MiG-21MF (Germany)

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General characteristics
1 personCrew
9.9 tTake-off weight
11.18 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
16000 mCeiling
Tumansky R-13-300Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1365 km/hStructural
500 km/hGear
Offensive armament
23 mm GSh-23L cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
3396 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
64 x S-5K rocketsSetup 1
32 x S-5K rockets
64 x S-5K rockets
Setup 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
390000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1010000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png26000 / 34788/8690 / 11627/3070 / 4107Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1010000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2600 Ge icon.pngAces
226 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
470 % Sl icon.png220 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png


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

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 2,196 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 + -
550 ___ 450 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 650 < 600 < 780 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 3,750 kgf 5,625 kgf

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.


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).


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 18G
  • R60 can be lauched with a decent load factor
  • Agile enough to easily take a good firing position


  • Slower accelerator compared to comparable jet fighters in battle rating bracket
  • Although it has 200 rounds, trigger control required in order to conserve ammunition
  • Abysmal energy retention


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).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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

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 · ▀F-86K · F-104G
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4