MiG-21bis, c/n 75061904, 2nd Fighter Squadron, Taszár Air Force Base, Hungary, 1992
In 1992 a special paint scheme was created by the technicians at Taszar Air Force Base following on the heels of the “white tail” 1874 aircraft from the previous
year’s air show circuit. A more distinct and permanent scheme was applied to MiG-21bis (c/n 75061904) of the local Turul squadron.
The intention was to provide one fighter for dissimilar air combat training. ‚Capeti 1904‘ was, of course, playing the role of aggressor, to be hunted down by
a pair of scrambled fighters. After the show the aggressor role remained and the aircraft was used extensively in the following years.
The decal sheet provides two options: one for the actual August 8th/9th,1992 air show, which included the CAMEL logo, but dropped the tobacco adds for the
remainder of the year. In the summer of 1993, ‚Capeti‘ was completely repainted for the Fairford visit, with redesigned markings.
‚Capeti 1904‘ still exists today at the Szolnok museum, but it was repainted five or six times with little resemblance to the original 1992 scheme.
#648064 MiG-21 late airbrakes (Brassin)
#648026 MiG-21 wheels (Brassin)
#648049 MiG-21 wheel wells (Brassin)
INFO Eduard - December 2019