MiG MiG-21/J-7 "Fishbed/Mongol" | MiG-21MF | 255

Aircraft model
MiG-21MF

Madagascar received a number of MiG-21MFs and MiG-21UMs from Russia, in 1996. The exact number of delivered examples remains unknown: known is only that they were operated for a relatively short period of time (two or three years) and are ever since in 'active storage' at Ivato. All AAM MiG-21s are painted light Silver-Grey, and have their serials applied on the fin, as well as the title 'TAFIKA ANABAKABAKA' on the nose. The situation with serials is not entirely clear: there are only two serials for MiG-21MFs, '169' or '269' and '255'. One MiG-21UM was certainly serialled '339'.


Aircraft model

MiG-21MF "Fishbed-J"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_madagascar.svg Republic of Madagascar (1992-2010) | Military > Armée de l'Air Malgache (AAM)

Registration number

255

MiG MiG-21/J-7 "Fishbed/Mongol" | MiG-21MF | 255

Ivato AB, Madagascar, probably second half of 1990s.

MiG-21MF code "255" and unknown MiG-21 (MF or UM?) code "173" on the background.

MiG MiG-21/J-7 "Fishbed/Mongol" | MiG-21MF | 255

Ivato AB, Madagascar, probably second half of 1990s.

From the end of 1990s all AAM MiG-21s in "active storage" at Ivato. Note MiG-21UM "291" and MiG-21MF "255" tail on the background.

MiG MiG-21/J-7 "Fishbed/Mongol" | MiG-21MF | 255

According this source: this is MiG-21bis.

MiG MiG-21/J-7 "Fishbed/Mongol" | MiG-21MF | 255

Ivato AB, Madagascar, circa 1997.