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    DescriptionThe MiG-21 originated with an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20 000 m) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American bombers. Built for almost half a century in twenty or so different versions, in four successive generations, the "Fishbed" (its NATO codename) was not only the jet which was built in the largest numbers in the whole of aviation history, but also the aircraft which was built in greatest numbers since the end of the Second World War, all types and all countries included. Used by fifty or so air forces on four of the five continents, the MiG-21 took part in most of the major conflicts during the four last decades, from the Six-Day War in 1967 to the Balkans in 1999.At the present time more than a thousand examples of this fighter, of which a large number were built in China (Shenyang F-7 and J-7) are still in service, with their career continuing thanks to modernization programs for the surviving aircraft which have enabled them to pass cheerfully into the 21st Century.


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    Title
    Mikoyan-Gurevitch MIG 21
    Subtitle
    Fishbed 1955-2010
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ge'rard Paloque
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782352501473
    ISBN 10: 2352501474
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: UG1242.F5 P353 2009
    Thema V1.0: JW
    Publisher
    HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
    Imprint name
    HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Paris