Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 'Fishbed', Chengdu J-7, Lancer A/B/C.
Kits
MiG-21-93 Eastern Express 72117
MiG-21bis Eastern Express 72105, Fujimi AH21, H-21 (27021), 27024, 270241, 35106, 35126, AH23, H-24
MiG-21E8 Airmodel 099
MiG-21F Fujimi AH25
MiG-21F-13 Revell 04346
MiG-21i Analogue Sharkit
MiG-21i Analogue 144 delta Sharkit
MiG-21MF Kopro 3167, 3175
MiG-21PF early Fujimi 270265, AH26, H-23 (27023)
MiG-21PF Bilek 93372
MiG-21PF late Fujimi AH27
MiG-21PFM Bilek 93472
MiG-21R Eastern Express 72103, Condor 002, Kopro 3108
MiG-21RF Fujimi AH24, 270258, H-25 (27025)
MiG-21SMT Fujimi AH22, 270227, H-22 (27022)
MiG-21U Bilek 96172, Fujimi AH28
MiG-21UM Aeroplast 7205, Bilek 961, 96272, Eastern Express 72104, Toga 72207
 
Conversion Parts
MiG-21R Miku 72001, Pavla U72031
 
Cast Detail Parts
MiG-21bis wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 72103
MiG-21F cockpit  Pavla C72030
MiG-21F Finnish recce pods Galdecal R7201
MiG-21F wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 72102
MiG-21F-13 cockpit  Pavla C72026
MiG-21F-13 SK-1 ejection seat Pavla S72026
MiG-21F-13 wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 72170
MiG-21F-13 wheels & wheel wells Pavla U7213
MiG-21MF cockpit  Pavla C72003
MiG-21MF wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 72145
MiG-21PF cockpit  Pavla C72027
MiG-21PF SK-1 ejection seat Pavla S72026
MiG-21PF wheel hubs & rubber tyres, early Equipage EQSU 72170
MiG-21PF wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 72145
MiG-21PFM cockpit  Pavla C72028
MiG-21PFM wheels & wheel wells Pavla U7213
MiG-21PFM wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 721711
MiG-21PFS wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 721711
MiG-21R recce pods, types D & R Pavla U72031
MiG-21SMT '93 wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU 721721
MiG-21U cockpit  Pavla C72032
MiG-21U SK-1 ejection seat Pavla S72030
MiG-21UM cockpit  Pavla C72029
 
Etched Detail Parts
MiG-21 crew entry ladder Flightpath, Model Technologies 0080, PP Aeroparts L708
MiG-21 details Flightpath , PP Aeroparts C711, Intech A-024
MiG-21 seat belt buckles Extratech 72021
MiG-21bis  Eduard 72094
MiG-21F  Eduard SS118, Extratech 72104
MiG-21F  Eduard 72090
MiG-21F  Eduard SS118
MiG-21F-13  Extratech 72152
MiG-21MF  Eduard 72093
MiG-21MF  Extratech 72057
MiG-21PF Extratech 72109
MiG-21PF  Eduard SS135
MiG-21PF  Eduard 72091
MiG-21PFM  Eduard 72092
MiG-21PFM  Eduard SS135
MiG-21PFM Extratech 72108
MiG-21SMT  Eduard 72093
MiG-21U Extratech 72119
MiG-21UM  Extratech 72124
 
Vacform Canopies
MiG-21F  Pavla C72030, V72-20
MiG-21F-13  Pavla C72026, V72-20
MiG-21MF  Pavla C72003, V72-20
MiG-21PF  Pavla C72027, V72-20
MiG-21PFM Aeroclub C028, Pavla C72028, V72-20 
MiG-21R Pavla V72-20
MiG-21UM Aeroclub C082, Pavla C72029, V72-20 
 
Instrument Placards
MiG-21MF Airkit ATC51
 
Paint Masks
MiG-21 Yugoslav Air Force insignia Aeropoxy CoolMask 7250
MiG-21F-13 canopy & wheel hubs  Eduard CX034
MiG-21MF canopy & wheel hubs  BlackMagic CEBM72067
MiG-21PF canopy & wheel hubs  BlackMagic CEBM72062
MiG-21SMT canopy & wheel hubs  Eduard XS174
 
Decals
MiG-21 data stencilling Progagteam 02972
 
  Afghanistan
MiG-21MF 352 Fujimi 27024
 
  Albania
MiG-21 no details available Blue Rider BR219
 
  Algeria
MiG-21MF FA-194 Gekko GG72-004
 
  Angola
MiG-21MF C326 shot down by South African Mirage F1 Fujimi 35106
 
  Bangladesh
MiG-21MF 008 5 Sqn overall natural metal scheme Albatros ALC72013
MiG-21MF 7201 Matlan 72002
MiG-21MF 7251 Fujimi 27024
 
  Bulgaria
MiG-21bis 90 1 Sqn 6 FAB Baltchik, 345 3 FAB Graf Ignatievo Linden Hill LHD72004
MiG-21UM 34 1 Sqn 6 FAB Baltchik Linden Hill LHD72004
 
  Cambodia
MiG-21bis 717, 7110, 7121 Blue Rider BR409
 
  China
J-7III 30163 Manchuria Linden Hill LHD72004
 
  Congo
MiG-21MF 525 natural metel scheme, 513 camou scheme Albatros ALC72012
 
  Croatia
MiG-21bis no serial Zagreb Danijel Borovic Blue Rider BR802, SP02
MiG-21bis 1 FS 'Avenger of Dubrovnik' Hi Decal 72-037
MiG-21bis 1 FS Tally Ho 72028
MiG-21MF 1 FS Delta 72-005
MiG-21UM no details available Toga 7207
 
  Cuba
MiG-21MF 518 overall grey scheme, camou scheme: 602, 663 Albatros ALC72002
MiG-21MF 665 Aztec 72008
MiG-21PF 371 silver scheme Albatros ALC72002
 
  Czech Republic
MiG-21 data stencilling Tally Ho S72011
MiG-21 no details available Superscale 72101
MiG-21MF 4 TAB Caslav. 5209, 43 FS: 9414, 5213 Tally Ho 72027
MiG-21MF 97210 Bechyne Techmod 72070M
MiG-21MF no details available Superscale 72473
MiG-21MF 1113 4 FR Propagteam 72012
MiG-21MF overall light grey scheme: 2500, 4003 Miniprint MPD72019
 
  Egypt
MiG-21F-13 721 camou scheme Hasegawa C2
MiG-21F-13 5401 natural metal scheme HQD 72001
MiG-21FL 8154 HQD 72001
MiG-21MF Mansourah: 8460, 84?0 604 Air Brig Gekko GG72-002
MiG-21MF 8304 125 Air Brig, 8427 23 Sqn Gekko GG72-003
MiG-21MF 8676 w/- orange ID panels, 8451 Gekko GG72-004
MiG-21MF 8692 HQD 72001
MiG-21MF 8454 w/- crossed swords unit badge, 8460 w/- red Eagle head unit badge Matlan 72002
MiG-21MF 8612 22 Sqn Inchaz Tally Ho 72028
MiG-21MF 1034 Techmod 72070M
MiG-21PF 1072 Yom Kippur war Superscale 72159
MiG-21PF 1027 Fujimi H-23 (27023)
MiG-21PFS 8070 HQD 72001
MiG-21R 6504 21 Sqn Saliyah Gekko GG72-003
MiG-21RF 8460 26 Sqn Mansoura w/- sqn badge Fujimi H-25 (27025)
MiG-21RF 8501 24 Sqn Fujimi H-25 (27025), Gekko GG72-003
MiG-21RF 8506 24 Sqn Gekko GG72-004
MiG-21RF 8506 Matlan 72002
 
  Ethiopia
MiG-21MF national insignia only Fujimi 35106
 
  Finland
MiG-21bis 31 HäLLv standard camou scheme, small roundel: MG-111, MG-128, MG-132 Galdecal 72001
MiG-21bis MG-130 camou scheme large roundel Fujimi H-21 (27021)
MiG-21F-13 MG-34, MG-46 Galdecal 72005
MiG-21F-13 MG-32 TiedLLv, MG-47 HäLLv 11, MG-76 KoeLtue/IlmavV Jyrki Laukkanen  Revell 04346
MiG-21MF MG-130 31 HäLLv Karelia Wing  Superscale 72473
MiG-21U MK-103, MK-104 Galdecal 72008
MiG-21UM MK-143 w/- small roundel Galdecal 72001
MiG-21UM HävLLv 31 camou scheme: MK-105 Rissala, MK-143 Halli; MK-126 Karelia AC Rissala overall grey scheme Galdecal 72007
 
  Georgia
MiG-21UM 27 ADDet Tiblisi Linden Hill LHD72004
 
  Germany
MiG-21bis 887 8 FW Hermann Matern GDR Hi Decal 72-037
MiG-21F-13 GDR: 737 Sigmund Jahn 1st German Kosmonaut, 645 TAFS-47 Preschen Revell 04346
MiG-21MF 23+15 JG 1 Holzdorf GDR scheme w/- sharkmouth Hi Decal 72-011
MiG-21MF 425 GDR Matlan 72002
MiG-21MF no details available Superscale 72473
MiG-21MF 591 GDR Techmod 72070M
MiG-21PF 645 GDR Superscale 72159
MiG-21UM GDR scheme, no details available Toga 7207
 
  Hungary
MiG-21MF 2105 Szentgyorgyi Dezso Reg Techmod 72070M
 
  India
MiG-21 C992 w/- kill mkgs Escidecal 076
MiG-21F-13 BC821  Superscale 72101
MiG-21bis C2112 23 Sqn Cheetahs, C2788 24 Sqn natural metal aggressor scheme Albatros ALC72012
MiG-21FL C992 tiger camou scheme Indo-Pakistani War 1971, C1111 F-86 killer, 8 Sqn: C588, C776 Fujimi H-23 (27023)
MiG-21FL C1111 mission mkgs & serial only Superscale 72159
MiG-21MF 3 Sqn Commander Albatros ALC72013
MiG-21MF C1584 7 Sqn Battleaxes Fujimi H-23 (27023)
MiG-21MF 7 Sqn Battleaxes: C1531, C1487 Matlan 72002
MiG-21MF C1584 7 Sqn Battleaxes, C1852 Panthers  Superscale 72473
MiG-21MF C1852 37 Sqn Panthers Fujimi H-23 (27023), Matlan 72002, Superscale 72473
 
  Indonesia
MiG-21F-13 all serials including 2160/F Scale Nutz A72??
MiG-21F-13 2164/F 300 Sqn 'Hunter's Nightmare' two schemes Scale Nutz A72015, Superscale 72159
 
  Iraq
MiG-21MF Gulf War I: 681 F-14 killer, 4902 Fujimi 27024
MiG-21MF 21178 33 Sqn Tallil Gekko GG72-002
MiG-21MF 21302 Talil Hi Decal 72-011
MiG-21MF 281, 4902 Superscale 72607
MiG-21MF 712 Gulf War II Techmod 72070M
 
  Israel
MiG-21F-13 007 camou scheme captured Bilek 931
MiG-21F-13 007 silver scheme political asylum from Iraq Hasegawa C2
 
  Mongolia
MiG-21 no details available Blue Rider MAG14
 
  Mozambique
MiG-21MF 208 Albatros ALC72012
MiG-21MF national insignia only Fujimi 35106
 
  Nigeria
MiG-21MF NAF 671 Fujimi 35106
 
  Poland
MiG-21bis 0809 1 Sqn 34 FR Navy Babie Doly Hi Decal 72-037
MiG-21MF 8814 3 PLM 45th Anniv scheme Albatros ALC72012
MiG-21MF 8189 10 FR Lask Hi Decal 72-011
MiG-21MF 9801 2 Sqn 62 FR Krzesiny Techmod 72070M
MiG-21RF 1125 Fujimi H-25 (27025)
MiG-21UM no details available Toga 7207
 
  Romania
Lancer A 810 95 CAG Bavau Linden Hill LHD72004
Lancer B 9501 95 CAG Bavau Linden Hill LHD72004
Lancer C 6607 1 Sqn 86 CAG Borcca-Fetesti Linden Hill LHD72004
MiG-21MF 901 3 Sqn 47 FBAB Craiova-Balta Verde Linden Hill LHD72004
MiG-21UM 6906 Bacau Linden Hill LHD72004
 
  Russia
MiG-21 no details available Superscale 72101
MiG-21bis 67 Fujimi H-21 (27021)
MiG-21bis 01 Hi Decal 72-037
MiG-21bis 15 115 GFR VVS Kokaidy Linden Hill LHD72004
MiG-21F-13 53 ADGR w/- badge Revell 04346
MiG-21MF 34, 40 Matlan 72002
MiG-21MF no details available Superscale 72473
MiG-21PFS 02 demo team Superscale 72159
MiG-21R 35 Afghanistan war Tally Ho 72027
MiG-21RF 45 Fronal Aviation Fujimi H-25 (27025)
MiG-21SM 17 1 Sqn 18 GFBR 303 CIAD 1 AA VVS Galyenki Linden Hill LHD72004
MiG-21SM 17 189 Vitebsk FBR 303 CAD 1 AA Galyonki Tally Ho 72027
MiG-21SM 34 LA Rodogulin Afghanistan Techmod 72070M
MiG-21SMF 07 Trans-Baikal Mil Dist Hi Decal 72-011
MiG-21SMT all serials Fujimi H-22 (27022)
MiG-21SMT 17 Frontal Av Hi Decal 72-011
MiG-21UM 10 S&RI VVS Akhtubinsk Linden Hill LHD2004
 
  Syria
MiG-21 no details available Superscale 72159
MiG-21bis 1488 Tally Ho 72028
MiG-21F-13 0912 HQD 72001
MiG-21MF 1487 Bekaa Valley conflict Fujimi 27024
MiG-21MF 2300 5 Sqn Gekko GG72-002
MiG-21MF 1487 Gekko GG72-003
 
  Uganda
MiG-21F-13 U-201 Hasegawa C2
MiG-21MF U906, all serials Fujimi 35106
 
  Ukraine
MiG-21bis 01 Hi Decal 72-037
 
  Vietnam
MiG-21MF 5212 Albatros ALC72013
MiG-21MF no details available Superscale 72473
MiG-21PF 4326 Colonel Tomb Vietnam War ace Superscale 72144
 
  Yugoslavia
MiG-21bis Air Defence Corps FRY Blue Rider BR804
MiG-21bis 17136 Batajnica Air Defence Corps FRY Hi Decal 72-037
MiG-21bis 17225 126 FS 204 FR Tally Ho 72028
MiG-21bis-K 17222, 17225 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21F 520 natural metal scheme Superscale 72159
MiG-21F-13 22501 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21M 22819 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21MF 22867 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21PFM 22719 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21R 26111 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21SMT 21168, 21204 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21U 22901, 22908 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21UM 16177, 16158 Lift Here E-72LH
MiG-21US 22956 Lift Here E-72LH
 
  Zambia
MiG-21MF national insignia only Fujimi 35106
 
Kit Review
MiG-21F-13 Revell 04346
Initial impression is that a good level of detail is supplied overall. The wings match the drawings in the 4+ book. Well detail is moulded into the upper wing half where it should be, resulting in a well of correct depth. The openings for the wing wells in the lower half of the wings are crude and do not match the outline in the book. The nose wheel well is moulded as a separate component and is quite well done; nice and deep. The front wheel is moulded separately from the oleo fork. The canopy is moulded in 2 separate pieces to allow an open position, and a part is included for the secondary interior windscreen. The kit features separate airbrakes and an instrument panel moulded in clear plastic. The cockpit has detail integrally moulded on the inner walls. There are 2 UB-16 rocket pods, 1 490 lt centreline drop tank, and 2 unidentified bombs.

On close inspection some flaws with the shape are revealed. The tailplanes are a little oversized compared to the drawings, the flutter balances are too slender; and the inner tips of the trailing edge should have an angled clipped corner, not radiussed. The wheels are completely incorrect, are unuseable (tyres are far too malnourished), and will need replacing. Riveting is overscale. The canopy rear component is too shallow; it does not rise high enough to meet the main component. The fin trailing edge has too much rake, the ECM bulge at the tip is too slender. The profile of the fin tip slopes down towards the rear too much; it should be more level. The nose is crudely moulded and too conical in side profile. The ventral strake is incorrect in profile. Overall: disappointing, could have been better, but the faults are repairable.

MiG-21MF Fujimi
These comments from Gordon Zammit : "All Fujimi kits that are labelled 'MF' contain the same spine and fin sprue as the 'bis' boxed versions. This is incorrect, so one is only able to make a MiG-21bis from Fujimi kits labelled 'MF'. This affects the following kits: 27024, 270241, 35106, 35126, AH23, and H-24. It is likely that the Fujimi 'RF' labelled version is also incorrect, as the MiG-21RF was only a modified MF version, and as far as I know were never converted from the bis version. The recce pod included with the Fujimi kit is also incorrect. Some reviewers also say that the cross section on the Fujimi kit is also incorrect, but personally I like the Fujimi kits as bis versions, as they look convincing to me and are easy to build. If one wants to build a MiG-21MF, the Kopro and Plastyk offerings are best as the spine and tailfin are correct in these toolings."

 
Selected References
Aerofax series: MiG-21 'Fishbed': the World's Most Widely Used Supersonic Fighter, by Yefim Gordon & Bill Gunston, Midland Counties 1996, ISBN 1-8578-0042-7
Combat Aircraft No 29: MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War, by Istvan Toperczer & Mark Styling, Osprey Publishing 2001, ISBN 1-8417-6263-6
Combat Aircraft No 44: Arab MiG-19 & MiG-21 Units in Combat by David Nicole & Tom Cooper, Osprey Publishing 2004, ISBN 1-8417-6655-0
Lockon No 21: MiG-21MF 'Fishbed', by Francois Verlinden, Verlinden Publications 1993, ISBN 19-306071-80
MiG-21 by Jiri Brasny, 4+ Publications 1991, ISBN 80-900708-09
MiG-21 Fishbed In Action, by Don Linn & Don Sperring, Squadron Signal 1993, ISBN 0-8974-7290-X
Walk Around No 39: MiG-21 Fishbed, by Hans-Heiri Stapfer & Darren Glenn, Squadron Signal 2005, ISBN 0-8974-7486-4

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