Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PF (NATO designation - Fishbed-D)

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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21PF (NATO designation - Fishbed-D) (1959-)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
February 21, 2008
See also MiG-21 at War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, NM

The MiG-21 was produced in the USSR, India, and Czechoslovakia.  Several pilots became aces flying this aircraft, including Nguyễn Văn Cốc who scored at least 9 “kills” of US Aircraft (F-105’s, F-4’s, and a F-102) during the Vietnamese War.  He may have had as many as 11 kills, it is difficult to determine given the level of misinformation practiced by all sides of the conflict.

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