The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is known in NATO circles as the AiFishbedAi. Designed as a Mach 2.0 interceptor, the plane holds the distinction of being produced in greater numbers than any other jet aircraft. The Fishbed flew in combat in Vietnam, where it held its own against the F-105 Thunderchief. During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, 17 Israeli aircraft were shot down, for a loss of six Egyptian MiG-21s. The plane also flew in combat in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and in Yugoslavia. Today, over 28 of the worldAis air forces continue to fly MiG-21s. Originally printed by NATO, this English-language handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the textIf not otherwise specified, the present Instructions refer to indicated airspeed values as read off the YcilBOO airspeed indicator, ... As flight altitude is increased , the range and endurance grow, reaching the maximum values at altitudes close to the aircraft ceiling at full throttle power. ... 50 to so Limin with the LG up, and so to a#39;20 Main with the Lt doun)a#39;, (g) fuel consumption in climb to an altitude of 2000 manbsp;...
|Title||:||Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2008-09|