
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Display stand

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