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Corgi Aviation Archive Predators PR99404
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed Diecast Model
Vietnamese Air Force 921st Sao Do, Nguyen Van Coc, Vietnam, 1968

Limited Edition
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed   8"   3.75"

On paper, the Us F4 Phantom II was the hottest thing in the sky, but lack of training in close in combat by the majority of US pilots resulted in high numbers of F4's being out fought and shot down by the MIG-21s. WWII veterans still flying, such as Col Robin Olds (4 kills in Vietnam) used their F4s in the good way by closing in on the MIGs and shooting them down. But the USN/USAF produced only 2 ranking 5 kill aces in Vietnam, compared to 16 VPAF aces. The reason for this is simple the pilots of the VPAF had a target rich environment, and like the Luftwaffe fighter pilots of WWII they flew until they died. No rotation or rest after a number of missions they just kept on flying day after day. As a result, those who survived this intense combat became absolute masters of their art, and these experienced pilots passed their lessons down to the younger pilots arriving on the Air regiments. Nguyen Van COC was the highest ace of the Vietnam War with nine victories including a number of F4 Phantom II's. Little is known about these aces and the victory totals cannot be confirmed but it could be much higher with almost four thousand US aircraft falling to fighters and surface to air missiles. Without doubt the Aces of the VPAF were some of the most outstanding fighter pilots of the age of Jet Air Combat.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed

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.

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Corgi Aviation Archive Predators

The Corgi "Predators" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Corgi "Predators" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • No pilot figures.

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