All available indications point at the fact that Ugandan MiG-21s became operational much too late to become involved in the Congo War of 1998-2001. This ex-Polish MiG-21bis is depicted in the appealing camouflage scheme it received after overhaul and upgrade by the Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI). When delivered from Poland, it was in natural metal overall, sporting a large red serial typical to the Warsaw Pact and had the Ugandan flag on the tail instead of the current roundel. Apart from the paintscheme, the most visible part of the upgrade is the addition of a chaff&flare dispenser on the lower back fuselage, just above the ventral fin.
Republic of Uganda | Military
MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 9818