Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21F-13 Fishbed-C

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 80
Total Still Active: 80
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1965
Retirement: 1991
Main Role: Fighter
Origin: USSR


Various variants of the MiG-21 have been in service since 1963. In that year, it was reported that one squadron, the 1st Fighter Squadron, equipped with 14 MiG-21F-13’s, had reached operational status. By 1966-67, over 80 MiG-21F-13’s had been received. In 1971, ten Fighter Regiments were equipped with MiG-21’s. Presumably, all MiG-21F-13’s have been withdrawn from service.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • MiG 21 ‘Fishbed’: The World’s Most Widely Used Supersonic Fighter (Yefim Gordon & Bill Gunston)

Other Sources

  • Mikoyan MiG-21 – Famous Russian Aircraft (Yefim Gordon, Keith Dexter, Dmitriy Komissarov)

    See other operators of the Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21 'Fishbed'

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