MIG-21 Fishbed Historical

MIG-21 Fishbed Historical (HM1XRX)

Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 27.944', W 86° 33.655'

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The MIG-21F is a short range day fighter-interceptor and the first major production version of the popular MIG-21 series. The MIG-21 is considered to be the most outstanding Soviet fighter aircraft designed since the end of WW II. The E-5 prototype of the MIG-21 was first flown in 1955 and made its first public appearance during the Soviet Aviation Day display in June 1956.The MIG-21 is used by more than 30 countries of the world — including nations friendly to the US. An estimated 10,000 - 13,000 copies have been built in 15 different versions.This production feat is only outnumbered by some WW II aircraft and in modern days only by one — the Lockheed C-130. First introduced in service in 1959, it continued front line service for more than 30 years. A record equal, and parallel, to the F-4 Phantom ll.The MIG-21 proved itself over and over as a formidable fighter. It has seen combat in most conflicts since the Vietnam War. The MIG-21 is not known for its radar or hauling capabilities, nor for its target acquisition equipment or range. It was very much dependent on the pilot, his training and experience.This MIG-21 S/N 014 is depicted in the USSR camouflage paint scheme of its time.SpecificationsManufacturer     Mikoyanl Gurevich BureauThrust     One Tumansky R-11F-300 Turbojet
engine rated at 12,675 lbs of thrust w/afterburnerLength     51 ft 9 inHeight     15 ft 9 inWingspan     23 ft 6 inWeight     11,464 lbs Empty / 18,080 lbs MaxSpeed     1,300 mph Max / 550 mph CruiseRange     800 miles w/tanksCeiling     50,000 ftArmament     One — NR-30 30mm cannon and Two — K-13 Atoll air-to-air missiles or FAB-500 bombs, FAB-250 bombs or UV-16-67 rocket podsThis aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
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HM NumberHM1XRX
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Date Added Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 542149 N 3370476
Decimal Degrees30.46573333, -86.56091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 27.944', W 86° 33.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 27' 56.64" N, 86° 33' 39.3" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base FL 32542, US
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