Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA0195 MiG-21SMT Blue 22, Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training Facility, Soviet Union ca 1980. 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 Krasnodar Higher Aviation Training Facility was formed in 1938 and held various names over the years. The objective was to train Soviet pilots to fly aircraft of the day. From 1970 until 1992 the aircraft of choice for training was the MiG-21 with the MiG-21SMT in service from the late 1970s until 1980 the early 1980s. These aircraft not only trained Soviet pilots but pilots from Vietnam, Angola, Cuba and many other countries Soviet operating Soviet aircraft. The marking on the aircraft nose is an Excellent Aircraft Award.