Soviet MIG-21MT Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training Facility 1980 HA0195 scale 1:72
Highly detailed Hobby Master pre-painted diecast metal model
The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations over a half-century after its maiden flight in 1955. It is the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants). The MiG-21 SMT is a development of the MiG-21 SM with more fuel capacity. This variant is easily spotted thanks to its larger spine.
The Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training Facility was formed in 1938 and held various names over the years. The objective was to train Soviet pilots to fly aircraft of the day. From 1970 until 1992 the aircraft of choice for training was the MiG-21 with the MiG-21SMT in service from the late 1970s until 1980 the early 1980s. These aircraft not only trained Soviet pilots but pilots from Vietnam, Angola, Cuba and many other countries Soviet operating Soviet aircraft. The marking on the aircraft nose is an Excellent Aircraft Award.