The kit features a box top painting of a pair Egyptian MiG 21’s over the Great Pyramids. It comprises eight dark grey sprues, one clear sprue, a set of masks, two sheets of photo etch (one colored), plus a bonus of "Brassin" UB-16 rocket pods.
Airframe breakdown is essentially conventional, although Eduard has obviously put a great deal of thought into the balance between modularity (catering to the different variants to be released), detail, and ease of build. The entire wing lower surfaces and a large section of the lower fuselage are a single piece. This allows a significant amount of detail to be included in the wheel wells (hydraulic and pneumatic accumulator bottles, etc) Molded-in detail is impressive in all three wheel wells. Separate drop-in sections are provided allowing display of the prominent belly-mounted air brake either open or closed. The separate open air brake has impressive interior detail.
Internally, much detail is provided that has been absent or simplified in other kits. The well appointed cockpit/nose gear well assembly is made up of separate side consoles using both plastic and colored PE parts. The modeler will have to match the blue-green shade of the PE parts for the balance of the cockpit.
All control surfaces are separate parts. MiG-21s are invariably parked with flaps up, but dropping them will be no problem, at least with blown-flap (SPS) variants. Earlier variants had a Fowler type flap. The many small cooling intakes on the aft fuselage, the control surface actuator fairings, and the five-part GSh-23 gun fairing are all separate parts (leaving off the gun fairing and using the main canopy without a rear view mirror will give you a MiG-21S). Fences on the upper wings are provided both in styrene and PE. As noted above, the main under-fuselage air brake can be assembled open or closed. The twin forward fuselage air brakes are molded closed, however separate wells, actuators, and the brakes themselves are provided, requiring cutting out the molded-in brakes to display them in the open position. The small gun gas deflector plates just forward of the forward air brakes are also provided in styrene and PE. The landing gear exhibits the same superb level of detail seen throughout the rest of the kit. Each leg is made up of multiple parts, with separate oleo scissors. Each wheel is made up of two tire halves, with separate hubs and brake assemblies. Both early and late style main gear hubs are provided. The gear doors are well detailed, with separate actuator arms for the main doors.
- MiG-21MF no. 7628, Egyptian Air Force, 1988 in camouflage with orange ID panels
- MiG-21MF no. 9712, Czechoslovak Peoples' Army, 1989-1993 in camouflage
- MiG-21MF no. 7713, Slovak Air Force, 1999 in camouflage
- MiG-21MF no. 7809, Polish Air Force, 2001-2003 in camouflage
- MiG-21SM no. 127 yellow, Soviet Air Force, 1991 in camouflage with shark mouth
- MiG-21MF no. 687, East German Air Force, 1990 in camouflage