No. 7898. Mikoyan MiG-21-93 ("21-93" c/n 75009521)
Photographed at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Paris, France, June 1997, by Nico Braas

Mikoyan MiG-21-93

05/31/2008. Based on the MiG-21bis the pictured sole prototype MiG-21-93 was first shown in 1993, and incorporates an refurbished airframe fitted with avionics and weapons of the MiG-29. The only known customer for the type is the Indian AF, reportedly 125 of their MiG-21s were to be refurbished (with Russian assistance) by Hindustan Aircraft Limited (HAL) to the new version. Designated MiG-21 Bison, it first flew in June 2001. View also photo 2354.

Created May 31, 2008