MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 9818

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 9818

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Source
The ACIG Journal http://www.acig.org/
Author
Tom Cooper

added 04 Jun 07:08

Despite some rumors to contrary, Uganda never operated any MiG-21F-13s. Nevertheless, in 1998 five ex-Polish Air Force and one ex-Polish Navy MiG-21bis were purchased, three of which were then given to IAI for refurbishment and upgrade to a standard similar to that of the MiG-29. These three aircraft were seen at Lod IAP, in Israel, last year, probably short of their delivery. Flown by - probably Byelorussian - mercenaries, they were finally delivered early this year, but one crashed on 15 July, killing the pilot.


Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_uganda.svg Republic of Uganda | Military

Registration number

9818

Aircraft

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 9818

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 9818