Croatian Air Force MIG-21BIS 1st Fighter Squadron 1993 Hobby Master HA0193 scale 1:72
Highly detailed Hobby Master pre-painted diecast metal model
The Mig-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 - 13,000 planes of all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.
In 1991 a War of Independence between Croatia and Yugoslavia began and lasted until November 1995 when Croatia won. Croatia gained its three MiG-21BIS’s in February 1992 and May 1993 when Croatian born pilots defected from the Yugoslav Air Force. The aircraft were painted with the Croatian emblem and re-serialed 101, 102 and 103. 102 was flown by Colonel Ivan Selak. Later 102 was named “OSVETNIK DUBROVNIKA – AVENGER OF DUBROVNIK” with the 1st FS emblem on the port-side nose. The only survivor 102 is on display at the 91st Air Base Museum, Zagreb-Pleso.
General Specifications MiG-21BIS
Manufacturer – Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB
NATO Designation – Fishbed L/N
Role - Fighter
First Flight – 1972
Crew – Pilot
Length (Including Pitot Tube) – 14.1 m 946 ft 3 ins)
Fuselage Only – 12.25 m (40 ft 2 ins)
Wingspan – 7.15 m (23 ft 5 ins)
Height – 4.13 m (13 ft 6 ins)