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Artifact no.
2011.0018.001
Model
Mikoyan Gurevich 96 MiG-21MF
Manufacturer
Mikoyan Gurevich
Manufacturer Location
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Manufactured Date
1975
Context Function
The MiG-21 was important in the development of the Soviet Union's military power, which facilitated the establishment of Soviet influence and a network of friendly/client states throughout the world.
Context Technical
Inexpensive and easy to mass produce; supersonic; agile; comparatively easy to fly, service & maintain.
Context Canada
Canadian Armed Forces based in Europe trained specifically to fight the MiG-21 in the event of armed conflict against the Soviet Union. It was one of the most significant aircraft in the history of the Cold War. This particular airplane is the first modern Soviet combat aircraft donated to Canada.
Description
Predom. aluminum & steel; rubber tires; plastic; plexiglass canopy over cockpit.
Number of Parts
2
Serial Number
96004038
Artifact Finish
Predom. light grey; dark green nose cap, wheel rims & panels on stabilizers; black tires & stenciled lettering on fuselage; clear canopy over cockpit; red-blue-white roundel on wings & stabilizers; red + white bands on pitot tube; white forward landing gear & brown afterward landing gear; black + dark grey burners & afterburners.
Artifact Markings
Stenciled registration number on both sides of forward fuselage reads: "4038"; stenciled markings & plates in various locations in Czech language - to be translated.
Artifact Decoration
Czech roundel on wings & stabilizers.
Group 1
Aviation
Category 1
Aircraft
Material
metal->aluminum;metal->steel;resin->rubber;synthetic->plexiglass;synthetic->plastic
Length
15.76 M
Width
7.16 M