|Type: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis|
Registration: 875 / 2430
MiG-21 was first displayed in public at Tushino on June 24, 1956. The design was as a result of evaluations in USSR after the Korean War and the need to provide a short-range interceptor.
More than 11.000 examples of the MiG-21 were produced in 20 different versions, and the type was at one time the most widely-used Soviet combat aircraft. The first operational model built in greater numbers was the MiG-21F. It was a short-range day fighter without a radar.