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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== Flight performance ===
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The ''{{Specs|name}}'' has good acceleration and excellent maneuverability. It is second only to the J35 Draken in terms of maneuverability however constant maneuvering will cause it too bleed a lot of speed. However maneuvers do not cause the wings to rip. The acceleration is good at speeds under Mach however once it hits Mach 1, the MiG-21MF can out accelerate everything except the MiG-21SMT. It is also very easy to overspeed and rip in a dive so players should keep an eye on their speed. In terms of payload the mig can carry 2 types of AAMs; the R-3S and the R-60 and two different kinds of unguided rockets; the S5K and the S24 along with an option of 250KG bombs.
  
 
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 550 || ___ || 450 || ~11 || ~6
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==== Engine performance ====
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="4" | Aircraft mass
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| colspan="2" | Tumansky R-13-300 ||  1
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| colspan="2" | 5,860 kg || colspan="2" | 355 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
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| 1,135 kg || colspan="2" | Afterburning axial-flow turbojet
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| 6,505 kg || 7,455 kg || 8,168 kg || 9,900 kg
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
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! colspan="4" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
 
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! Optimal altitude
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
! 100% Engine power
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! 8m fuel || 20m fuel || 29m fuel || MTOW
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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| 0 m || 3,750 kgf || 5,625 kgf
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| ''Stationary'' || 3,825 kgf || 6,483 kgf
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| 1.00 || 0.87 || 0.79 || 0.65
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| ''Optimal'' || 3,825 kgf<br />(0 kph) || 6,977 kgf<br />(1,200 kph)
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| 1.07 || 0.94 || 0.85 || 0.70
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* R60 missile can pull up to 18G
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* R60 missile can pull up to 18 G
* R60 can be lauched with a decent load factor
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* R60 can be launched with a decent load factor
 
* Agile enough to easily take a good firing position
 
* Agile enough to easily take a good firing position
* Gsh23L has a great RoF and is accurate
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* Gsh23L has a great rate of fire and is accurate
 
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* Better at manoeuvres compared to other nations top jet fighters
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* Great arsenal of suspended armamants with very decent options
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* Due to its small fuselage and short wings, it's much harder to hit it (compared to the huge F-4C)
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* Germany's first top rank jet fighter with radar
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* Can perform a cobra with full real controls
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Slower accelerator compared to comparable jet fighters in battle rating bracket
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* Slower accelerator compared to comparable jet fighters
* Although it has 200 rounds, trigger control required in order to conserve ammunition
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* Although it has 200 rounds, trigger control is required in order to conserve ammunition
 
* Abysmal energy retention
 
* Abysmal energy retention
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* People who have mastered the MiG-19s will find it hard to use the new double 23mm cannon
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* Requires a lot skill and experience to be effectively used
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* Non-durable flaps. Combat/Take-off flaps rip at 550 kph.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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[[File:MiG-21MF.jpg|thumb|none]]
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''{{Specs-Link|mig-21_smt}}''
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* ''{{Specs-Link|mig-21_f13}}''
  
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
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{{Germany jet aircraft}}
 
{{Germany jet aircraft}}

Latest revision as of 23:30, 26 April 2020

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
▀MiG-21MF
mig-21_mf.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.3/10.3/10.3BR
1 personCrew
9.9 tTake-off weight
11.18 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
16 000 mCeiling
Tumansky R-13-300Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1365 km/hStructural
500 km/hGear
Offensive armament
23 mm GSh-23L cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
3 396 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
64 x S-5K rocketsSetup 1
96 x S-5K rocketsSetup 2
4 x S-24 rocketsSetup 3
4 x R-3S air-to-air missilesSetup 4
4 x R-60 air-to-air missilesSetup 5
2 x R-3S air-to-air missiles
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 6
2 x R-60 air-to-air missiles
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 7
2 x R-3S air-to-air missiles
2 x S-24 rockets
Setup 8
2 x R-60 air-to-air missiles
2 x S-24 rockets
Setup 9
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 10
2 x R-3S air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
Setup 11
2 x R-60 air-to-air missiles
2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bomb
Setup 12
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png17 000 / 22 746/7 200 / 9 633/2 120 / 2 836Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 800 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
510 % Sl icon.png240 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage MiG-21MF (Germany).jpg


The ▀MiG-21MF is a rank VI German jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Flight performance

The ▀MiG-21MF has good acceleration and excellent maneuverability. It is second only to the J35 Draken in terms of maneuverability however constant maneuvering will cause it too bleed a lot of speed. However maneuvers do not cause the wings to rip. The acceleration is good at speeds under Mach however once it hits Mach 1, the MiG-21MF can out accelerate everything except the MiG-21SMT. It is also very easy to overspeed and rip in a dive so players should keep an eye on their speed. In terms of payload the mig can carry 2 types of AAMs; the R-3S and the R-60 and two different kinds of unguided rockets; the S5K and the S24 along with an option of 250KG bombs.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 13,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,196 2,178 16 000 34.0 35.1 139.6 131.0 750
Upgraded 2295 2,240 32.3 33.0 192.8 165.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1365 500 550 550 450 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 600 < 780 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Tumansky R-13-300 1 5,860 kg 355 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel
1,135 kg Afterburning axial-flow turbojet 6,505 kg 7,455 kg 8,168 kg 9,900 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (WEP)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 29m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,825 kgf 6,483 kgf 1.00 0.87 0.79 0.65
Optimal 3,825 kgf
(0 kph)
6,977 kgf
(1,200 kph)
1.07 0.94 0.85 0.70

Survivability and armour

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.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: GSh-23L (23 mm)

The MiG-21MF (Germany) is armed with:

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

Suspended armament

The MiG-21MF (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 64 x S-5K rockets
  • 96 x S-5K rockets
  • 4 x S-24 rockets
  • 4 x R-3S missiles
  • 4 x R-60 missiles
  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 64 x S-5K rockets + 2 x R-60 missiles
  • 2 x S-24 rockets + 2 x R-3S missiles
  • 2 x S-24 rockets + 2 x R-60 missiles
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 2 x R-3S missiles (500 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs + 2 x R-60 missiles (500 kg total)

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).

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 23 mm FAB-250
II New boosters Airframe UB-16 R-3S
III Wings repair New 23 mm cannons UB-32
IV G-suit Engine Cover C-24 R-60

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • R60 missile can pull up to 18 G
  • R60 can be launched with a decent load factor
  • Agile enough to easily take a good firing position
  • Gsh23L has a great rate of fire and is accurate
  • Better at manoeuvres compared to other nations top jet fighters
  • Great arsenal of suspended armamants with very decent options
  • Due to its small fuselage and short wings, it's much harder to hit it (compared to the huge F-4C)
  • Germany's first top rank jet fighter with radar
  • Can perform a cobra with full real controls

Cons:

  • Slower accelerator compared to comparable jet fighters
  • Although it has 200 rounds, trigger control is required in order to conserve ammunition
  • Abysmal energy retention
  • People who have mastered the MiG-19s will find it hard to use the new double 23mm cannon
  • Requires a lot skill and experience to be effectively used
  • Non-durable flaps. Combat/Take-off flaps rip at 550 kph.

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

MiG-21MF.jpg

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Fighters  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34 · I-225
Jet Fighters  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l) · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-19PT · MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21SMT
Exports  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l) · ▀MiG-15bis · MiG-17AS · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF

Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  G.91 R/3