MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | TZ-385

Aircraft model

One of at least five FARMA MiG-21bis SAUs as seen by several USAF officers that visited Gao AB, in 1991. At the time these planes were apparently already stored, but still in very good condition. Their fate ever since remains unknown. FARMA MiG-21s are known to have flown at least some 20 combat sorties during the short war with Burkina, in December 1985, but it remains unknown how effective they proved. In the late 1980s the Republic of Mali established close ties to the USA, and a number of FARMA pilots and officers have since visited US military schools.


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Registration number


MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol | TZ-385