Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA0189 MIG-21PFM “Aerobatic Team” No.67, Soviet Air Force, Kubinka AFB, 1967. Buy online from Flying Tigers.
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.
The first official Soviet air show was held in 1933. They flew 5 IL-16 aircraft, 4 were painted red and the lead aircraft remained an olive green. In 1934 the exhibition moved to Tushino Airfield outside Moscow. After WWII the Soviets began to use Yak-15s, MiG-
15s and MiG-21s with the upper half of the fuselage painted red. Most aircraft were drawn from the 176th Air Regiment who later became the 234th AR based at Kubinka in 1952. The last Soviet airshow took place at Domodedovo Airfield in 1967 using MiG-21PFM.