Mig-21 Bis "Fishbed"

The MiG-21bis is a delta wing, supersonic, fighter-interceptor jet aircraft. Much like the AK-47 became the everyman’s rifle, the MiG-21 has been operated by more than 40 countries worldwide, and has enjoyed the longest production run of any modern jet fighter to date. The MiG-21, in all of its variants, has fought in wars stretching all the way from the Vietnam War in the 1960’s to the modern day Syrian Civil War. Owing to its unique blend of versatility, ruggedness and maintainability, the MiG-21 remains in active service to this very day.

Leatherneck Simulations’ recreation of the MiG-21 is, by far, the most accurate and comprehensive simulation of this supersonic jet fighter to date. The fully simulated systems, interactive cockpit, advanced flight modeling and incredible graphical fidelity come together to create a package that will provide you with the most authentic simulation possible. So strap in, and get ready to experience the rebirth of a legend.

In-Game Screenshots

Product Description

MiG-21 Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 15.0 m (with Pitot) (49 ft 2.5 in)

Wingspan: 7.154 m (23 ft 5.66 in)

Height: 4.125 m (13 ft 6.41 in)

Wing area: 23.0 m2 (247.3 ft2)

Empty weight: 5,339 kg (11,770 lb)

Gross weight: 8,725 kg (19,235 lb)

Powerplant: 1 x Tumansky R25-300, 44 kN static thrust dry, 71 kN static thrust with afterburner

Exterior Model

MiG-21 exterior model is highly detailed and features high-resolution textures with normal and specular maps. Highly detailed afterburner, exhaust and suspension animations (amongst others) further improve immersion.

Over 10 liveries are provided with the aircraft, ranging from countries such as Egypt to Finland.

A package of pre-compiled photoshop files (.PSD) will be made available after release for easy community livery creation and repainting.


The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a 6 degrees-of-freedom, interactive, clickable cockpit. Detailed meshwork and textures provide the end-user with an immersive cockpit flying experience. DCS World also offers full Oculus Rift support, and the MiG-21 cockpit is no exception.

To simplify the mastering of the cockpit and its’ controls, tooltips are provided to the end user in both English and Russian languages.

The cockpit, all text and artwork, has been fully translated from the original Russian labeling to English. Control over which cockpit language you’d like to use is achieved by a setting in the options menu.


MiG-21 is designed to from the ground up to faithfully recreate and simulate all interior avionics to their fullest extent. No effort has been spared in making this one of the most complex and accurate flight simulation aircraft available, which is designed to meet the Advanced Systems Modelling (“ASM”) criteria set forth by Eagle Dynamics.

MiG-21 simulates all major and minor avionics and system components found in the Fishbed-N, including, but not limited to:

  • ARK-10 Radio Direction Finder
  • RSBN-4N Radio Navigation System
  • RP-22M “Sapfir” Radar
  • SAU Autopilot, including e.g. auto-landing and recovery modes
  • NPP and KPP Instruments
  • ASP-PDF-M Gunsight
  • SARPP Data Recorder
  • RSIU-5V Radio
  • SRZO-2M “Krom-Nikel” Identify Friend-or-Foe (“IFF”) System.
  • SPO-10 “Sirena 3-M” Radio Warning Receiver (“RWR”)

Flight Model

The flight model is heavily component based, and simulates aerodynamic forces acting upon each component of the aircraft in real-time. At no time during the flight envelope is the aircrafts’ behaviour “scripted”. Tuned up to 19.000 meters, it will give you a unique experience in flying this small and agile fighter.

Learn to takeoff with small wings and a high speed, feel the RATO effect, experience non-symmetric wing load and super critical angles of slide/slip aircraft behavior and much more. Have fun experimenting and discovering the aircraft behavior in irregular flight conditions, where your engine will stall, you will loose your orientation, your weapon will detach from the aircraft and… you’re gonna love it!

The flight model has been built over the course of a few years, and utmost care has been taken to ensure an authentic experience of flying the MiG-21bis, under all possible flight conditions.


MiG-21 comes with a suite of weaponry, some custom and unique to the MiG-21bis itself. As the MiG-21 evolved into a multi-role capable aircraft, the amount and type of weaponry available to pilots also grew. The MiG-21 is capable of utilizing Air-to-Air missiles, free-falling and retarded bombs, nuclear bombs, beam riding missiles, unguided rockets and gunpods.

Air-to-Air Missiles

  • R-3R APU-13MI
  • R-3S APU-13MI
  • R-55 APU-7
  • R-60A x 2
  • R-60A APU-60
  • R-60M x 2
  • R-60M APU-60
  • RS-2US APU-7


  • FAB-100
  • FAB-250
  • FAB-250 M54 TU
  • RBK-250 PTAB-2.5M
  • SAB-100
  • BL755
  • BetAB-500
  • BetAB-500ShP
  • FAB-100 x 4
  • FAB-500 M62
  • RBK-500 PTAB-10-5

Simulated Nuclear Bombs

  • RN-24
  • RN-28

Unguided Rockets

  • UB-32 – 32 S-5M
  • UB-16UM – 16 S-5M
  • S-24A
  • S-24B

Beam-Riding Missiles

  • KH-66 “Grom”

Drop tanks

  • 490L Wing & Centerline droptanks
  • 800L Centerline Droptank


  • SPS-141-100 Electronic Warfare & Chaff/Flare Dispensing Pod
  • ASO-2 Chaff Dispensing Pod
  • SPRD-99 RATO – Rocket Boosters