Help identify this jet

This jet just magically appeared near the historic downtown area of my small southern farming town last week. No sign, no context, it's just sitting in an empty parking lot of an abandoned business.

Any ideas on what it is? Obviously Soviet based on the writing but beyond that I have no idea.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also, I am entertaining ideas of how it got there, why it's there in the first place, and any questionable ideas for it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has Polish Airforce insignia on the tail

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's a mig21. my local militia has two of them, they absolutely guzzle fuel, but other than that, it's decent.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Huh, the Kazak order got delivered?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This thing desperately needs a bit of a makeover.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/GIRmuB5.jpeg

      What the frick brought a Polish MiG-21 here?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Commerce.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MiG-21, specifically, the UM variant, with the NATO reporting Codename of Mongol (all other Soviet variants bear the Codename of Fishbed).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice! I'm gonna do some research myself but is there anything noteworthy about 21s?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, there is something very noteworthy about them in that several countries around the world still fly them and their developments (such as the Chinese J-7/F-7 and JL-9).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So the Chinese JL-9 is a MiG-21 clone? Do they use it as a trainer?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, along with Myanmar and Sudan. The aircraft can be used as a fighter and ground attack aircraft too.

            >Captcha: PD00D

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Arguably the most effective Soviet jet fighter ever produced, the pinnacle of slav engineering (all downhill from there). It shot down plenty of F4s in Vietnam and led to huge tactics and design changes in the US/West.

              Ok great, now how do I get it back to my house

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                By tug, do you have a pickup and a tow bar for aircraft?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No but I have a couple skateboards and an SUV

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It probably belongs to the parking lot owner. These used to be fairly cheap, lots of gas stations bought them in the 90' to attract customers, maybe he plans to reopen?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of Chinese planes are derived from MiG-21s via the J-7
            Even the J-8 and J-17 have origins in MiG-21/J-7

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Arguably the most effective Soviet jet fighter ever produced, the pinnacle of slav engineering (all downhill from there). It shot down plenty of F4s in Vietnam and led to huge tactics and design changes in the US/West.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Until they were all shot down at operation BOLO

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Arguably the most effective Soviet jet fighter ever produced
          It managed a 1-2 K/D ratio. The MiG-29 at least went 1-1.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The MiG-29 at least went 1-1.
            Against what? The MiG-21 in Vietnam was fighting the most advanced aircraft in the world fielded by (what was in hindsight) the sole world superpower at the time.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Against the most advanced aircraft in the world fielded by (what was in hindsight) the sole world superpower at the time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The USSR was not the modern Russian Federation and had the Warsaw Pact as allies. It was a superpower indeed. I was alive then.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what kind of world do you have to be to think the USSR wasn't a superpower?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The MiG-29 is not anywhere close to 1:1 anymore

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are the Mosin-Nagants of fighter jets.
        >Soviet in origin
        >Made a bazillion of them
        >Still in use today

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Mosin-Nagant
          >Soviet in origin

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            most were produced in the Soviet era, 91/30 models and so on
            Imperial era russia didn't have enough they had to buy winchester 1895s and arisakas

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a Polish MiG-21UM. Even identified it by the number. The emblem belongs to the now defunct 41st.
      https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/41_Eskadra_Lotnictwa_Taktycznego
      https://gdziewojsko.wordpress.com/wycofane-typy-w-wp/mig-21/

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFFFFF

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ustanovka parashjota v gondolu
      1. podtsepi parashjot i zakroy zamok.
      prover sovmetshenie strelki shesti.
      2. vstav zachekvanniy parashjot v gondolu do upora.

      so, something about parachutes I'd guess.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FAMAS-21

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    According to wiki, the UM is an Indian variant. Would that still have Russian writing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mig 21 foxbat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >foxbat

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's a paki f16 you bloody son b***h bastard frick your motherdog you b***h of bastard son you

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    alright boy, there's some quick knowledge dump I gotta get in you. This stuff goes way back, and it's T R O U Bubble with a capital t.
    First of all, there's a documentary about EXACTLY what's going on with the jet and you need to go watch it right now it will answer most of your questions.
    RED DAWN.
    Go look that up on your Kazoo or Newegg or Youtubing or whatever you kids use and...let's just say, "'we'll' be 'in touch'" real soon.
    your country needs you pal. Pull em up, hitch em up, and get ready to riiiide out

    >Sent from my SlamSlung Android using Tapatalk

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Without any doubt It's Mikoyan Su-XXI OBR 2024 reporting name FEMBED fitted with air resistance nullifying coronal discharge technology allowing it to hypercruise in straight lines.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds pretty bad-ass, to be honest.

      Do we have fuel for it or is it eco-friendly “Green” technology?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No need for fuel without air resistance. Just got to correct for gravity dropoff once in a while as you loose lift as well. Unless youre tracking the surface at orbital speed though. But there's a caveat. Can you survive the deceleration friction?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fishbed, c'mon anon. You should know about it.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Likely a MIG-21US.
    if it's the chinese flavored mig-21 then that i guess

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Any ideas on what it is?
    MiG 21UM
    trainer variant in faded Polish colours

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think you meant 41st fighter regiment
    https://pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/41_Pu%C5%82k_Lotnictwa_My%C5%9Bliwskiego
    They reformed into 41st Tactical Aviation Squadron in 2000 and i don't think they used them anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a Polish MiG-21UM. Even identified it by the number. The emblem belongs to the now defunct 41st.
      https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/41_Eskadra_Lotnictwa_Taktycznego
      https://gdziewojsko.wordpress.com/wycofane-typy-w-wp/mig-21/

      Meant for this guy, my bad

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mig-21UM fighter trainer ex-Polish Air Force retired in 2003 now apparently sitting in Florida

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Name the town FFS.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the feasibility of taking something like a mig-21 and building a loyal wingman drone out of it? Obviously you would need a fair amount of drone tech to turn it into one, but if you need workable jet engines and other aviation material would it be a good starting point?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly? Not impossible. The main issues would stem from rewiring it to support digital input and output from the ai. In a pinch you could probably just weld some bars and actuators up and use onboard sensors plus a selfcontained sensor package, but it wouldn't work as well as a purpose built frame, and there's no guarantees it won't dive for the nearest preschool or capitalist institution.

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