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Armament of the MiG-21

With almost the complete weaponry:
Polish MiG-21bis at Gdynia Babie Doly in 1998.

 

Weapon Description Launcher A B Versions
NR-30 cannon - - 2
1
F
F-13
GP-9 gun pod with GSh-23 cannon - - 1 FL, PFM, S
GSh-23 cannon - - 1 M, MF, SM, SMT, bis
A-12,7 machine gun - - 1 U, US, UM
S-5 / M / K unguided air-to-ground missile UB-16
UB-32
16
32
2 / 4 all
SM, MF, SMT, bis
S-21 unguided air-to-ground missile APU-2 / PU-12 1 2 F-13
S-24 unguided air-to-ground missile APU-68 1 2 / 4 all
Kh-66 radar guided air-to-ground missile APU-68UE 1 2 / 4 all single-seaters from PFM on
RS-2US radar guided air-to-air missile APU-7 1 2 / 4 all single-seaters from PF on
R-55 IR guided air-to-air missile APU-68UM 1 2 S, SM, SMT, bis
R-3S IR guided air-to-air missile APU-13U / M
RBP-2-R-3S
1
2
2 / 4
2
all from F-13 on
PF, PFM
R-3R IR guided air-to-air missile APU-13U / M 1 2 / 4 all single-seaters from PF on
R-3P target missile APU-13U / M 1 2 / 4 all single-seaters from PF on
R-13M IR guided air-to-air missile APU-13MT 1 4 SM, MF, SMT, bis
R-60 / MK IR guided air-to-air missile P-62-1M
P-62-2M
1
2
4
2
SM, MF, SMT, bis
bis
FAB-100 100kg free fall bomb -
MBD-2-67U
-
4
2 / 4
2
all
FAB-250 250kg free fall bomb - - 2 / 4 all
FAB-500 500kg free fall bomb - - 2 all
244N 450kg nuclear bomb BD3-66-21N 1 1 special versions

A Number of weapons per launcher
B Maximum number of launchers per aircraft

 

MiG-21's two types of guns: NR-30 (second from left) and GSh-23 (second from right).

 

GP-9 gun pod on the central pylon of a MiG-21PFM.

 

Almost never fitted: Pod with A-12,7 machine gun underneath the MiG-21U.

 

RS-2US, called "iron pig" by the troopers.

 

RS-2US training round.

 

R-3S (product 310) on APU-13 launcher.

 

R-13M (product 380, above) und R-3R (product 320).

 

Launcher APU-13MT for R-13M (product 380).

 

Close combat missile R-60 (product 62).

 

Training rounds R-13 ...

 

... R-3R and R-60 (on twin launcher P-62-2).

 

UB-16 rocket pod for 16 unguided rockets S-5 (part cutaway) ...

 

... and under the wing of a MiG-21SPS.

 

The MiG-21 can carry bombs up to 100kg in groups of four on bomb rack MBD-2-67 and single ones directly attached to the pylon BD-3-60-21.

 

Explosive bombs FAB-250 and ...

 

... FAB-100.

 

Armament of the J-7 / F-7

Weapon Description Launcher A B Versions
30-1 Kanone - - 2 all except J-7III, JJ/FT-7
23mm Kanone - - 1 J-7III, JJ/FT-7
57-2 unguided air-to-ground missile HF-7C 18
2 / 4 all
80mm unguided air-to-ground missile   5
2 / 4 all
PL-2 IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 J-7I/II, F-7A/B, JJ/FT-7
PL-2A IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 J-7I/II, F-7A/B, JJ/FT-7
PL-2B IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 J-7I/II, F-7A/B, F-7M/E/MG, JJ/FT-7
PL-5 IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 J-7I/II, F-7A/B, F-7M/E/MG, JJ/FT-7
PL-7 IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 F-7M/E/MG, FT-7P
PL-8 IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 J-7M
AIM-9P IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 F-7P/PG
AIM-9L IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 F-7PG
Matra 550 Magic IR guided air-to-air missile   1 2 / 4 F-7PG
Mk 82 227kg free fall bomb - - 2 / 4 all
Mk 83 454kg free fall bomb - - 2 all
GBU laser-guided 227kg bomb - - 2 / 4 F-7PG

A Number of weapons per launcher
B Maximum number of launchers per aircraft

 

Chinese-built air-to-air missile PL-7.

 

F-7P's weaponry consists among others of Sidewinder air-to-air missiles as well as of cluster and retarded bombs.

 

In front of this FT-7P can be seen free fall bombs.