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MiG-21

A North Vietnamese Air Force MiG-21.

The MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name "Fishbed") is a Soviet supersonic jet aircraft designed by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the late 1950s, and was the result of further development of the MiG-19. It was largely exported to the communist bloc, as well as other Soviet-supplied nations. It is a relatively small and agile aircraft, and was a thorough match to American aircraft of the time, giving the MiG-21 a sound reputation as an effective fighter, and is still in active service with some air forces today.

Battlefield VietnamEdit

MiG-21
BFV MiG 21
Vehicle passengers 1 (Pilot)
Main weapon 1x 30mm NR-30 Auto-cannon
Main weapon ammunition per reload 400 rounds
Secondary weapon K-13 Air-Air Missiles
Secondary weapon ammunition per reload 4
Vehicle speed Fast
Vehicle maneuverability High
Icon BFV MiG-21 HUD ICON
Operators Flag of Viet Nam Peoples Army North Vietnamese Army

In Battlefield Vietnam, the MiG-21 is an advanced jet fighter operated by the North Vietnamese Army. It is flown alongside the MiG-17, it is the NVA counterpart to the American F-4 Phantom II.

OverviewEdit

Unlike the F-4 Phantom, the MIG-21 has cannons and unguided rockets opposed to heatseekers and unguided bombs, unlike the MiG-17, it has only one cannon which can lead to it being having a huge disadvantage, however thanks to its superior maneuverability it can out do the A-7 Corsair and occasionally the F-4 Phantom. Its secondary armament are unguided rockets, which can be used in salvos of four before reloading, and are fairly accurate. These can work well against tanks, APCs and any light vehicle. However tanks require at least four direct-hits to destroy them or three in the back while most other light vehciles such as APCs, boats and jeeps require one to three shots.

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