Mikojan i Guriewicz MiG-21 MF

Kraków 2007-08-24

232c Section 1961-09-29

OKB Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-21 MF

Poland

History

A supersonic fighter aircraft operating in "all weather conditions".

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2008. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2008. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF

MiG-21 MF type 96 F (A) is a modernized MiG-21 M. It was an export version with the R-13-300 engine and improved equipment. In fact, the changes were small. In practice, however, many countries have purchased this depleted version, and even with R-11 engines. The aircraft was produced in Moscow in the years 1970-1974 and in Gorki in 1975.

MiG-21 MF, despite numerous modifications compared to its predecessors, still belonged to the third generation of MiG-21 aircraft.

MiG-21 MF in Poland. 1972.

In parallel with the MiG-21 M, the MiG-21 MF type 96 A was introduced to the armament. Deliveries lasted from the end of 1972 until 1975. On December 11, 1972, the first 9 machines were delivered. Poland bought a total of 120 (other sources state 116). In 1990, the Polish Army was armed with 106 aircraft.

Buying MiG-21 MF planes may seem strange. We purchased depleted versions. Engines and radar stations as in our version of the MiG-21 M. (R-11 F2S-300 engine, RP-21 MA radar station). The aircraft have R-11 engines instead of the more powerful R-13 engines. At that time, the CCCP industry already produced a better version, the MiG-21 bis, in large quantities. In the article - the history of MiG-21 M - we try to explain this matter.

During delivery, the MiG-21 MF batch from CCCP was brought in, which questioned the quality of the airframe performance (Numerous defects: Corrugations of the hull covering sheets, where they should be smooth. Slightly opening flaps). Division command refused to accept these planes. They were sent to the producer from Malbork. According to unconfirmed information, these aircraft were initially intended for the Vietnam War, but because it was over, they wanted to hand over (sell) Poland. Therefore, the last batch of 20 MiG-21 MF machines was delivered to us exceptionally from Gorki's factories. These aircraft have unusual serial numbers with the so-called prefix 96A00. The planes were accepted on December 11, 1975. These aircraft were no different from the previously delivered MiG-21 MF machines.

The first MiG-21 MF aircraft went to 41 PLM in Malbork in 1973-1974. An interesting fact is that the MiG-21 M, MF planes used in Malbork were the only ones in Poland to carry p-z-Ch-66 missiles and WRe SPS-141 radio battle tanks.

MiG-21 MF aircraft were introduced to the equipment of 4 PLM in Goleniów, 10 PLM in Łak, 11 PLM in Wrocław, 26 PLM in Zegrze Pomorskie, 28 PLM in Słupsk, 34 PLM-MW in Babich Doły, 41 PLM in Malbork.

In 10 PLM in Łask, MiG-21 MF, UM planes arrived relatively late. Training for the new type was based on equipment from 28 PLM and 34 PLM, from which planes were temporarily rented; 10 MiG-21 MF and 2 MiG-21 UM. It was from February to May 1978. The regiment in Łask, had to wait for its own aircraft until 1981, when 20 PLM from Zegrze Pomorskie received 20 MiG-21 MF aircraft. These were mainly aircraft manufactured at the Gorki plant. 10 PLM operated these machines until 1989, when it handed over these planes to 11 PLM in Wrocław.

In 10 PLM, in 1989, there were other changes. All MiG-21 PF aircraft were decommissioned, and in their place were introduced older than previously operated MiG-21 MFs, from the disassembled 2 PLM Kraków in Goleniów, as well as from 41 PLM from Malbork.

In the period from November 1989 to March 1990, 62 PLM received from other regiments MiG-21 MF aircraft, in the number of 24 machines. Mainly from 11 PLM from Wrocław. The planes were 15-18 years old and their failure rate was high. Therefore, in the spring of 1991, it was decided to restore the older version of the MiG-21 PFM to service. The MiG-21 MF, operated for over a year, was transferred to 10 PLM in Łask and 11 PLM in Wrocław.

In 1991, 1 MiG-21 MF was in the state of the 45th Air Experimental Squadron in Modlin.

In the period from 1991 to 1996, 10 PLM in Łask took over almost half of the remaining MiG-21 MF aircraft.

In August 1998, the command of the air force decided to rotate the remaining MiG-21 aircraft in service again. In October 1998, MiG-21 MF aircraft from 41 PLM in Malbork went to 3 PLM (ex 62) in Krzesiny. That is the second time MiG-21 MF aircraft have arrived in Krzesiny.

In 1999, 11 PLMs from Wrocław were dismantled. All operational MiG-21 MF aircraft were transferred to 3 PLM and 10 PLM in Łask. Thanks to this, all MiG-21 MF still in use were concentrated in these two regiments.

In 1999, Poland was admitted to NATO. The result was a change in the structure of aviation. Squadrons and air bases were appointed in place of the regiments.

On January 1, 2001, 3 PLM ceased to exist, and 3 ELT and 31 BLot were replaced. At that time, 3 ELT had over a dozen MiG-21 MF aircraft that were in service until the second half of 2002.

At the turn of 2002/2003, all MiG-21 aircraft were withdrawn from use. 20 MiG-21 MFs were lost during service (3 in disasters, 16 in failures, 1 due to damage).

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2002. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2002. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2002. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2002. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Combat capabilities of the MiG-21 MF

It must be admitted that there were differences in the combat capabilities of the Polish MiG-21 MF and the Soviet MiG-21 MF and this is not just about engines. We found this statement by one of the former MiG-21 pilots; "I will give you a small example from personal experience. In Astrakhan, I happened to do two flights on "their" MiG-21 MF aircraft. During the tactical exercise, I managed to capture a target descending from a distance of 1 200 m from a height of 1 200 m to 900 m from a distance of 3 km, and I was above it and also descended! He could barely be seen among the disturbances from the ground, and the sandstorm from the sandstorm reached this height, so that visual detection could be forgotten. I have been flying the MiG-21 for more than 17 years, I have been an SSP for 14 years and I will say this: no aircraft in Poland, not even a brand new one (because I was flying on such ones) would not be able to do it even if I saw it visually and put the optical sight reticle on it. "It was the 1980s. This shows that the Soviets were constantly modernizing their avionics equipment. They uploaded new improved algorithms to the used radar stations. Whether they offered modernization to the Polish side, it is not known. But you definitely would have to pay for it.

Until the beginning of 1981, MiG-21 M / MF planes, under combat duty, were prepared in full armament; 2 x RS-2 US + 2 x R-3 S + 200 ammunition for cannons. In 1981, this was changed and the duty team was exhibited so that one aircraft had 2 x RS-2 US, and the other had 2 x R-3 S. An additional pair of missiles was placed on aircraft stands. Cannon ammunition remained unchanged. The pilots themselves did not quite understand this change, but it introduced confusion.

The MiG-21 MF was quickly withdrawn from service in former countries of "people's democracy" (90-ies of the 20th century). But there was one exception, which was Romania. This country was the only one to decide to modernize its MiG-21 aircraft. Decisions were made around 1992. Romania has started cooperation with Israeli companies Aerostar (specialization - unmanned aerial vehicles) and Elbit Systems. Far-reaching modernization covered the MiG-21 M / MF / bis / UM aircraft. On their basis, planes marked MiG-21 Lancer were created, which were modified into three versions: Lancer A - intended for close ground support missions, Lancer B - assault, two-seater, Lancer C - air superiority fighter equipped with the Israeli Elta EL radar station / M 2032. The background to the modernization was the adaptation of aircraft to Western standards, allowing cooperation with NATO aircraft. The machines were able to carry p-p R-73 and Python 3 class missiles and Rafael Litening sights. A total of 36 machines were modernized. The first of these machines took off on August 23, 1995. We could see MiG Lancer aircraft in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in Radom in 2015, just on the 20th anniversary of their entry into service. Machines were presented at static and airborne exhibitions. This was one of their last Lancer aircraft shows, because a few months later Romania acquired General Dynamics F-16 A / B Block 15 MLU aircraft from Portugal, which were modified.

Romanian MiG-21 Lancer nb 6807 aircraft. Radom 2015. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Romanian MiG-21 Lancer nb 6807 aircraft. Radom 2015. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Written by Karol Placha Hetman


Kraków 2007-08-24

232c Section 1961-09-29

OKB Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-21 MF

Poland

Construction

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Gold MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2008. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Gold MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2008. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Gold MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Gold MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF aircraft in Poland were painted gray-silver. Four-digit side number in red. The inlet cone, the top of the vertical tail and the part of the sub-hull aerodynamic steering wheel, which were made of plastic, were painted green. In the 80's, emblems of air regiments were painted in the front of the hull. After moving the aircraft to another regiment, the emblem of its predecessors was painted over and applied. The exceptions were the MiG-21 MF nb 9107 painted gold, which from 10 PLM in Łask went to the Polish Aviation Museum in Czyżyny.

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Under the fuselage, a GSz-23 double-barrel cannon was centrally placed with a stock of 200 ammunition. Three aerodynamic brakes are also visible. Two sides of the plot and one central in the back of the fuselage.

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Right main landing gear clearly visible. On the inner armament node you can see the guide (launcher) of the missile.

MiG-21 MF nb 9107 after renovation. Perfectly visible inscriptions. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 9107 after renovation. Perfectly visible inscriptions. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Clearly visible rear aerodynamic brake with hydraulic cylinder.

But in this photo, three small catches are much more interesting. Two symmetrical on the left side of the photo and one on the right side of the photo in the form of a motorized sleeve. SPRD-99U2 rocket launch accelerators were mounted to these catches. Two pieces. One on the left side of the hull, the other on the right. The purpose of their use was to facilitate take-off of a loaded aircraft, and above all to shorten the take-off on short DS (RWY). In Poland, in fact, they were used very rarely, because there were additional activities for the pilot and the service. The accelerators were reusable. Therefore, after the start, the pilot flew back to the take-off field to drop it. The accelerators SPRD-99U2 did not always want to immediately separate from the aircraft. The pilot repeated the turn and then, when pressing the accelerator drop, pulled the plane up. Sometimes it helped and the engine fell off the plane. There was no third relapse, only an order to land, because the task envisaged for this flight was unreasonable, due to the lack of sufficient fuel. SPRD-99 U2 starter accelerators had an adjustable thrust set before flight. Thrust from 1 280 kG. up to 3,230 kG., and thus different operating times - from 9.8 seconds to 17.8 seconds. The mass of one accelerator is 221 kg.

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 9107. Czyżyny 2009. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Construction MiG-21 ( SM, M ), MF

MiG-21 MF is the sixth version introduced to the armament of Poland. The most numerous after the PFM version.

Single-seat, single-engine, supersonic fighter aircraft. The most important difference in appearance is the pitot tube slightly shifted to the right. The receiver is a new type PWD-7. The TS-27 AMSz periscope appeared on the cabin cover. The superstructure on the hull was enlarged. Four armament hooks were used. The pressure in the main landing gear wheels has been increased. An R-13 engine was used, but in practice many machines had engines from previous R-11 versions.

R-13-300 power unit with 1 x 3 990 kG afterburning, after 1 x 6 360 kG afterburning, Single-flow engine, two-shaft, 3 compressors of one shaft, 5 stages of the other, 1 turbine of one shaft and 1 turbine of the second shaft, double afterburner. Engine length 4.61 m, diameter 0.967 m, weight 1 210 kg. Fuel installation with a capacity of 2 885 liters.

MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
MiG-21 MF nb 6504. Czyżyny 2007. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Data T-T MiG-21 MF

Data T-T MiG-21 MF. 2007 rok.
Data T-T MiG-21 MF. 2007 rok.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman



Kraków 2007-08-24

232c Section 1961-09-29

OKB Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-21 MF

Poland

Tally

Immediately after the introduction of the MiG-21 M version, the MiG-21 MF type 96 A version began to be received. The aircraft were built at the Moscow plant. Deliveries lasted from the end of 1972 to 1975. On December 11, 1972, the first 9 machines were delivered, mainly series 65. In total, we bought 120 (other sources state 116). Poland has purchased depleted versions. Engines and radar stations as in our version of the MiG-21 M. (R-11 F2S-300 engine, RP-21 MA radar). The aircraft have R-11 engines instead of the more powerful R-13 engines.

During delivery, the MiG-21 MF batch from Moscow was brought in, which questioned the quality of the airframe. Division command refused to accept these planes. They were sent to the producer from Malbork. Therefore, the last batch of 20 MiG-21 MF machines was delivered to us from Gorki's plants, because the production of this version was transferred there. These aircraft have unusual serial numbers, with the so-called 96A00 prefix. They were adopted on December 11, 1975.

Tally MiG-21 MF in Poland

1 MiG-21 MF nb 6503 No. 966503. Delivered in 1972. From the beginning, the aircraft was in stock 11 PLM in Strachowice, all the time in the 2nd Air Squadron. In the summer of 1988, he was transferred to Krzesiny. In the autumn of 1990, he returned to the 11th PLM to the first squadron in Wroclaw. The aircraft was still white at the time of the first major repair at WZL Dębin. In 1992, he underwent major renovation and returned to 11th PLM to the 2nd Air Squadron in Mierzęcice, where he flew to the unlucky landing in August 1993. It was a hard landing. As an exhibit in Mierzęcice set up in front of the terminal. The plane was painted in graffiti.

2 MiG-21 MF nb 6504 No. 966504. Delivered in 1972. After leaving the service, in 2002, he was transferred to the museum in Czyżyny and is still there (2019).

3 MiG-21 MF nb 6505 No. 966505. Delivered in 1972.

4 MiG-21 MF nb 6506 No. 966506. Delivered in 1972. At the end of his service, he was used in Łask. After serving, he was sent to Barrax.

5 MiG-21 MF nb 6507 No. 966507. Delivered in 1972.

6 MiG-21 MF nb 6508 No. 966508. Delivered in 1972.

7 MiG-21 MF nb 6509 No. 966509. Delivered in 1972. After serving as an exhibit in Oleśnica.

8 MiG-21 MF nb 6510 No. 966510. Delivered in 1972. After leaving the service as an exhibit in Łódź.

9 MiG-21 MF nb 6511 No. 966511. Delivered in 1972. Used in 34 PLM (27.07.1973 or 27.07.1977 an accident occurred).

10 MiG-21 MF nb 6512 No. 966512. Delivered in 1972.

11 MiG-21 MF nb 6513 No. 966513. Delivered in 1972. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

12 MiG-21 MF nb 6514 No. 966514. Delivered in 1972. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice, then in 10 PLM in Łask. After serving as a ground target in Nadarzyce (2008).

13 MiG-21 MF nb 6515 No. 966515. Delivered in 1972. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

14 MiG-21 MF nb 6601 No. 966601. Delivered in 1972. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980.

15 MiG-21 MF nb 6602 No. 966602. Delivered in 1972. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. After serving, set as a target in Nadarzyce.

16 MiG-21 MF nb 6603 No. 966603. Delivered in 1972. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980.

17 MiG-21 MF nb 6604 No. 966604. Delivered in 1972. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980.

18 MiG-21 MF nb 6715 No. 966715. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM Starchowice, then in Łask where it ended its service and remained in 2003 as an exhibit.

19 MiG-21 MF nb 6804 No. 966804. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice, then in 10 PLM (10 ELM) in Łask and there the end of service in 2003. Set as a destination in Nadarzyce.

20 MiG-21 MF nb 6808 No. 966808. Delivered in 1973.

21 MiG-21 MF nb 6810 No. 966810. Delivered in 1973. For many years used as a school. After serving as an exhibit in Bemowo (2007).

22 MiG-21 MF nb 6812 No. 966812. Delivered in 1973. Among other things, it was operated in 10 PLM in Łask.

23 MiG-21 MF nb 6813 No. 966813. Delivered in 1973. As an exhibit in Mierzęcice.

24 MiG-21 MF nb 6814 No. 966814. Delivered in 1973. From 1999, it was used in Krzesiny and at that time it was painted - swordfish. The author of the project Krzysztof Gładkij. After leaving the service, the aircraft stood for some time in the center of Poznań, next to the Stary Browar shopping center. Finally, he went to the Poznan Aeroclub in Kobylnica.

25 MiG-21 MF nb 7012 No. 96007012. Delivered in 1975. Used in Krzesiny (2002).

26 MiG-21 MF nb 7399 No. 96007399. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. After leaving Leeuwarden.

27 MiG-21 MF nb 7405 No. 96007405. Delivered in 1975. Used in 34 PLM Babie Doły, and from August 1980, in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, then in 11 PLM in 2 ELM Mierzęcice. On March 1, 1991, an accident. Performing flights in a pattern around the airport, when this pattern changed, two MIG-21 MF aircraft number 8015 (No. 96008015, pilot captain Zawada), 7405 (No. 96007405, pilot captain Wójcik) collided. Four planes flew in formation. After entering the clouds, a change of order began. There was a collision of planes from the third and fourth position. Captain Zawada catapulted.

28 MiG-21 MF nb 7436 No. 96007436. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. As an exhibit in Nowa Sól, then in the Netherlands in Emmeloord.

29 MiG-21 MF nb 7489 No. 96007489. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie from August 1980, later in 11 PLM.

30 MiG-21 MF nb 7502 No. 96007502. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980.

31 MiG-21 MF nb 7555 No. 96007555. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since June 1980. After serving as an exhibit in Babimost.

32 MiG-21 MF nb 7600 No. 96007600. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since June 1980. After serving, he was sent to Galveston.

33 MiG-21 MF nb 7656 No. 96007656. Delivered in 1975. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980, as well as in 11 PLM and 10 PLM Łask.

34 MiG-21 MF nb 7675 No. 96007675. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980, then also in 11 PLM since 1990.

35 MiG-21 MF nb 7715 No. 96007715. Delivered in 1975. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. Then in 10 PLM Graces. Then in 11 PLM since 1988 and in the 2nd Air Squadron in Mierzęcice. On April 13, 1991, an accident occurred. Pilot Capt. pil. Kusiak. The engine cover was broken during the approach to landing. The engine speed dropped and power was lost. The plane was hard grounded. The plane was renovated. According to other information, the MiG-21 MF nb 7715 aircraft, being in stock 11 PLM 2EL in Mierzęcice in 1989, was seriously damaged during a landing on a runway by a training pilot from the 1988 promotion. The aircraft was listed from the state.

36 MiG-21 MF nb 7788 No. 96007788. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. Then in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie from August 1980 and again in 11 PLM.

37 MiG-21 MF nb 7805 No. 967805. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

38 MiG-21 MF nb 7806 No. 967806. Delivered in 1973. Used in 41 PLM. On May 17, 1982, an accident?

39 MiG-21 MF nb 7807 No. 967807. Delivered in 1973. Crashed on June 19, 1992.

40 MiG-21 MF nb 7808 No. 967808. Delivered in 1973. Used in 41 PLM. On December 31, 1975, an accident?

41 MiG-21 MF nb 7809 No. 967809. Delivered in 1973. Used in 10 PLM (ELT) in Łask. The plane was painted in camouflage. One of the pilots was Lt. Col. Jan Śliwka.

42 MiG-21 MF nb 7810 No. 967810. Delivered in 1973. After serving, set as a target in Nadarzyce.

43 MiG-21 MF nb 7811 No. 967811. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

44 MiG-21 MF nb 7812 No. 967812. Delivered in 1973. Used in Krzesiny (62 PLM, 3 ELM), where he ended his service.

45 MiG-21 MF nb 7813 No. 967813. Delivered in 1973. Used in 41 PLM. On August 12, 1975, an accident?

46 MiG-21 MF nb 7814 No. 967814. Delivered in 1973. Used in 10 PLM Łask where he ended his service. After serving, he was a target in Nadarzyce in 2008.

47 MiG-21 MF nb 7815 No. 967815. Delivered in 1973.

48 MiG-21 MF nb 7901 No. 967901. Delivered in 1973.

49 MiG-21 MF nb 7902 No. 967902. Delivered in 1973. Used in Krzesiny where he ended his service. As a private exhibit, it went to Buk near Poznań (2004).

50 MiG-21 MF nb 7903 No. 967903. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM Strachowice.

51 MiG-21 MF nb 7904 No. 967904. Delivered in 1973.

52 MiG-21 MF nb 7905 No. 967905. Delivered in 1973. Used in 41 PLM. On September 20, 1977, an accident?

53 MiG-21 MF nb 7906 No. 967906. Delivered in 1973. He left the service in 10th PLM in Łask in 2003. After serving as a destination in Nadarzyce (2008).

54 MiG-21 MF nb 7907 No. 967907. Delivered in 1973. As the first aircraft received in 10 ELT Graces two-color painting (camouflage), which over time became a model for the other aircraft of the squadron. In such colors, the 4 MiG-21 M / MF key made a farewell flight during the Air Show in Radom in 2002. He finished his service in Łask in 2003. After serving as a destination in Nadarzyce.

55 MiG-21 MF nb 7908 No. 967908. Delivered in 1973. After serving as an exhibit in Oleśnica.

56 MiG-21 MF nb 7909 No. 967909. Delivered in 1973.

57 MiG-21 MF nb 7910 No. 967910. Delivered in 1973.

58 MiG-21 MF nb 7911 No. 967911. Delivered in 1973. He served in Łask where he ended his service in 2003.

59 MiG-21 MF nb 7912 No. 967912. Delivered in 1973.

60 MiG-21 MF nb 7913 No. 967913. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. The aircraft after service, as a private exhibit, set up at the vehicle control station in Lipicze. The 10th PLM emblem was painted over on the plane. The tail of the 2nd Squadron emblem in this regiment (2007) is visible on the tail.

61 MiG-21 MF nb 7914 No. 967914. Delivered in 1973.

62 MiG-21 MF nb 7915 No. 967915. Delivered in 1973. Used in 34 PLM. On November 29, 1983, an accident?

63 MiG-21 MF nb 8001 No. 968001. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Strachowice.

64 MiG-21 MF nb 8002 No. 968002. Delivered in 1973.

65 MiG-21 MF nb 8003 No. 968003. Delivered in 1973.

66 MiG-21 MF nb 8004 No. 968004. Delivered in 1973.

67 MiG-21 MF nb 8005 No. 968005. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. Crashed on March 4, 1988.

68 MiG-21 MF nb 8006 No. 968006. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

69 MiG-21 MF nb 8007 No. 968007. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Strachowice. He left the service in 1994. As an exhibit in Strachowice.

70 MiG-21 MF nb 8008 No. 968008. Delivered in 1973. After serving as an exhibit at Ardmore.

71 MiG-21 MF nb 8009 No. 968009. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM Starachowice, in 62 PLM in Krzesiny, in 10 PLM in Łask, where he ended his service in 2003. He came to Nadarzyce (2008).

72 MiG-21 MF nb 8010 No. 968010. Delivered in 1973.

73 MiG-21 MF nb 8011 No. 968011. Delivered in 1973.

74 MiG-21 MF nb 8012 No. 968012. Delivered in 1973. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980.

75 MiG-21 MF nb 8013 No. 968013. Delivered in 1973. He served in 11 PLM in Strachowice.

76 MiG-21 MF nb 8014 No. 968014. Delivered in 1973.

77 MiG-21 MF nb 8015 No. 968015. Delivered in 1973. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. Later in Krzesiny 62 PLM. He left the service in 2002. After serving as an exhibit in Bistagno.

78 MiG-21 MF nb 8015 A No. 96008015. Delivered in 1975. Second aircraft with the same board number. Used in 11 PLM in Strchowice. Crashed on March 1, 1991. Pilot captain Zawada. When performing flights in the array around the airport, when this pattern changed, two MIG-21 MF aircraft number 8015 (No. 96008015, pilot captain Zawada), 7405 (No. 96007405, pilot captain Wójcik) collided. Four planes flew in formation. After entering the clouds, a change of order began. There was a collision of planes from the third and fourth position. Captain Zawada catapulted.

79 MiG-21 MF nb 8022 No. 96008022. Delivered in 1975. From June 1980, in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. From summer 1988, in 11 PLM in Strachowice, and from 1989, in the 2nd Air Squadron in Mierzęcice, until the 11 PLM was deformed.

80 MiG-21 MF nb 8039 No. 96008039. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie from August 1980, as well as in 11 PLM.

81 MiG-21 MF nb 8055 No. 96008055. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. After serving as an exhibit in Waliszew.

82 MiG-21 MF nb 8099 No. 96008099. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. Then in 10 PLM in Łask.

83 MiG-21 MF nb 8101 No. 968101. Delivered in 1974. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

84 MiG-21 MF nb 8113 No. 96008113. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. After serving at the Katyn Museum in Warsaw.

85 MiG-21 MF nb 8122 No. 96008122. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie from August 1980, then in 10 PLM.

86 MiG-21 MF nb 8189 No. 96008189. Delivered in 1975. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. In 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie since August 1980. Then in 11 PLM and 10 PLM. After serving as an exhibit in Kruszyn.

87 MiG-21 MF nb 8702 No. 968702. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, in 41 PLM in Malbork. Later in 62 PLM / 3 ELM in Krzesiny, where he retired in 2003.

88 MiG-21 MF nb 8703 No. 968703. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. After serving in Sao Carlos.

89 MiG-21 MF nb 8704 No. 968704. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. After serving as an exhibit in Orneta.

90 MiG-21 MF nb 8705 No. 968705. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie.

91 MiG-21 MF nb 8706 No. 968706. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Later in Krzesiny where he retired in 2003.

92 MiG-21 MF nb 8707 No. 968707. Delivered on February 9, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Then in 10 PLM Graces.

93 MiG-21 MF nb 8907 No. 968907. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. After serving as an exhibit in Garczegorze.

94 MiG-21 MF nb 8908 No. 968908. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM. On November 14, 1977, an accident?

95 MiG-21 MF nb 8909 No. 968909. Delivered on 26/03/1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie.

96 MiG-21 MF nb 8910 No. 968910. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie.

97 MiG-21 MF nb 9010 No. 969010. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Then in 10 PLM in the 2nd Squadron in Lask. Then he came to WZL No. 3 in Dęblin from where as an exhibit to the town of Przylep. After serving as an exhibit in Zielona Góra. Then abroad, probably to the Netherlands (2007).

98 MiG-21 MF nb 9011 No. 969011. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Later in 10 PLM / 10 ELM in Łask until 2002. After serving as an exhibit in Tartu.

99 MiG-21 MF nb 9012 No. 969012. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice. Then in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Then in Łask, where he left the service in 2003.

100 MiG-21 MF nb 9013 No. 969013. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM. On August 12, 1975, an accident?

101 MiG-21 MF nb 9014 No. 969014. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, then in 41 PLM Malbork.

102 MiG-21 MF nb 9015 No. 969015. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, then in 41 PLM Malbork, where he retired in 1994.

103 MiG-21 MF nb 9101 No. 969101. Delivered on March 26, 1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie.

104 MiG-21 MF nb 9102 No. 969102. Delivered on 26/03/1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie. Destroyed and as a private wreck in Oława.

105 MiG-21 MF nb 9103 No. 969103. Delivered on 26/03/1974. Used in 26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, then in 41 PLM Malbork.

106 MiG-21 MF nb 9104 No. 969104. Delivered in 1974. Used in 34 PLM Babie Doły. On December 31, 1975, an accident?

107 MiG-21 MF nb 9105 No. 969105. Delivered in 1974. Used in Krzesiny. He served until 2002.

108 MiG-21 MF nb 9106 No. 969106. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM Malbork and remained there as an exhibit. In 1997 he no longer flew.

109 MiG-21 MF nb 9107 No. 969107. Delivered in 1974. Used in 10 PLM, and later in 10 ELTs in Łask. The plane in gold became the showcase of the unit and the personal plane of the commander Lt Col Col Pilot Dariusz Pacek. In 2007, he went to the museum in Czyżyny. In June 2009, the aircraft was restored.

110 MiG-21 MF nb 9108 No. 969108. Delivered in 1974. Used in 11 PLM in Starachowice.

111 MiG-21 MF nb 9109 No. 969109. Delivered in 1974.

112 MiG-21 MF nb 9110 No. 969110. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM in Malbork.

113 MiG-21 MF nb 9111 No. 969111. Delivered in 1974. Used in 62 PLM / 3 ELT in Krzesiny. Painted in a camouflage with a raven's head in 2002. It was painted specially for the rally of commanders in Berlin for major Wojciech Krupa by a group of ensign Marcin Rogoziński. In 2007, the aircraft as an exhibit at the base in Krzesiny.

114 MiG-21 MF nb 9112 No. 969112. Delivered in 1974. Used in Krzesiny where he ended his service. Handed over to Nadarzyce in 2008.

115 MiG-21 MF nb 9113 No. 969113. Delivered in 1974. Flightless since 1995. From 1997, as a school exhibit in Dęblin. From 2012, an exhibit at the Air Force Museum in Dęblin.

116 MiG-21 MF nb 9114 No. 969114. Delivered in 1974. Used in Krzesiny where he ended his service. In 2007, handed over to the 23rd Tactical Air Base in Minsk Mazowiecki as an exhibit.

117 MiG-21 MF nb 9115 No. 969115. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM Malbork.

118 MiG-21 MF nb 9201 No. 969201. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM Malbork.

119 MiG-21 MF nb 9202 No. 969202. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM Malbork.

120 MiG-21 MF nb 9203 No. 969202. Delivered in 1974. He served in 41 PLM Malbork. In March 1984, an accident?

In 1990, there were still 106 MiG-21 MF aircraft armed. 20 items were lost during service (3 in disasters, 16 in failures, 1 due to damage).

MiG-21 MF in Poland

Introduction 1972-1975.

CSL Modlin.

41 PLM Malbork.

2 PLM Goleniów, then 4 PLM Goleniów.

4 PLM Goleniów.

10 PLM Graces.

11 PLM Wrocław to 1999.

26 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie, in 1989 changes the number to 9 PLM.

9 PLM Zegrze Pomorskie.

34 PLM-MW Babie Doły.

28 PLM Słupsk airplanes until 1980.

62 PLM Krzesiny planes since 1989 until 1991.

3 PLM Krzesiny planes since 1998.

End of life in 2003.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman