MiG-21 "Lazur-M" (Germany)

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◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M"
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◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M"
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The ◊MiG-21bis "Lazur-M" (Izdeliye [Product] 75A; NATO "Fishbed-L") is a premium gift rank VII German jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB) and 11.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Apex Predators".

A version of the MiG-21bis with a homeland air-defense datalink system (Lazur-M); although the name may sound fancy, the jet itself is essentially yet another MiG-21bis. Like the other variants in East German and Soviet service, it is equipped with a powerful engine and varieties of weaponry for different occasions, capable of both intensive air-intercept missions or simple ground-attacking missions with unguided weapons.

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 time37 s
Max altitude16 000 m
EngineTumansky R-25-300
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 13,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 2,177 2,142 16000 37.8 38.8 191.0 179.8 750
Upgraded 2,303 2,240 36.4 37.0 262.0 225.0


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

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-25-300 1 6,132 kg 371 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Gross
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel
1,140 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 6,852 kg 7,532 kg 8,232 kg 8,532 kg 9,783 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 34m fuel MGW
Stationary 4,040 kgf 7,344 kgf 1.07 0.98 0.89 0.86 0.74
Optimal 4,040 kgf
(0 km/h)
9,068 kgf
(1,200 km/h)
1.32 1.20 1.10 1.06 0.92

Survivability and armour

Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 365 km/h
Gear700 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 980 Sl icon.png
RB5 933 Sl icon.png
SB5 969 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 350 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces2 280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 110 / 310 / 600 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 238 / 238 / 238 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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New boosters
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Wings repair
Mods jet engine.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
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Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods jet engine extinguisher.png
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Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-21 "Lazur-M" (Germany) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon, belly-mounted (250 rpg)
    • 1 x 23 mm GSh-23L cannon + 64 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

Main articles: R-3R, R-3S, R-13M1, R-60MK
Main articles: S-5K, S-24

The MiG-21 "Lazur-M" (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 4 x R-13M1 missiles
  • 4 x R-3S missiles
  • 4 x R-3R missiles
  • 6 x R-60MK missiles
  • 4 x R-60MK missiles
  • 8 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (800 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-62 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x ZB-500 incendiary bombs
  • 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 2 x 32 S-5K rockets (64 total)
  • 4 x 16 S-5K rockets (64 total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4
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100 kg OFAB-100 bombs 4 4
250 kg FAB-250M-62 bombs 1 1
500 kg FAB-500M-62 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
R-13M1 missiles 1 1 1 1
R-60MK missiles 1, 2 1 1 1, 2
Maximum permissible loadout weight: 1,300 kg
Maximum permissible wing load: 650 kg
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 570 kg

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons


  • Powerful Tumansky R-25 engine with high acceleration, climb rate, and power-to-weight ratio
  • Relatively large air-to-air payload for its tier
  • All-aspect IR AAMs
  • Varieties of air-to-air/ground weapons
  • Improved overall performance to previous Fishbeds


  • Delta wing causes massive speed bleed in turns
  • The R-25 engine has rather high fuel consumption at afterburning
  • Control surfaces lock at higher speeds


The "Lazur-M" (Лазурь-М; Azure-M), also known by its equipment name ARL-SM, was a communication equipment for PVO (Air-Defense Force) jets as part of their land-based air-defense system "Dozduh-1" (Воздух-1; Air-1). Lazur-M was first installed on the MiG-21S and retained on later models of the MiG-21 including the MiG-21bis; these were the base model of earlier MiG-21bis exported to Warsaw Pact countries, and the LSK (East German Air Force) was one of the users. Later deliveries were equipped with the Polyot ILS system (producing the MiG-21bis-SAU; Sistema Avtomaticheskovo Upravleniya, Automatic Landing System).

The default livery in game is Red 872 (build no. 75033151) of JG (Jagdfliegergeschwader)-8, 1.LVD based in Neuhardenberg Marxwalde Airfield (now a regional airport) near Berlin. This aircraft was then numbered 24-27 of Luftwaffe and decommissioned on German Unification Day, and later scrapped in Dresden.[1]



See also

Related development

External links


  1. Högel, Bianca. "Die Mig-21 in DER DDR." DDR MiG-21 Lasur, n.d. https://www.biancahoegel.de/flug/typen/ru/mig/mig-21lazur-ddr.html.

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