Designed as a successor to the Soviet Union's family of early MiG jet fighters, the MiG-21 was first flown on February 14, 1955. This supersonic jet fighter was the first Soviet aircraft to successfully combine fighter and interceptor characteristics. Its delta wing design gave it the ability to climb quickly and its light loading further improved its performance, making it possible for a skilled pilot to successfully engage in dogfights with contemporary enemy fighters. Today, more than 50 years after its introduction, the MiG-21 still serves the air forces of many nations and has become the most-produced supersonic jet in history. This 1/72 scale, die cast model from Hobby Master recreates the MIG-21MF Fishbed as flown by the East German Air Force. This amazing piece includes realistic panel lines, an opening canopy, a detailed interior, interchangeable landing gear, authentic markings and ordnance loads, plus a display stand. 8" long.