|Function||Fighter - Interceptor|
|Weights (kg) and loads|
|Empty with ext. tank||5200|
|Maximum Takeoff||8625 (with 2 bombs)|
|Wing Load (kg/m2)||376|
|0.93 (avg. combat)|
|Maximum at sea level||1100|
|Maximum at 12500m||2125|
|With drag chute||900|
|With ext. tank||1580 (1670?)|
|Climb rate (m/sec)|
|Climb to altitude (with 2 K-13 missiles)|
|Position||Fuselage right side|
NURS UB-32-57U (S-5)
Improved MiG-21F. Number '13' came from the K-13 (AA-2 Atoll) air-to-air missiles, installed on this aircraft for the first time. Package of new equipment included modified optical sight ASP-5ND and range finder SRD-5ND "Kvant". Infrared sight SIV-52 also is mentioned by some sources.
Other construction changes included broader chord tail fin and increased internal fuel capacity. Seven bladder-type tanks are located in the fuselage, 4 in the wings (175 and 110l). Ejection seat guaranteed safe escape for pilot at altitude over 110m and airspeed below 1100km/h. As on other early MiG-21s, the canopy opened forward. In case of ejection, the canopy is 'grabbed' by the seat and used to protect the pilot from the incoming air flow.
Movable air intake cone allows to optimize air flow to the engine depending on the speed and attack angle. Additional air intakes on the rear fuselage provide extra air for engine cooling. Engine exhaust cross-section changes automatically if the afterburner is used.
Gun ammo bay on series MiG-21F-13 allowed to carry 75 rounds, but 60 was a normal load. Early single-gun MiG-21s could take only 30 rounds. The gun was cocked pneumatically.
Spin trials were performed by O.V.Goudkov
MiG-21F-13 was in series production in 1960-62 at Factory N° 21 (Gorkij) (606 aircraft) and in 1962-65 "Znamia Truda" (Moscow). Soviet-built aircraft were in service with airforces of the Soviet, Poland, East Germany and Finland. License built in China (as J-7), Czechoslovakia (194 aircraft) and India.
|Picture used for the background, lost WEB source|
|MiG-21U trainer||J-7 (China)|
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