Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 PFM 


War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, New Mexico  - The NATO reporting name for this aircraft is Fishbed.  It was, and still is, highly regarded as a supersonic fighter/interceptor.  At 11,496 units this is the “most produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history” (Wikipedia).  It entered service in 1959 and continues to be utilized.  The largest operators of this aircraft are the air forces of Russia, China, and India (in that order).  See also the MiG-21 at Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona


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