Beira, Mozambique, 1997; The fate of 'Blue 247' was not much different than that of the other two Mozambiquan MiG-21bis shown above; the last time it was seen in front of the building of the local flying school, at Beira, in 1997. The aircraft obviously suffered damage during some kind of an accident connected with the collapse of the left main landing gear strut, as the lower intake lip and the left wing-tip were damaged. Other known serials of Mozambiquan MiG-21bis' are 'Yellow 202' and 'Red 240': almost all were applied in a slightly different style (fonds): some with, and others without the outline, possibly indicating their actual sources (East Germany, USSR etc).
Republic of Mozambique | Military
MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | 247