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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)
* 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
* Germany's first top rank jet fighter with radar
* Can perform a cobra with full real controls

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The ▀MiG-21MF is a rank VI German jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Flight performance

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Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 13,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 2,196 2,178 16000 34.0 35.1 139.6 131.0 750
Upgraded 2295 2,240 32.3 33.0 192.8 165.0


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 700 550 550 450 ~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 (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

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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

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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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External links

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Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Fighters  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
Jet Fighters  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l)
  MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
Exports/Licensed  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)
  J-2* · ▀MiG-15bis
  J-4* · MiG-17AS · Shenyang F-5*
  J-6A* · ▀MiG-19S
  ▀MiG-21MF · J-7II**
  *Licensed and domesticated with Chinese designations.
  **Unlicensed, reverse-engineered and domesticated with Chinese designations.
See Also  Shenyang · Chengdu

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/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  ▀F-84F · CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6 · ▀F-86K · F-104G · F-4F Early
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4