MiG-21S (R-13-300)

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This page is about the Soviet jet fighter MiG-21S (R-13-300). For other versions, see MiG-21 (Family).
MiG-21S (R-13-300)
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MiG-21S (R-13-300)
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Description

The MiG-21S (R-13-300) is a premium rank VI Soviet jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB), 9.7 (RB), and 10.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 13 000 m2 240 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineTumansky R-13-300
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 13,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,190 2,172 16000 36.1 37.0 134.7 126.5 750
Upgraded 2,313 2,240 34.2 35.0 187.6 160.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1365 700 N/A 500 450 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 600 < 950 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-13-300 1 5,962 kg 359 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 38m fuel
1,135 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 6,651 kg 7,169 kg 7,773 kg 8,258 kg 9,900 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 11m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 38m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,825 kgf 6,483 kgf 0.97 0.90 0.83 0.79 0.65
Optimal 3,825 kgf
(0 km/h)
6,977 kgf
(1,200 km/h)
1.05 0.97 0.90 0.84 0.70

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 365 km/h
Gear700 km/h

The MiG-21S (R-13-300) can take hits from calibres lower than 30 mm guns in minor parts, but if the engine is damaged it will surely fall. A missile hit will knock out the fighter instantly or cause it to crash.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB5 400 Sl icon.png
RB5 400 Sl icon.png
SB6 740 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts970 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 900 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 270 / 330 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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Engine
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
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Airframe
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
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Mods pilon block rocket.png
UB-16
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ZB-500
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FAB-250
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UB-32
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R-3S
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FAB-500
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S-24
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R-3R

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-21S (R-13-300) is armed with:

  • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon, belly-mounted (200 rpg)

Suspended armament

Main articles: R-3R, R-3S, S-5K, S-24

The MiG-21S (R-13-300) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 4 x R-3S missiles
  • 4 x R-3R missiles
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x ZB-500 incendiary bombs

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4
Hardpoints MiG-21bis.png
250 kg OFAB-250sv bombs 1 1 1 1
500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs 1 1
ZB-500 incendiary bombs 1 1
S-5K rockets 16 16, 32 16, 32 16
S-24 rockets 1 1 1 1
R-3R missiles 1 1 1 1
R-3S missiles 1 1 1 1
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 570 kg

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast aircraft, possesses a powerful engine that will get you to the battle much quicker than most
  • Multiple loadouts allow decent CAS/AA options for GRB
  • Radar missiles can surprise opponents not expecting to be engaged at such a distance
  • Tight turn rate

Cons:

  • Air-to-air missiles are underwhelming and are mostly effective only against inattentive pilots
  • Bleeds excessive amounts of energy during turns
  • Cannon requires careful use due to the limited amount of rounds
  • Energy retention isn't the greatest
  • Fuel-hungry engine, 20m of fuel will quickly disappear if not paying attention

History

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Media

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Videos

See also

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Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
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  I-225
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