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30 or 60 rounds with the NR-30 cannon(MiG-21F-13)?

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Hi

 

I am a little confused about the right amount of ammo for the NR-30 cannon with the MiG-21F-13. 

Some good sources mentioned 60 rounds(Tom Cooper David Nicolle "Arab MiGs" , EAF MiG-21 pilot Reda el-iraqi), also this 60 rounds were mentioned by some Czech sources or by the info description of the MiG-21F-13 by the Aeronautical Museum Belgrad .

Other sources speak about 30 rounds, like Wikipedia, Walk Around(Hans-Heiri Stapfer)or Shlomo Aloni.   

I dont have finded any mention of the amount by the VPAF MiG-21F-13s pilots reports.

 

Thanks     

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Sorry, first versions of the F carried 2 guns with 30 rounds each. Then one gun was removed but the 60 rounds were kept.

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yefrim gordon' book on the Mig-21 states 30 (a GREAT book, and should be required reading for anyone)

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In the LSK (East German Air Force) the combat gun ammo load of the MiG-21F-13 was 60 rounds.

 

 

Here a link to a site of a former east german MiG-21 pilot. http://www.mig-21-online.de/f13.htm , in german language

At the bottom you find:

 

 

Bewaffnung 1 Kanone NR-30 mit 60 Schuß

 

 

Translation: Armament: 1 gun NR-30 with 60 rounds

Edited by Gepard

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