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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

The MiG-21 has very distinctive delta wings, compared to other aircraft in this category which have cropped delta wings. Also very markable is the air intake in the nose, with a large, pointy shock cone. It is similar in appearance as the Sukhoi Su-9. The latter has however a much smaller shock cone, and a bubble canopy.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23/MiG-27

The MiG-23 has variable sweep wings, mounted on top of the fuselage. The long, narrow air intakes are on the side of the fuselage. Compared to the similar MiG-27 the MiG-23 has a larger diameter nose.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25

The MiG-25 has wings with a high aspect ratio, more looking like swept wing, although the wing trailing edge is hardly swept. Also typical for the MiG-25 are the large diameter engines and the small canopy, tucked away in the fuselage. It has a twin wheel nose gear and  single wheel main landing gear.

The MiG-29 has non-tilted wedge shaped air intakes underneath the forward fuselage, feeding two jet engines in the rear fuselage. There is a space between the air intakes, in between which the nose gear retracts. It has no center line fuselage stinger like the Su-27, non-titled vertical stabilisers and a non-drooping forward fuselage.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31

Being developed from the MiG-25, the similarities between the MiG-25 and MiG-31 are significant. The MiG-31 is larger and has a two-seat cockpit as standard. The MiG-31 has a two-wheel main landing landing, with the wheels in tandem configuration instead of side-by-side.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9

This fighter has two separate air intakes in the nose, feeding engines in the middle of the fuselage, with exhausts underneath it, just behind the wings. Furthermore typical are the three canons, one in the fence between the intakes, and the others underneath the nose. The MiG-9 has a bubble canopy and curved vertical fin.

Mitsubishi A6M

The most famous Japanese fighter of the Second World War has a characteristic bubble canopy with multiple frames that slowly slopes down to the rear fuselage. The horizontal and vertical stabilisers have a rounded trapezium shape, and the wing tips are rounded as well.

Mitsubishi F-1/T-2

Japan's first supersonic aircraft is externally a mix of the square air intakes and claw-like landing gear of the Jaguar and the tail and engine shape and location of the F-4 Phantom II. It comes in a single seat fighter (F-1) and two seat trainer (T-2).

The Mitsubishi F-2 is clearly a derivative of the Lockheed-Martin F-16. Both are easily recognisable by the oval air intake below the fuselage and the blended wing-fuselage attachment. The F-2 has significantly larger wings, and the canopy has two bow frames.

In general the MU-2 is a high wing, twin turboprop aircraft, with a low horizontal stabiliser and main wheels being retracted in the fuselage or fuselage fairings. The tip tanks on the MU-2 are also a key recognition point.