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Cheap fuel.

That was the time… Kool & The gang , King Crimson, Françoise Hardy… The DS, the Renault R16 , Apollo, « La Séquence du Spectateur » on Tv  (well , i’m French…)…Ect… And silver fighter jets burning cheap fuel with lot of smoke.

A friend kindly provided me with rare image of a Algerian air force MiG. Unit unknown, time must be in the late 60′s, early 70′s.
So here is MiG-21 FL Nmr 31, just lightning post-combustion and starting to roll for takeoff.
And here again at the end of the runway , lo & fast , retracting gears :

In fact, i couldn’t find any pict showing MiG-21 smoking that much… So don’t know if it’s correct , but it’s kind of cool, so did it like that. it’s more usually seen with phantom or MiG-29 engines…
Very simple metal livery.

Roundels only on the wings.

The fin flag is reversed on the right side, green first. I’ve checked pictures, it seems to be the rule…

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Edit: Of course i forgot that the flaps should be set at 25° for takoff :/ …