MiG 21F USSR Military Aircraft up for grabs on eBay!

This is the first instance where I have come across a MiG 21 being offered for bidding! I am pretty intrigued, and amused that a plane of such stature is being offered on eBay. The current location of the plane is Czechia, Czech Republic, and the bidding is open till 15th January. The current bid of US $21,200. To give you a bit of history on the aircraft; the MiG 21F is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It’s Mach 2 capability exceeds the top speed of many later modern fighter types. “It was designed as an interceptor, thus it has a short-range. This was not helped by a design defect where the center of gravity shifted rearwards once two-thirds of the fuel had been used. This had the effect of making the plane uncontrollable, resulting in an endurance of only 45 minutes in clean condition. The light loading of the aircraft could mean that, at 50% fuel and with 2 AA-2 ‘Atoll’ air-to-air missiles, a climb rate of 58,000 ft (17,670 m) per minute was possible.”

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