Diecast MIG21PFM “Fishbed”, 5020 of Nguyen Tien Sam, 927th “Lam Son”, 5 July 1972 1/72 Scale


MIG21PFM “Fishbed”, 5020 of Nguyen Tien Sam, 927th “Lam Son”, 5 July 1972 1/72 Scale

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MIG21PFM “Fishbed”, 5020 of Nguyen Tien Sam, 927th “Lam Son”, 5 July 1972 1/72 Scale

True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

The Mig-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the 
Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes 
produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 – 13,000 planes of 
all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China 
without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it 
easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.

MiG-21PFM Fishbed 5020 belonged to the VPAF 927th Lam Son Fighter 
Regiment and piloted by several regiment aces. On July 5, 1972 in action against the
U.S. Operation Linebacker MiG-21PFM 5020 flown by Nguyen Tien Sam and 
accompanied by his wingman Ha Vinh Thanh, encountered two F-4Es. Nguyen Tien 
Sam got so close that when his missile hit F-4E 67-0296 he had to fly through the debris 
temporarily stalling his engine. His wingman downed F-4E 67-0339. 5020 is in Hanoi 
wearing 12 kill markings.

MiG-21PFM was part of the Soviet Second Generation of Interceptors 1961 – 1966

MiG-21PFM (1964; Izdeliye 94; NATO Fishbed F
Export version with a different IFF system, not capable of carrying S-24 rockets or ZB-
62 Napalm
PFM meaning
P Perekhvatchik (Interceptor)
F Forsirovannyy (Uprated)
M Modernizirovanyy (Modernized)

Mig-21MF Specs:

Power Plant:
One 41.55kN (9,340lb st) or 64.73kN (14,550lb st) with afterburner Tumansky R-13-300

Wingspan: 7.15m (23ft 5œin)
Length: 15.76m (51ft 8œin) – including Pitot boom
Max T-O weight: 9,400kg (20,725lb)

Max speed: Mach 2.1 (2,230km/h – 1,385mph) above 11,000m (36,000ft) Mach 1.06
(1,300km/h – 807mph) at low level
Range: 1,100km (683 miles) – internal fuel only 1,800km (1,118 miles) – with three
external drop tanks, one under fuselage, one under each wing

One 23mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 200 rounds in belly pack
Various air-to-air and air-to-ground stores carried on four under wing pylons including:
K-13A “Atoll” or “Advanced Atoll” a-a missiles,
UV-16-57 rocket packs,
S-24 a-s rockets,
250kg and 500kg bombs
1 X centre line drop tank.

Additional information

Weight2 kg