DCS: MiG-21Bis

Available on DCS Store and Steam

DCS: MiG-21 Bis is available on both DCS Store and Steam.

This is an add-on module. You need to install the free Digital Combat Simulator before installing the module.


PC Powerplay

This DCS module is only for the most dedicated of virtual combat pilots.


… the thing is just fun to fly!

Niche Gamer:

DCS:Mig-21Bis is probably the most realistic flight sim yet

Rebirth of the Cold War legend

The MiG-21bis is a delta wing, supersonic, fighter-interceptor jet aircraft. Much like the AK-47 became the everyman’s rifle, the MiG-21 has been operated by more than 40 countries worldwide, and has enjoyed the longest production run of any modern jet fighter to date.

The MiG-21, in all of its variants, has fought in wars stretching all the way from the Vietnam War in the 1960’s to the modern day Syrian Civil War.

Owing to its unique blend of versatility, ruggedness and maintainability, the MiG-21 remains in active service to this very day.

The simulator

Leatherneck Simulations’ recreation of the MiG-21 is, by far, the most accurate and comprehensive simulation of this supersonic jet fighter to date.

The fully simulated systems, interactive cockpit, advanced flight modeling and incredible graphical fidelity come together to create a package that will provide you with the most authentic simulation possible.

So strap in, and get ready to experience the rebirth of a legend.


Study Level Simulation

The DCS: MiG-21 is designed to from the ground up to faithfully recreate and simulate all interior avionics to their fullest extent.

No effort has been spared in making this one of the most complex and accurate flight simulation aircraft available, which is designed to meet the Advanced Systems Modelling (“ASM”) criteria set forth by Eagle Dynamics.

Interactive Training Missions

The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a full suite of interactive training missions that will significantly assist in the learning process of learning this complex aircraft. These training missions are divided into three sections: Basic Training, Navigation, and Weapons Employment.

Single-Player Campaign

The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a full suite of interactive training missions that will significantly assist in the learning process of learning this complex aircraft. These training missions are divided into three sections: Basic Training, Navigation, and Weapons Employment.

Professional-Grade Flight Model

The flight model is heavily component based, and simulates aerodynamic forces acting upon each component of the aircraft in real-time. At no time during the flight envelope is the aircrafts’ behavior “scripted”. Tuned up to 19.000 meters, it will give you a unique experience in flying this small and agile fighter.

Learn to takeoff with small wings and a high speed, feel the RATO effect, experience non-symmetric wing load and super critical angles of slide/slip aircraft behavior and much more. Have fun experimenting and discovering the aircraft behavior in irregular flight conditions, where your engine will stall, you will loose your orientation, your weapon will detach from the aircraft and… you’re gonna love it!

The flight model has been built and improved over the course of a few years, and utmost care has been taken to ensure an authentic experience of flying the MiG-21bis, under all possible flight conditions.

R-300 Tumansky Engine Simulation

The DCS: MiG-21 accurately models and reproduces the performance and unique characteristics of the Tumansky R-25-300 engine. You will have to learn how to take proper care of your power plant, avoiding flight conditions where you risk damaging the engine components or even losing all thrust. Mid-Air engine re-light attempts are as exciting as ever!

A unique specialty of the R-25-300 was the addition of a second, emergency, reheat (afterburner) stage. When activated by the pilot, this stage allows the engine to produce around 100 kN of thrust at Mach 1. Due to the risk of severe engine damage, this mode is limited to three minutes of use in emergency war-time conditions.

Exhaustive Avionics Suite

The DCS: MiG-21 simulates all major and minor avionics and system components found in the Fishbed-N, including, but not limited to:

  • ARK-10 Radio Direction Finder
  • RSBN-4N Radio Navigation System
  • RP-22M “Sapfir” Radar
  • SAU Autopilot, including e.g. auto-landing and recovery modes
  • NPP and KPP Instruments
  • ASP-PDF-M Gunsight
  • SARPP Data Recorder
  • RSIU-5V Radio
  • SRZO-2M “Krom-Nikel” Identify Friend-or-Foe (“IFF”) System.
  • SPO-10 “Sirena 3-M” Radio Warning Receiver (“RWR”)

RP-22M Radar

A cornerstone of our MiG-21 simulation is the RP-22SMA Sapfir (“Sapphire”) radar.

Our radar simulation faithfully recreates every function, quirk and characteristic of this fairly rudimentary radar system. True to its real life counterpart, this radar makes it both challenging and interesting to find and engage targets using a variety of weaponry.

Notable features in the RP-22SMA radar simulation include, but are not limited to:

  • Ground Clutter simulation
  • Search, Scan, Track, Fixed Beam, Standby modes
  • Self-Test Mode
  • Coolant and Operational Thermal Constraints


The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a suite of weaponry, some custom and unique to the MiG-21bis itself. As the MiG-21 evolved into a multi-role capable aircraft, the amount and type of weaponry available to pilots also grew.

The MiG-21 is capable of utilizing Air-to-Air missiles, free-falling and retarded bombs, nuclear bombs, beam riding missiles, unguided rockets and gunpods.

Custom liveries

The DCS: MiG-21 exterior model is highly detailed and features high-resolution textures with normal and specular maps. Highly detailed afterburner, exhaust and suspension animations (amongst others) further improve immersion.

Nineteen liveries are provided with the aircraft, ranging from countries such as Egypt to Finland.

A package of pre-compiled Photoshop files (.PSD) is available for easy community livery creation and repainting.

Russian / English Cockpit

The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a 6 degrees-of-freedom, interactive, clickable cockpit. Detailed meshwork and textures provide the end-user with an immersive cockpit flying experience. DCS World also offers full Oculus Rift support, and the MiG-21 cockpit is no exception.

To simplify the mastering of the cockpit and its’ controls, tooltips are provided to the end user in both English and Russian languages.