MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | C41

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | C41

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

added 04 Jun 07:12

The Cuban contingent deployed to Angola in late 1975 included also 12 MiG-21MFs. These were stationed at Luanda IAP, and became operational in early 1976. Interestingly, although only reports about their air-to-ground operations are known, all the photographs show them with rails for R-3S (AA-2 Atoll) missiles. Of interest is also the camouflage pattern on the fin: it is possible that the two large fields of Dark Olive Green were used as an identification marking - then these MiGs wore no national insignia or any other markings except their 'bort' numbers! Sadly, no details about camouflage or markings of MiG-21F-13s supplied directly from the USSR are known yet.


Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_angola.svg Republic of Angola | Military

Registration number

C41

Aircraft

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | C41

Aviator

del Pino Diaz Rafael

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | C41