Questions tagged [mig-21]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10 votes
1 answer

Is the nose cone of the MiG-21 adjustable in-flight?

In some of the photos I saw of the MiG-21, the nose cone was extended and in others it was shortened. So, is the nose cone of the MiG-21 adjustable in-flight to allow for increased/decreased air flow? ...
Rick Bunn's user avatar
  • 101
50 votes
12 answers

Why is the nose of the Mig-21 shaped so differently compared to other fighter aircraft?

If you look at this picture below, you will notice that the nose portion of the Mig-21 has a unique conical shape which is completely different from the nose of the F-16. (Source) (Source) So what ...
CSinha's user avatar
  • 1,321