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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 at Intrepid
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No: 18221   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich - MiG   Country: USA
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 at Intrepid

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.

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