MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol

Operator
IEAAF
Aircraft model
MiG-21bis

Seen on an unknown airfield in Afghanistan, in late 1990s, these aircraft are believed to have been operated by the IEAAF - i.e. the 'Taliban Air Force'. The MiG-21bis had obviously sploches of fresh brown colour added to the old camouflage but was too far away for identification of the serial - which might have been applied in white (or in red over the old serial that was applied in white). The meaning of the green roundel on the fin remains unknown: this could have been the insignia of Taliban, but they are only known to have otherwise used white flags with different inscriptions. No national markings were noticed on the upper side of the wings.


Operator

Icon_32_254 Afghanistan (Taliban) | Military

MiG MiG-21/J-7 Fishbed/Mongol