MiG 21 - North Vietnam Air Force
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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21 Fishbed in North Vietnam's Air Force Livery.
The MiG-21, which initially achieved renown during the Vietnam War, in which it saw extensive action, was designed for very short Ground Controlled Interceptor (GCI) missions, which is precisely the type of missions that it was employed for in the skies over North Vietnam. The first MiG-21s arrived directly from the Soviet Union by ship in April 1966, and after being unloaded and assembled, were transitioned into North Vietnam's oldest fighter unit; the 921st Fighter Regiment, which had been established on 3 February 1964 as a MiG-17 unit.
I have included a damage profile for use with CFS1, with armament of GSh-23 twin barrelled 23mm cannon, rockets and bombs, and repainted in two textures of Vietnam People's Air Force:
-MiG 21, # 5020, 921 fighter regiment, all silver.
-MiG 21, # 5015, 921 fighter regiment, green spots camouflaged.
FS98 Aircraft Designer: Mike Hill.
North Vietnam's textures, moving parts and damage profile: Edmundo Abad Dec. 2009
Also special thanks to Juan Concha & Roberto Ibarra, former FACH officers, by the great provided information for the development of this virtual model.
Posted 2010-02-15 06:04:10 by Edmundo Abad