HARS Aviation Museum has painstakingly reassembled a Cold-War era Soviet MiG-21, which it will display this weekend (10-12 July) at Shellharbour Regional Airport.
The aircraft will be displayed alongside its rival Mirage supersonic jet fighter 111O that served with the RAAF from 1966 to 1987, as well as two Fokker Friendship aircraft.
The displays will be part of the museum’s Tarmac Days display and comes shortly after the centre was able to open back up again after coronavirus restrictions were lifted.
Volunteers only recently finished restoring the MiG-21 back to its original condition and it comes complete with Indian Air Force colours where it served.
As A3-42, the Mirage 111O was one of the 100 single-seat and 16 dual-seat versions acquired by Australia as a replacement for the Sabre jet fighter.
It was seen as a formidable opponent to the MiG-21 and could reach speeds of up to Mach 2.
The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society’s premises are located at Shellharbour Regional Airport (YSHL), Albion Park, which is an hour by road south of Sydney.
Also on display will be two Fokker Friendship F-27 airliner that will be displayed together outside Hangar 1.
More than 80 Fokker Friendships served across Australia from 1959, replacing the DC-3 and Convair that provided vital links to the major cities.
The pair on display were donated to the museum the New Zealand Post so they could be kept operational.