A post from my Mikoyan and Gurevich Jet Fighters collection. This MiG-21 – “Fishbed” has the markings of Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท.

Originally shared by Pete Panozzo

Croatian ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Air Force MiG-21

Date 9 August 2016
Source www.flickr.com
Author Tomislav Haraminฤiฤ‡

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: ะœะธะบะพัะฝ ะธ ะ“ัƒั€ะตะฒะธั‡ ะœะธะ“-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed “balalaika”, from the aircraft’s planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or oล‚รณwek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.[2]

Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. It made aviation records, became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history, the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War and previously the longest production run of a combat aircraft (now exceeded by both the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon).

From Wikipedia