MiG-21F-13 - Kunovice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 02.078 E 017° 27.497
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Quick Description: MiG-21F-13 in Kunovice Aviation Museum
Location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/10/2019 11:45:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM10257
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Kunovice Aviation Museum was founded in 1970 by members of the Moravian Aeroclub, Alois Hrácek and Jirí Marek. Initially it was built as a museum or cooperative aircraft produced in a factory in Kunovice (visit link) .

The air museum at Kunovice focuses its exhibition primarily on aircraft built by the Let company (visit link) , which has its headquarters at the Kunovice airport (visit link) . Let was originally established as a branch of the Prague based Avia company in 1936 assigned to do maintenance on Avia built aircraft. Let came into its own as a manufacturer in the 1950s initially by producing designs of other companies.

The museum’s collection also includes a selection of former Czechoslovak air force aircraft including MiG-15, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets as well as Sukhoi Su-7 attack aircraft, a Mil Mi-4 helicopter and two variants of the Avia Av-14 transport, the Av-14 being the Czech license built version of the Illyushin Il-14.



MiG-21
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 platform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or olówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.. It was also nicknamed "Én b?c" (In English: Silver swallows) by North Vietnamese, (now Vietnam People's Air Force), pilots and the Vietnamese people.

Source and more information: (visit link)

More history of this airframe: (visit link)


MiG-21F-13 No. 0514
Date of Production: 1966
Construction Number: 660514
Serial Number / Registration Code: 0514
Operator:
31.10.1966-DD.MM.RRRR 4th Fighter Air Regiment
DD.MM.RRRR-05.10.1983 5th Fighter Air Regiment
Date of Decommissioning: 5.10.1983
More information: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): MiG-21F-13

Tail Number: (S/N): 0514

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Kunovice Aviation Museum

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
https://www.museum-kunovice.cz/muzeum/otviraci-doba2/


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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