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Mikojan MiG-21F-13 (MG-78)

MiG-21F-13 (NATO: Fisbed C) is a supersonic jet fighter of soviet origin. Prototype Ye-2 flew for the first time in 1955. Finish Air Force procured 22 aircraft during 1963-1965. Mig-21F-13 was the first aircraft to exceed Mach 2 speed in Finland and the first Finnish fighter armed with air to air missiles (K-13A).

Mig-21F-13 was retired from Finnish AF service in January 1986. MG-78 (741205) in museum was acquired from the Air Force in July 1996. It is in the markings of 31 Fighter Squadron, which operated the aircraft at Kuopio.

Technical data: Wingspan 7.15m, length (without pitotpipe) 13.75m, empty weight 5.000 kg, equipped 7.265 kg. Max level speed at altitude 2.150 km/h = Mach 2.05 mach. Engine: Tumanskij R11-F-300. Max thrust 5750 kp.