MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 208

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 208

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

added 04 Jun 07:10

Beira, Mozambique, 1982; although the 'Red 208' is claimed by some sources to have been a MiG-21MF, Mozambique is not known to have got any 21s of earlier versions. The FAM acquired a total of no less but 48 MiG-21bis from the USSR. By the early 1990s only 15 remained in service, even if the losses in the long and bloody war against the RENAMO guerillas were light. After the pull-out of Soviet and Cuban instructors in 1988/89, Mozambique lacked the capability of continuing to support its air force and the surviving examples were subsequently left to rust in hangars at Maputo and different other airfields.


Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_mozambique.svg Republic of Mozambique | Military

Registration number

208

Aircraft

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 208

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 208