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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF - Brno, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 13.715 E 016° 34.834
33U E 615074 N 5454069
Quick Description: The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF belongs to the collections of the Technical Museum in Brno
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/13/2018 8:17:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMY946
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or olówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.

Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. It made aviation records, became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history, the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War and previously the longest production run of a combat aircraft (now exceeded by both the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon).

Source and more information: (visit link)

About aircraft No. 5612
Date of Production: 31.8.1975
Commissioned: 17.9.1975
Operator: 1st Fighter Air Regiment, 8th Fighter Air Regiment, 82nd Separate Fighter Squadron
Service Period: 1975-2004

Last served in active duty in 1991-93 with 82nd Separate Fighter Squadron at Ostrava-Mosnov, in Nov 1993 moved to storage in Plzen-Line, in 2004 move to museum .
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF

Tail Number: (S/N): 5612

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Technical Museum in Brno

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
according to the opening time of Technical Museum Monday closed Tuesday to Friday 9.00-17.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00-18.00

Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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