http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_IAF 110 Sukhoi SU-30MKI 39 Mirage-2000 56 MiG-29 130 MiG-27 226 MiG-21 110 SEPECAT Jaguar ---------------------------------------------------- 615 total, it seems.
until 1990: 90 tactical air crafts, consiting of MiG-21 and MiG-17. In addition, 12 tactical helicopters Mil Mi-24. Actual, only 9 MiG-21 are assumed to be operational. Last training flights were monitored in 2003. Do you plan an invasion? ;)
NVA & VC (North Viet Army & Viet Cong), in SOUTH VIETNAM. Over North Vietnam the primary enemy for US Airmen was the North Viet Air Defense System: SAM's (Surface to Air Missiles), AAA sites (Anti-Aircraft Artillery); and the NVAF (North Viet Air Force) which flew MIG-17's, MIG-19's, and MIG-21 jet intercepters against US Air Force and US Navy jets.
The Battle of Long Tam-Australian Army The Battle of Dak To-173rd Airborne Division The Battle of Hamburger Hill-101st Airborne (Airmobile) Division The Battle of Khe Sanh-US Marine Corps The Battle of Lang Vei-Special Forces (Green Beret) The Battle of Bet Het-1st Battalion 69th Armor (M-48 Patton tanks vs NVA PT-76 tanks) The Battle of the Ia Drang-1st Air Cavalry Division (film: We Were Soldiers Once...) Operation Rolling Thunder-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units; North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's verses F-8 Crusaders, A-4 Skyhawks (Senator McCain's aircraft), A-6 Intruders, F-100 Supersabres, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Daggers (President Bush's aircraft), F-104 Starfighters (ONLY one was shot down during aerial fighting with a Red Chinese MIG-19 (J-6 version), F-105 Thunderchiefs, F-4 Phantom II's, A-7 Corsair II's, A-1 Skyraiders (film: Rescue Dawn), B-52 Stratofortress Bombers. Operation Linebacker-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units verses North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's against same US Aircraft listed above. Operation Linebacker II-US Air Force/US Naval Air Units verses North Vietnamese Air Force MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21's against same US Aircraft listed above.
I think the top speed of a MiG-21 is 2230 KM/H
North Vietnam simply escalated their air defenses to meet the new threat. Rolling Thunder terminated in November '68, with LBJ's hope that the North would sue for peace, but the North was more determined than ever. By '69 the North Viet Air Force received new MiG-19 jets from Communist China (J-6 versions); and created a third air regiment. The previous ones were MiG-17 units. By '72, most of the North's air force was flying MiG-21's, and they went after the B-52's.
They're not. The North Vietnamese Army wore uniforms and had a national flag; just like the German Army did in WWII. The North Vietnamese Air Force flew MiG 17s, MiG 19s, and MiG 21 jet aircraft; just like the German Luftwaffe flew Ju88s, ME109s, and FW190s in WWII. Terrorists have no flag.
According to Wikipedia, a Mig-29 (the most commonly used mig currently) is "a 4th generation jet fighter aircraft designed for the air superiority role in the Soviet Union. Developed in the 1970s by the Mikoyan design bureau, it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations. NATO's reporting name for the MiG-29 is "Fulcrum", which was unofficially used by Soviet pilots in service. It was developed to counter new American fighters such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F/A-18 Hornet" (Wikipedia - Mikoyan MiG-29). "Mig" is a general name of the Russian fighter aircraft. It is a shortened name for the aircraft made by the Mikoyan company. However over the years, "Mig" would refer to the current aircraft that was used by the Russians. So a pilot in the Viet Nam War might say he shot down a Mig which would refer to a Mig 21 jet. Sources Cited "Mikoyan MiG-35." 14 Jun 2008 . The name "MiG" stems from Mikoyan Gurivich, the aircraft designers.
Lao Air ForceMiG-21 4L-39 Trainer Attack 2Mi-8 4Cambodian Air ForceMiG-21 Fighter 8(Grounded)Mi-8 Helicopter 12L-39 Trainer Attack 8Philippine Air ForceF-5A/B Fighter 30 (Retired not flying anymore)S211 Trainer 13OV-10 Light Bomber 12 (Only 8 are active)UH-1 50(Most of them are Vietnam versions UH-1H)MD-500 Attack Helicopter 15Malaysian Air ForceHelicopters 100+MiG-29 Fighter 18F-18 Fighter 8Su-30 12MD-500 20Indonesian Air ForceF-5E 12+F-16A 10Su-30 3BAE Hawk Attack 50+Helicopters 150+Royal Thai Air ForceF-5E Fighter 12F-16 Fighter 40JAS-39 (Soon) 12 (In replacement of F-5E)UH-1N 100AH-1 Attack Chopper 12Singaporean Air ForceF-5S 30F-5T 20F-16C 40F-15 25S211 Trainer 30Helicopters 50+Vietnam Peoples Air ForceMiG-19 Trainer 40MiG-21 Fighter 120Su-22 Attack Plane 55Su-27 Fighter 32Su-30 Multirole 12Mi-8 Helicopters 100+You judge now how strong the Philippine Air Force is.
USSR/Red China trained N. Vietnamese MIG fighter pilots; and supplied the NVAF with MIG-17, MIG-19, MIG-21 jet fighters.
North Vietnam was the scene of the AIR WAR during the Vietnam War. N. Vietnam was bombed by air units from the US Navy and US Air Force. US Marine Corps units bombed in South Vietnam in support of their ground Marines. North Vietnam defended itself in North Vietnam with SAM sites and NVAF MiG 17, 19, and MiG 21 jet interceptors.
SAM's (Surface to Air Missiles), known by US Airmen as the "Flying Telephone Poles" were part of North Vietnam's air defensive network. They worked in conjunction with North Vietnam's Air Force; NVAF MIG-17, MIG-19, and MIG-21 jet intercepters would often dog-fight US jets, then lure them over the SAM sites...breaking contact to let the SAM's deal with the US aircraft. Didn't always work, sometimes the SAMs took out (shot down) some of their own MIGs (friendly fire).
"Mig" is a term that refers to a Russian fighter and more specifically a jet-fighter made by the company Mikoyan-Gurevich. This term came into use by the US Air Force during Viet Nam War when referring to the Mig 17 or Mig 19 or Mig 21 fighter jets. So the Mig was a jet fighter used to attack bombers or other fighters. Does that answer your Question? Great answer I just have a little more that might help The exact purpose of a MiG would have to be determined by the model of MiG itself. Most of the Mig's like the 15,17,19,21,23 where strictly fighter's the 25,31 are interceptors for shooting down bombers not dog fights, and the 27 is a ground attack striker Last but not least is the 29 This is basically the Russian version of a f 15 it can be used in diffrent capacities from fighter to strike as well as intercepter
Both HAL Tejas as well as Mig21 are old rated aircrafts. HAL Tejas has been prepared by the Hindustan Aeronautical Limited for the best use of trainees and all. Mig21 in Indian Air Force has been grounded a long back ago. Both the planes don't match up with fourth generation.
5 or more aerial victories (aerial kills) indicate an ace. Symbols used to designate air to air victories during WW2 were most often small paintings or decals of the enemy's flag. During the Vietnam War, US Pilots painted RED STARS on their jets with MIG-21 or MIG-17 or MIG-19 painted next to the RED STAR to indicate what type of jet he shot down. Red Stars indicated COMMUNISTS and was easier to use and remember; even though the North Vietnamese Air Force MiG's had a YELLOW star painted on them.
Courage - 2000 Mig Disaster was released on: USA: 21 August 2000
The prices of some cheap Air Force Ones are listed on the website CheapSneakerWholesale for men and women. Women's Nike Air Force One 21 is $40. Men's Nike Air Force 106 is also $40.
Crime Story - 1986 Mig 21 2-9 was released on: USA: 15 December 1987
Officially, North Vietnam (strategic bombing) & South Vietnam (tactical bombing). Un-officially, Laos & Cambodia. The air war was conducted by the USAF and USN over North Vietnam. North Vietnam countered with it's air defense systems: MIG 17, MIG 19, and MIG 21 intercepters; coupled with it's ground defenses: SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) and AAA (Anti-Aircraft Artillery).
The USSR trained North Vietnamese pilots in the Soviet Union for periods of up to two years per student to fly MIG 17 & MIG 21 jets. Red China trained North Vietnamese pilots to fly the MIG 19 (J6 version). Both Red China/USSR supplied those same jets to the North Vietnamese Air Force. Nationalist China was an ally of the United States during that war. There were TWO CHINAS!
The Soviet Union (and Communist China) supplied North Vietnam with patrol boats for the North Vietnamese Navy, Mig-17/Mig-19/Mig-21 jet fighter planes for their air force (North Vietnamese pilots were trained in both the Soviet Union and Communist China), tanks (primarily PT-76 light tanks) and artillery, small arms (SKS and AK-47 assault rifles), grenades, land mines, etc. Surface to Air Missiles (SAM's) along with some Soviet technicians to get the anti-aircraft defense system operational. For further information see: North Vietnamese Mig-17 and Mig-19 units of the Vietnam War, by Ivan Toperczar; Osprey Publishing company.
Early in the war under operation "Rolling Thunder" troop concentrations, conventional AAA batteries, bridges, and roads were the primary targets. As the war progressed, and operations such as "Linebacker" and "Linebacker II" were launched, oil storage facilities, MIG-17, MIG-19, and MIG-21 air bases, and missile sites were targeted. As well as the capital itself, Hanoi.
"MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War." By Istvan Toperczer; (2001) Osprey Publishing Limited, ISBN 1-84176 162-1: 1. Page 30 shows NVAF 921st Fighter Regiment MiG-17 pilot(s) LT's Tran Hanh & Ngoc Lan viewing film from their MiGs gun camera, apparently form a recent dog-fight (aerial combat). 2. Page 39 shows a "still" from a MiG-17's gun camera of LT Van Bay (and/or LT Van Tuc) of the 923rd Fighter Regiment, aerial kill of a USAF F-105 Thunderschief. 3. Page 40 shows a "still" from a 923rd FR MiG-17 shooting down an F-105.