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    DescriptionThe MiG-21 (NATO reporting name Fishbed) firmly holds the title of the world's most widely built and used jet fighter, with more than 10,000 units rolling off the lines of three plants in the former Soviet Union. The type was also built under license in India and Czechslovakia, and without license in China until the late 2000s. Designed as a Mach-2 light tactical fighter, its original prototype, the Ye-6/1, was first flown in 1958. The first production variant of the type, designated the MiG-21F, appeared in 1960 and its improved sub-variant, the MiG-21F-13 (Type 74, NATO reporting name Fishbed-C), was made available for export by 1961. It was a simplified daytime short-range, clear-weather interceptor and tactical fighter.


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    Title
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander Mladenov, Illustrated by Adam Tooby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782003748
    ISBN 10: 1782003746
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    BIC subject category V2: HBTW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, HIS027070
    B&T Approval Code: A44702530
    LC classification: UG
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3
    DC22: 358.4009
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 623.7464
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, NHTW, JWMV
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FMV
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQS-US-Q
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    17 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Alexander Mladenov is an internationally renowned expert on Russian and Eastern European aviation topics, from Soviet era developments through to state of the art equipment. He lives and works in Bulgaria.
    Review quote
    "This book looks into the background and the development of the MiG-21 as well as the aircraft that came before it and after it. All of the different variants are covered as well as an in-depth look at one of the more produced versions, the MiG-21PF. In addition to the difference between variants, foreign production is covered as is its use in various conflicts. Several pages of full color art work and profiles are included as well as the usual large cutaway on the back two pages. A great read and highly recommended."- Scott van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (July 2014)
    Table of contents
    Introduction/ Design and Development/ Technical Specifications and Variants/ Operational History/ Conclusion/ Bibliography and Further Reading