Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA0193 MIG-21 BIS 1st Fighter Squadron "Avenger of Dubrovnik" Croatian Air Force, 1993. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 3.75" Wingspan & 8" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations over a half-century after its maiden flight in 1955. It is the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants). The MiG-21 SMT is a development of the MiG-21 SM with more fuel capacity. This variant is easily spotted thanks to its larger spine. Primary Role: Fighter And Interceptor Aircraft.
In 1991 a War of Independence between Croatia and Yugoslavia began and lasted until November 1995 when Croatia won. Croatia gained its three MiG-21BIS’s in February 1992 and May 1993 when Croatian born pilots defected from the Yugoslav Air Force. The aircraft were painted with the Croatian emblem and re-serialed 101, 102 and 103. 102 was flown by Colonel Ivan Selak. Later 102 was named “OSVETNIK DUBROVNIKA – AVENGER OF DUBROVNIK” with the 1st FS emblem on the port-side nose. The only survivor 102 is on display at the 91st Air Base Museum, Zagreb-Pleso.
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