Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed - North Korea - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master

$ 79.99

1:72 Scale  Metal Diecast - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21- North Korea  – Length: 8.25"  Wingspan: 4”

This model is a single seat and includes a pilot figures. The canopy is not movable, instead there are two sets of canopies, one in the opened position and one in the closed position. This model comes with a pair of air to air missiles for the wings and an optional pod cannon and fuel tank for the center line. It does includes a detailed landing gear as well as the covers of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a stand included.

This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.

This model represents a Mig-21 from North Korea.

The box measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (RussianМикоян и Гуревич МиГ-21NATO reporting nameFishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by theMikoyan-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 ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.[2]

 

Early versions are considered second-generation jet fighters, while later versions are considered to be third-generation jet fighters.[citation needed] Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations six decades after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it was 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)

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