Planes and Choppers
MiG-21 on display in New York City
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.
Seen here at the Intrepid Sea,Air & Space Museum NYC, June 2011.
Picture added on 24 January 2013 at 08:07