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  Polish Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF "Fishbed" Fighter - 3rd Tactical Squadron, "Big Fish" (1:72 Scale)
Polish Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed Fighter - 3rd Tactical Squadron, Big Fish

Hobby Master Polish Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF 'Fishbed' Fighter - 3rd Tactical Squadron, 'Big Fish'




 
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Hobby Master HA0103 Polish Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF "Fishbed" Fighter - 3rd Tactical Squadron, "Big Fish" (1:72 Scale) "By powerful artillery fire, air strikes, and a wave of attacking tanks, we're supposed to swiftly crush the enemy."
- Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov

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 1:72 scale MiG-21MF served with the Polish Air Force and bears the markings of the 3rd Tactical Squadron. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 8 inches
Length: 3.75 inches

Release Date: September 2006

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

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