Hobby Master HA0197 – 1/72 Scale MiG-21MF Diecast Model
1/72 Scale Airpower Series
|Length||20.4 cm||8.00 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||9.9 cm||3.90 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Removable pilot figurine
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale MiG-21MF, LSK der NVA – Hobby Master HA0197
Hobby Master HA0197 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF (NATO reporting name: Fishbed-J), Number “Red 551”. Of the Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee (LSK der NVA, Germany Democratic Republic (East Germany).
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a Soviet single-seat, single-engine, lightweight supersonic fighter-interceptor. Built-in 20 different variants, it is the most numerous produced supersonic jet fighter of all time. Designed for short duration ground-controlled interception (GCI) missions, the first flight took place on February 15, 1956, entering service in 1959. The two-seat trainers received the NATO reporting name: “Mongol”. Made under license in Czechoslovakia and India, China reverse engineered the MiG-21 as the Chengdu J-7/F-7. It served with over 60 countries and remains in service with many, Russian, Israeli and Romanian companies offer avionic and armament upgrades. The MiG-21 first experienced combat during the 1965 Indian-Pakistan war with the Indian Air Force (IAF). Used widely in Middle East conflicts, and North Vietnam used MiG-21s against more advanced US fighters with success during the Vietnam War.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium, a semi-monocoque fuselage with the engine air intake located in the nose. The cantilevered wing is a low mounted cropped delta with a conventional swept tail. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type.
Powered by a single Tumanskiy R25-300 afterburning turbojet engine mounted in the fuselage, the Mig-21 has a maximum speed of 2,175 km/h (1,351 mph), a service ceiling of 17,000 m (55,800 ft) and maximum range of 1,300 km (808 mi).
Armament consists of one internal twin-barrel 23 mm GSh-23 cannon. Five external hard-points, able to carry up to 2,000 kg (4,400 lbs) of stores: one under the fuselage on centerline and two under each wing. Ordnance included air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, unguided rockets, guided or unguided bombs and drop tanks.
The MiG-21 MF was an export version of the MiG-21 SM a more powerful version of the MiG-21 M. Fifty airframes were delivered to the LSK der NVA from February 1972 to February 1974.