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Old 15th Jul 2009, 13:08   #1 (permalink)
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Russian MiG-21

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me. I work for a television production company and we're hoping to film a russian MiG-21 from the Cold War era this coming Friday (17th July).

Other than at the RAF Museum in Cosford, does anyone know where I might be able to find one within the UK?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 13:25   #2 (permalink)
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Russian MiG-21: Museum Location

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me. I work for a television production company and we're hoping to film a russian MiG-21 from the Cold War era this coming Friday (17th July).

Other than at the RAF Museum in Cosford, does anyone know where I might be able to locate one within the UK? Static display is fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 13:29   #3 (permalink)
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MIDLAND AIR MUSEUM
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 13:35   #4 (permalink)
 
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There's one in the hangar at Duxford - saw it there last weekend!
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I don't think there is another MiG 21 in the UK.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 14:49   #6 (permalink)
 
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I think Duxford IWM has one...
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 15:22   #7 (permalink)
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davidsoffice - Midlands Air Museum think they have one, and they have a picture, too:



FWIW I googled MiG 21 UK museum - saved the foot/mouth combo
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 15:42   #8 (permalink)
 
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When you say Russian, do you mean of Russian design or in Russian markings? The East Midlands one looks like it is in East Germany markings to me, even the Duxford one has something in the middle of the Red Star so not sure if that is Russian (Googled it and it's Hungarian).
I need to get out more, much more
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 15:49   #9 (permalink)
 
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There is a real soviet Mig-21 in good shape at Altenburg airport in Germany. Maybe you just hop on the next Ryanair flight and film that one.

http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/dewi...urg-Nobitz.jpg

PS: And you will get a former real soviet fighter base for free.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 16:09   #10 (permalink)
 
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How about a lightning? My uncle ownes the one at Cranfield, and its live? fast taxi runs etc

let me know if interested

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Old 15th Jul 2009, 17:04   #11 (permalink)
 
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Slightly off topic I know but...

I'm filming a documentary about sheep - anybody know where I can go and film some cows?
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 17:20   #12 (permalink)
 
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Afraid not Flaps, my brother does own a donkey though. It is dead mind....
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 17:35   #13 (permalink)
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Airborne Artist: Thank you - Midland Air Museum have been very helpful, and they can do Friday for us. Let's just hope the weather is on our side too!

The Swinging Monkey: apparently the one at Duxford isn't safe for us to film - radioactive...or something!?
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 17:42   #14 (permalink)

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Probably just the luminous paint on the cockpit instruments. Elfin safety faggs.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 19:14   #15 (permalink)
 
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I rather assume it's still there ?????

Duxford December 2007.

Keith.

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Hmmm micky taking!

I am not sure why some posters have picked on Danny C. Surely it is just the British way. After all, the RAF is the only air force on the planet which if it wanted a dog, would buy a second hand cat and then spend millions modifying it into a sub standard dog

(we would all then just have to accept a capability holiday with regard to a lack of 'barking' ability.....Maybe we could name the dog Lynxy)
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They mighty mean it's not safe to move it. Or they can't be bothered with you. Sounds like the IWM.
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Old 16th Jul 2009, 10:57   #18 (permalink)

 
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How about a lightning? My uncle ownes the one at Cranfield.

It's in one of my logbooks Buddy.
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What happened to the MiG-21 which was delivered to RAF Abingdon in around 1990? I recall seeing it land and then taxy around the aerodrome at a far from sedate pace whilst the mate at the helm waved cheerfully at our UAS girls....
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