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MiG 21 UFM walkaround

28 January 2013

MiG 21 UFM walkaround

27º 53′ 54″ N / 82º 45′ 09″ W

Built by Mikoyan-Gurevich for Poland’s Air Force in 1976 this MiG 21 UFM now sits as a prime exhibit for the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo FL. This major league museum (use its name in the search window to find other posts, including the primary review post) displays this aircraft so the it can be viewed from all points of the compass, including a platform to view into the cockpit. The engine lies to one side for inspection, as well. This museum goes beyond many, if not most, in displaying exhibits so that almost any detail can be closely inspected for any nuance.

— photo by Joseph May

The MiG 21 UFM at the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo FL — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The MiG 21 streamlined nature is emphasized with this angle, note the cockpit viewing platform — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

View of the cockpit through its canopy, there is certainly not an excess of room for the pilot’s comfort — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The MiG 21’s engine — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Rear aspect of the aircraft showing the small semi-delta wing shape — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Left side speed (air) brake — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Detailed view illustrating the left side speed brake and ventral drop tank — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Closer view of the wing showing the wing fences as well as the rear of an Atoll heat seeking missile — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The MiG 21 has a notable vertical stabilizer — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The MiG 21’s cockpit fairs well into the fuselage — photo by Joseph May

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