- tech tree aircraft
- event aircraft
- premium aircraft
- Don’t want it in game
- Don’t want it ingame
Description: the MiG-21-93 is an upgrade program of the MiG-21bis made in cooperation by RSK MiG, Sokol aircraft plant and Phazatron-NIIR. The main features of the upgrade program were:
A new cockpit with a new canopy, modern HUD, an MFD display and HOTAS controls.
A new Kopyo (Spear) radar, which was developed from the Zhuk (the yak141 radar) and is pretty much comparable with it in performance (it features both high and low PRF modes (in game correspond to HDN and normal mode) and TWS, with the capability of tracking 8 targets at the same time and firing at 2 (compared to the 12 and 4 respectively for the Zhuk).
New weapons, mainly R-27R1 (2 inner pylons only), R-73 and R-77 missiles.
Helmet mounted sight
The prototype of the upgraded aircraft flew in 1995, and while no country bought the MiG-21-93, the MiG-21UPG “bison” upgrade program for the Indian MiG21s was heavily based on it, with all the main features of the MiG-21-93 (new radar, new cockpit (with 2 mfd in the bison case), new missiles etc. are all there on the bison).
width: 7,16 m
Empty weight: 6,132 kg
Fuel capacity: 6400kg
Max take off weight: 10000kg
Engine: Tumansky R-25-300 with 7335kgf of thrust.
Air to Air armament:
Gsh23L 23mm cannon.
4 underwing pylons that can carry:
6 x R60m (1 per inner pylon and 2 per outer pylons)
4 x R73
2 x R27R1 (inner pylons only)
4 x R77
2 x anti-radar ASM Kh-25KM or 1 x Kh-31
1 x anti-ship Kh-31A or Kh-35
2 guided bombs KAB-500KR
free fall bombs 100-500 kg.
UR S-5, S-8, S-13 and S-24 pods with cannons, camera, reconnaissance and ECM pods.
In war thunder: I believe the aircraft, with a load out of 2R27r, 4 R60m and maybe R73s (R-77s are too modern for the game right now), would be a very nice addition to the game and would fit very well with the current planes at top tier, because there are already aircraft such as the MiG-29 that have both much better performance and better missiles (R27ER), but at the same time would still be very competitive thanks to the competitive radar, good missiles (R27Rs are still good missiles) and still decent performance. Imho the br should be 11.7, because the Kopyo radar and R27r radar missiles are too good to face anything below 10.7, but is still a weaker aircraft than the proper 4th gen fighters such as the MiG-29, F-16, F-14 and Yak141.