A Classic if ever there was one

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  1. nuuumannn

    nuuumannn Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, a few images of the Great MiG-21 has been added to my site.

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    Classics indeed!

    IIRC The third one down was code named ANALOG by NATO (?) and it, and one other, were used to test the Tu 144 wing, albeit scaled down.
     
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    Good stuff Grant. Is that last shot, of the early version, the 'defector' by any chance ?
     
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    Nice group of photos!

    I wish I had been able to spend more time at the forgotten little Cold War display at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, but we were in a hurry.

    They have one there, and it's in need of a little TLC...

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    Good shots!
     
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    Cheers guys. Capt. Vick, the MiG-21L Analog is indeed the Tu-144 wing test bed; Analog was the name the Russians gave it (had to check that; it meant that it was analoguous to the Tu-144). I photographed it on a horrible day at Monino; it was raining and foggy and half of my pics turned out blurry, but I was able to salvage some of them. Three hours wandering around in the rain sheltering under the wings of some very exotic aeroplanes.

    Terry, the MiG-21 is at the Udvar Hazy Center in the US; I'm not sure of its history and NASM don't give any such info, just adding that it was displayed at an exhibition of Soviet hardware, so, you're probably right. I know the MiG-15 at that museum is a defector; it's in North Korean markings next to an F-86.
     
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    Thanks Grant.
     
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    Cool shots..
     
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