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The Mig-21 was originally built by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau in the
Soviet Union with a NATO nickname Fishbed. No other jet has had as many planes
produced as the Mig-21. Depending on the reference source 8,000 - 13,000 planes of
all versions were made in the Soviet Union, under license to allied countries and China
without license. A small, fast, agile, dependable and most importantly simple making it
easy to turn out great numbers of the plane.
The first official Soviet air show was held in 1933. They flew 5 IL-16 aircraft, 4 were
painted red and the lead aircraft remained an olive green. In 1934 the exhibition moved
to Tushino Airfield outside Moscow. After WWII the Soviets began to use Yak-15s, MiG-
15s and MiG-21s with the upper half of the fuselage painted red. Most aircraft were
drawn from the 176th Air Regiment who later became the 234th AR based at Kubinka in
1952. The last Soviet airshow took place at Domodedovo Airfield in 1967 using MiG-
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