MiG-21MT, No. 96.40.14, Dolgoye Ledovo, Russia, mid 1980´s
Aircraft of serial number 96.40.14 was one of only fifteen MTs produced (factory designated “Izdelye 96B”). Some 12 of them were
probably used by 66 APIB (Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment) based at Veshchevo, while three remaining were based at Kubinka Air
Base for display to foreign delegates. It is possible that these aircraft also served with the No. 4 escadrille of 234 GIAP (Guards
Fighter Air Regiment). This aircraft can be found at the airfield at Dolgoye Ledovo near Moscow today as a didactic aid and is part
of the military department of MEI (Moscow Energy Institute - Technical University).
MiG-21SMT, 582 IAP, Chojna, Poland, late 1970´s
The “Yellow 20” was serving with the 582 IAP located at Chojna Air Base in Poland. Aircraft of this unit were delivered in natural
metal finish, later, during 1980´s they got camouflage markings. The aircraft was given protective grey painting on the bottom of
the front section of the fuselage. The tactical number has slightly different outline for each digit. The aircraft sports also red badge
indicating “outstanding maintenance”.
INFO Eduard - January 2022