The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "Balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.
Early versions are considered second-generation jet fighters, while later versions are considered to be third-generation jet fighters. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and 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).
We can see also at the right side, probably a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.
- camera : Nikon D5100
- exposure speed : 1/320 (0.003 sec)
- aperture : f/7.1
- ISO sensitivity : ISO 100
- lens : Nikon AF-S DX VR 18-55mm f/3.5 - 5.6 G
- focal length : 55mm (cadrage équivalant : 83mm)
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