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New MIG 21 for the UK

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New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by brumbee » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:10 pm

On Sunday 26th January I popped into Cobham services on the M25 and I could not help but see a MIG 21 on a low loader parked in the HGV area . Closer inspection revealed the serial 1811 so I am presuming it is the MIG21M formally at Dabrowa Gornicza . The lorry had polish plates so the question is where was it off to ?

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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by Yammer » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:22 am

or possibly ( but more unliklely ) the other 1811 an ex Polish Mig-21PF from the States
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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by brumbee » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:56 pm

I did notice there were 2 1811's - but N21PF has a distinctive paint job whereas the 1811 I saw was still in it's basic silver finish and was very much like the last pictures I have seen from when it was preserved in Poland.

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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by tommc » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:24 pm

brumbee wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:10 pm
On Sunday 26th January I popped into Cobham services on the M25 and I could not help but see a MIG 21 on a low loader parked in the HGV area . Closer inspection revealed the serial 1811 so I am presuming it is the MIG21M formally at Dabrowa Gornicza . The lorry had polish plates so the question is where was it off to ?
7811, Alton, Hants

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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by EGVP » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:38 pm

If this is c/n 967811 does that mean it's reappeared for the first time since 1994?!

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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by brumbee » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:32 pm

Going back to the sighting at the motorway services the aircraft was loaded with the tail planes separate and placed either side next to the cockpit area so I had to stick my head around this to see the serial so the fact I read it as 1811 and not 7811 does add up. I didn't want to poke around too much to draw attention to myself as the driver was probably asleep in his cab. The MIG was also engineless , nice addition to the UK preservation scene though .

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Re: New MIG 21 for the UK

Post by pg1610 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:54 am

the following from Phil A,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/78891834@ ... ateposted/

the faded serial could easily be mistaken for 1811 under the conditions described by OP

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