MiG-21MF, No. 9107, Mjr. Dariusz Pacek, CO of 10. Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego, Łask, Poland, 2000
On May 7th, 1974, MiG-21MF, serial number 969107, was handed over to the Polish Air Force, along with another example. Up until
January 9th, 1990, it served with the 41st PLM, after which it served with the 10th PLM. On the occasion of the fifty-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the upper and side surfaces were painted in gold. The author of this scheme was the
crewchief, st.chor. Piotr Polit. In 2007, the aircraft was transferred to the Polish Air Force museum in Krakow.
The gold paint on the upper and side surfaces was complimented by a commemoration of the anniversary together with the 1st
Squadron unit marking, and the emblem of the 10th PLM on the nose. The lower surfaces remained in natural metal.
MiG-21MF, No. 1019, 1st Lt. Sadik, No. 11 Squadron, Al Rasheed Air Base, Iraq, 1980
MiG-21MF numbered 1019 took part in the Yom Kippur War when it served as part of the expeditionary force with No. 11 Squadron
when it was sent to Syria. On October 22nd, 1973, according to Arab sources unconfirmed by Israeli ones, Namiq Saadallah shot
down an Israeli Mirage III. Seven years later, in the war with Iran, 1st Lt. Sadik shot down an Iranian F-4E Phantom II with an
R-13M missile flying this airplane.
The front of the aircraft carried the Arabic numerals 1019 and below the windscreen was a record of the kills achieved in this
INFO Eduard - September 2021