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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MT

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3rd September 2022
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Aircraft Data

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a Soviet Union built supersonic jet fighter aircraft. Some 50 countries have operated the MiG-21 and even today it is still in service with many of the worlds air forces

Most aircraft carried a single 450 Litre fuel tank on the centerline pylon. Some MiG-21 aircraft have been brought and are now owned and flown by private collectors as warbirds.

Summary data for Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Soviet Union19561015815001n/a


1 x Tumanskii R-25 (12370 - 15400 lbf) turbojet engine.


One centerline twin-barrelled GSh-23 23 mm cannon. Up to 4,400 lb of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons on two or four under-wing hardpoints


Dimensions for Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 -
Length51 ft. 8 in.
Wing Span23 ft. 5 in.
Height13 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight11,800 lbs.
Max Weight21,300 lbs.


Performance of Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 -
Max Speed1,385 mph
Cruise Speed1,000 mph
Ceiling62,300 ft.
Normal Range1,160mi.
Max Range1,800mi. (with external fuel tanks)

Updated 28th January 2009

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