MG21

MIKOYAN MiG-21

Aircraft
Name
MiG-21
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Mid wing
Tail
Regular tail, low set
WTC
M
APC
E
Type Code
L1J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Single
Position
In fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
MIKOYAN MiG-21
HINDUSTAN MiG-21
GUIZHOU JJ-7
GUIZHOU FT-7
ELBIT Lancer
ELBIT MiG-21 Lancer
CHENGDU Skybolt
CHENGDU J-7
CHENGDU F-7 Skybolt
CHENGDU F-7 Airguard
CHENGDU F-7
CHENGDU Airguard
AEROSTAR (2) MiG-21 Lancer
AEROSTAR (2) Lancer

MG21

Single seat fighter and close support aircraft. In service since 1955 (J-7 since 1967, MiG-21 bis since 1972). Lightweight interceptor development, built in many versions:

  • MiG-21R reconnaissance version,
  • MiG-21bis improved multirole fighter development.
  • MAPO upgrades MiG-21bis to MiG-21-93,
  • Israeli IAI to Mig-21-2000, with revised canopy, improved avionics and new radar since 1995.
  • J-7/F-7 Airguard China´s licence development by CHENGDU.
  • F-7 export-designation
  • J-7 China designation.

F7-MG last version with cranked-delta wings and upgraded avionics, delivered from 1996.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
7.20 m
Length (metric)
13.90 m
Height (metric)
4.10 m
Powerplant

Variants:

Engine Model(s)
Tumansky R-11
Tumansky R-25
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
175 kts
Distance
800 m
MTOW
9800 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
205 kts
ROC
7000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
5000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
4000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.80
ROC
3000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
1175 kts
MACH
2.05
Ceiling
500
Range
593 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.85
ROD
10000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
350 kts
ROD
10000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
250 kts
MCS
n/a
ROD
1500 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
175 kts
Distance
550 m

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