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Monday, February 09, 2009


This MiG from the Museum of the Commemorative Air Force in Mesa is from Hungary. This image was taken at 21mm focal length with an exposure of 1/50 seconds at f/4.5, ISO 400.
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Tuguldur said...

wooooow what a beauty?! now that is a real plane Jim! Its the famous Mig-21, looks like B2 version.

The Mongol air force had escadrils of these Mig21 and Mig25; they really allowed us to stand the clashes with china.

Also in Korean war, these small planes kicked the ass of american B52 hahahaha.

Also notice how short wings it has!

Jim said...

We didn't have B-52s during the Korean "Police Action". They came along just after that. Not sure the MiG-21 was around then either, but it sure was during Vietnam, by which time our F-4 Phantoms waxed their tails more often than not..... :-)

I was expecting to see Russian writing on the side of the plane, but it was Hungarian, so this one came to this museum through Hungary.

Wait until you see tomorrows photo. After that, I'll have some shots of the Phantom that sits right next to this MiG.

Tuguldur said...

"A mig-21 in December 26, 1972 was apparently responsible for the only claimed air combat kill of a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress in history"

"F-4C became the first U.S. jet lost to an air-to-air missile, fired by a MiG-21"

"That meant that all things being equal, the MiG would sight its targets first, and once spotted US pilots often assumed that it was farther away than it was, which led to tactical mistakes"

Russian planes Rule!