Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MT Fishbed J – Blue 15, Dolgoye Ledovo, Russia, 1970s
4 in stock
4 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA0194: MiG-21MT Fishbed J, Blue 15, Dolgoye Ledovo, Russia, 1970s. Production run of 700 models.
Length 8 inches Wingspan 3.75 inches
The original MiG-21 SMT and MT both had expanded fatback fuel spines that caused instability. The SMT’s fatback spine was replaced with the MiG-21Bis spine while the production of the MT ceased. MiG-21MT Serial 96.40.15 15 Blue was the last MT. Twelve MTs went to the 66th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment and three to Kubinka for display. Later 15 Blue was used as an instructional airframe and can be seen at Dolgoye Ledovo, Russia.
The MiG-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 – 13,000 planes of all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.