This iconic supersonic record-setting jet aircraft has made its lasting mark on history and in the hearts of aviation enthusiasts since its debut in 1955.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. Also called "balalaika" after a stringed musical instrument it resembles and “Fishbed” by NATO, the MiG-21 is the most recognizable Soviet aircraft and also the most produced combat aircraft since the Korean War. It remains one of the most versatile aircraft ever produced, adaptable by any air force according to their specific needs and is still in use today. The Mikoyan-Gurevich MIG-21UM (Uchebnyy "Training" Modernizovannyy "Modernized") variant was a two seat training variant, a version of the MiG-21MF.
Our MiG-21, Ser# 01695163 NO. 203, was built and delivered to the East German Air Force in 1972. 203 served with the JG-3 (Fighter Squadron), TAFS-47 and TAFS-87 (Tactical Reconnaissance Squadrons), before being absorbed into the unified German Air Force as 23+84. It was withdrawn from use at Drewitz Air Base, Germany in July 1991, and salvaged in October 1992. MotoArt acquired the cockpit in 2021 and has created a lasting memento from one of the world’s most iconic jet fighter/interceptor ever built.
The nimble and extremely fast MiG-21 is a living icon. Add a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM Fishbed to your PlaneTags collection.
MiG-21 FISHBED-# 203
- Manufacturer: MIKOYAN-GUREVICH
- Serial #: 203
- Wing Span: 23 FT 5 IN
- Length: 51 FT 8 IN
- Height: 13 FT 5 IN
- Range: 216 NM
- Cruise Speed: 1174 KTS
- Ceiling: 62,336 FT
- Empty weight: 12,882 LBS
- Max Takeoff: 22,928 LBS
- Rate of Climb: 23,600 FT / MINUTE
- Engine: 1x TUMANSKY R-13-300 TURBOJET
Perfect Aviation Gift
- Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal.
- Unique - each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags.
- Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card.
- Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.
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PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.