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The MiG-21bis Fishbed is a fighter jet that is seen throughout the Ace Combat series.

History

Strangereal

The MiG-21bis served with multiple nations in several conflicts in Strangereal. During the Belkan War, the Belkan Air Force deployed MiG-21s on the stable and low intensity eastern front of the conflict, although it was still the choice aircraft for several famous Belkan aces for front line fighting.

The Federal Erusea Air Force used the aircraft during the early part of the Continental War.

During its covert reconnaissance attempts against Osea prior to the Circum-Pacific War, Yuktobania used unmarked MiG-21s to harass interfering Osean aircraft.

MiG-21s were fielded in the Lighthouse War, MiG-21s were operated both by the Osean Air Defense Force's 444th Fighter Squadron as well as the Erusean Air Force, especially during the war's opening stages.[1] During Operation Deer Horn, Erusean MiG-21s, including ace pilot Huang Xuan Tai, callsign "PYRO", escorted numerous Tu-95 Bears and Tu-160 Blackjacks on their bombing raid on Fort Grays Island.[2]

Assault Horizon universe

Blatnoi provided MiG-21s to the SRN insurgency as part of its plot to overthrow the Russian government. It was their only asset against NATO's Task Force 108, during which is faired poorly.

Infinity universe

Thanks to Advanced Automated Aviation, the MiG-21bis rose to fame once more in the late 2010s since they were some of the cheapest aircraft to reproduce. Arrows Air Defense and Security acquired a number of these, allowing Viper to use one. The ace pilot heavily customized it using the majority of his earnings from operations.The USEA Federation also acquired the aircraft before and during its uprising and made heavy use of them to patrol their conquered holdings.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

"A classically-designed small, low-weight fighter combining delta wings and horizontal tail wings. While its tricky controls ask a lot of the pilot, it boasts an impressive war record. It also has a number of nicknames on account of its striking appearance in the sky."
Hangar

How to Unlock

The MiG-21bis is unlocked automatically following completion of Campaign Mission 4, "Rescue". No MRP is required for the aircraft or any of its weapons.

Statistics

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Weapons

Part Slots

BODY: 42
ARMS: 42
MISC: 42

Named Pilots

  • Huang Xuan Tai (PYRO)

Skins

  1. Osea: Air Superiority light Grey with green tail tip
  2. Erusea: Dark Green, Light Green, and Brown three-tone camouflage (Unlocked by earning the medal "Bronze Marksman": Shoot down 50 aircraft with the machine gun.)
  3. Special: Red upper fuselage with white lower fuselage modeled on the livery of Soviet aerobatic teams.
  4. Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings
  5. Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings
  6. Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings
  7. Huckebein: Wolfgang Buchner livery (Unlocked by purchasing the Experimental Aircraft Series DLC)

Gallery

Ace Combat Infinity

"An old Soviet Union fighter created in the pursuit of smaller size, lighter weight and lower costs. While it is old, with dubious electrical equipment and weapon carrying capabilities, its light weight provides excellent speed capabilities. However, due to low stability when rolling, it takes a while to become accustomed to handling it. Known by the NATO codename of "Fishbed", more than 10,000 were produced (including variants) and distributed to the countries of the old Eastern Bloc, making it an extremely well selling fighter."
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How to Unlock

The MiG-21bis is available for research on the Aircraft Tree immediately when logging into the game.
Lv. Cst Price GUN MSL HPAA MGP SAAM SP MO ST AA AG DF
1 375 12,000 143 72 6 F E F F+ F F
2 408 1,800 157 76 8 F+ E+ F+ E F F
3 441 3,750 171 80 10 F+ E+ F+ E F+ F+
4 474 6,900 185 86 12 350 E D E E+ F+ E
5 507 12,750 200 92 14 400 E+ D E E+ E E
6 540 72,000[a] 214 98 16 500 E+ D+ E D E E+
7 573 37,800 228 104 17 550 13 D C E+ D E D
8 606 87,000 243 110 18 600 14 D C E+ D+ E D+
9 639 292,500 257 116 19 650 15 D+ C+ E+ D+ E C
10 672 528,000 272 122 20 700 16 D+ C+ D D+ E C
11 719 783,360 286 126 21 750 17 C B D C E+ C+
12 766 963,900 300 130 22 800 18 C+ B+ D+ C+ E+ B
13 813 1,356,600 315 134 23 850 19 B A D+ B E+ B+
14 860 2,030,400 329 138 24 900 20 B+ A+ C B D A
15 907 2,688,000 344 142 26 1000 22 B+ S C B+ D A
16 966 3,990,600 357 144 27 1050 23 A S+ C+ A D+ A+
17 1025 5,070,000 370 146 28 1100 24 A+ S+ C+ A+ D+ S
18 1084 5,700,000 383 148 29 1150 25 S S+ B S D+ S+
19 1143 7,284,000 396 150 30 1200 26 S+ S+ B S+ C S+
20 1202 9,186,000 410 152 1300 1300 28 S+ S+ B+ S+ C S+
Part Slots
At Lv.1, this aircraft carried 11 BODY, 9 ARMS, and 10 MISC part slots. See Tuning § Slot Expansion for further information.
Nicknames
Upgrading this aircraft to these levels unlocked the respective nicknames for use at any time.
  • Lv.3: Balalaika
  • Lv.10: Mass Production Master
  • Lv.15: Missile Lover's Worst Enemy
  • Lv.20: Living Fossil

Skins

  • Default: Standard gray paint
  • Event Skin #01: Dark green and brown camouflage
  • Event Skin #02: Israeli Aircraft Industries MiG-21-93 Fishbed paint scheme
  • Event Skin #03: Czech Air Force MiG-21MFN paint scheme

Gallery

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

"A fighter created by the former Soviet Union in the pursuit of small size, light weight, and low cost. Its outdated electronic equipment and weapons equipping performance are unreliable, but its light weight gives it excellent speed performance. However, stability during high speed rolls is low, so a high level of flight experience is required. Called by the NATO codename "Fishbed", more than 10,000 of this hugely popular fighter were deployed by former Eastern Bloc nations."
― Hangar description

How to Unlock

The aircraft is available upon aircraft selection for Inferno.

Statistics

Speed: Medium
Mobility: Medium
Stability: Low
Fire Power: Medium
Defense: Low

Weapons

Semi-Active Air-to-Air Missile
Machine Gun Pod

Named Pilots

Baobab (Oil Field)
Mamba (Oil Field)
Savannah (Oil Field)
Alikuwa (East African Town)
Roho (East African Town)
Mwanga (East African Town)

Colors

Color 1: Light gray paint with green tail-fin.
Color 2: Green and brown camouflage.
Color 3: MiG-21-93 color scheme from IAI (Israel Aircraft Industries).

Gallery

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

"A small, single-engine fighter, codenamed "Fishbed." While its electronics and weapons capability are outdated, it makes up for it with high maneuverability and low cost."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 1: Glacial Skies. Costs 8,500 credits to purchase.

Statistics

Speed: 73
Mobility: 35
Stability: 29
Defense: 42
Air-to-Air: 22
Air-to-Ground: 47

Weapons

MSSL x56
QAAM x6
RKTL x8
UGB x10
NAMED ACES
Glueck
Huckebein
Eisente

Colors

Standard: Plain white paint with green tail tip
Mercenary: Dual green tone forest camouflage based on the Finnish Air Force's MiG-21bis.
Soldier: Brown and green camouflage
Knight: White and gray camouflage based on Romanian MiG-21 Lancer-C.
Special: White paint with black/powder blue livery used by Huckebein, itself based on a low-visibility Czech Air Force MiG-21MF.

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Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

"A small, single-engine fighter, codenamed "Fishbed". While its electronics and weapons capability are outdated, it makes up for it with high maneuverability and low cost."
Hangar

How to Unlock

Complete campaign mission 3: Narrow Margin. Costs 7,600 per aircraft.

Statistics

Speed: 73
Mobility: 35
Stability: 29
Defense: 42
Air-to-Air: 22
Air-to-Ground: 47

Weapons

MSSL x56
RCL x8

Colors

OS: Two-tone green forest camouflage somewhat based on the MiG-21bis used by the Finnish Air Force
RZ: Black/Dark Grey two-tone camouflage with the tail emblem
YK: Light grey with green tail tip

Gallery

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

How to Unlock

This plane cannot be unlocked for use by the player.

Gallery

Ace Combat 2

The aircraft is displayed as MiG-21.

How to Unlock

Starting aircraft in Extra mode.

Statistics

Power: 40
Defense: 30
Mobility: 30
Stability: 50
Climbing Ability: 40
Air-to-Air: 40
Air-to-Ground: 40
Duration of flight: 16 minutes
Absorbability: Light

Weapons

Gallery

Trivia

Footnotes

  1. Players could use one Nonstandard Upgrade Request Form instead of credits for the Lv.6 upgrade.

References

  1. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  2. Charge Assault, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
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