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MiG-1, Mikoyan-Gurevich 
 
This was the first of a distinguished line; but it was an unauspicious start. The MiG-1 was the smallest fighter that could be built around the AM-35 engine, that was 25% heavier than comparable western engines. Nevertheless it was a good high-altitude interceptor, but its career was cut short because the USSR concentrated on low- and medium altitude fighters, and Mikulin dropped the AM-35 engine to concentrate on the AM-38 for the Il-2. 
Type: MiG-1 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1940 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * Mikulin AM-35A 
Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 8.16m Height: 2.62m Wing Area: 17.44m2 
Empty Weight: 2602kg Max.Weight: 3099kg 
Speed: 628km/h Ceiling: 120000m Range: 730km 
Armament: 3*mg b200kg
MiG-3, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Development of the MiG-1 with only minor differences, mostly palliative measures to cure the least desirable characteristics of the MiG-1. 3422 MiG-1's and MiG-3's were built. The designation MiG-3U was used for the I-230. 
Type: MiG-3 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1941 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1350hp Mikulin AM-35A 
Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 8.26m Height: 3.50m Wing Area: 17.44m2 
Empty Weight: 2595kg Max.Weight: 3350kg 
Speed: 640km/h Ceiling: 12000m Range: 1250km 
Armament: 2*mg7.62mm 1*mg12.7mm
MiG-5, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Designation given to a possible production version of the DIS. Often confused with the I-211
MiG-7, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-222
MiG-8, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Aerodynamic research vehicle. The MiG-8 was a small aircraft with a pusher engine, high-set swept wings, and canard foreplances on a sharply tapering 'nose-boom'. It was very un-MiG like. 1945. 
MiG-9, Mikoyan-Gurevich  This designation was used briefly for a proposed production version of the I-210. 
MiG-9, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Fargo'  The MiG-9 was the first jet fighter of the design bureau. It was an orthodox design with a straight wing and a nose intake. Performance and handling suffered because of the primitive engines, copies of the German BMW 003. 550 built. 
Type: MiG-9F 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1947 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 800kg RD-20F 
Wing Span: 10.00m Length: 9.75m Height: Wing Area: 18.20m2 
Empty Weight: 3540kg Max.Weight: 5500kg 
Speed: 910km/h Ceiling: 13000m Range: 1100km 
Armament: 1*g37mm 2*g23mm
MiG-13, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-250. 
MiG-15, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Fagot' / 'Midget' 
The MiG-15 was an unpleasant surprise to the West when it appeared over Korea. It had serious shortcomings in handling, equipment and armament, but its performance was superior to that of any Western fighter. The configuration, with the high-set swept wing, high tailplane and nose intake may have been inspired by the German Ta-183 design; the engine was a copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene. 'Midget' was the trainer version. The MiG-15 is the most built jet fighter, with over 18000 produced. 
Type: MiG-15bis 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1948 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 2700kg Klimov VK-1 
Wing Span: 10.08m Length: 10.86m Height: 3.70m Wing Area: 20.60m2 
Empty Weight: 3681kg Max.Weight: 6045kg 
Speed: 1075km/h Ceiling: 15500m Range: 1860km 
Armament: 1*g37mm 2*g23mm 500kg
MiG-17, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Fresco'  This was a thoroughly redesigned MiG-15, with a redesigned aft fuselage and a new wing. The MiG-17 was built in large numbers; production was also undertaken in Poland, China and Czechoslovakia. The aircraft was used by at least 22 countries. 
Type: MiG-17F 'Fresco-C' 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1954 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 3380kg Klimov VK-1F 
Speed: 1145km/h Ceiling: 15100m Range: 1470km 
Wing Span: 9.63m Length: 11.26m Height: Wing Area: 22.60m2 
Empty Weight: 3930kg Max.Weight: 6075kg 
Armament: 1*g37mm 2*g23mm b500kg
MiG-19, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Farmer' The MiG-19 was the USSR's first supersonic fighter. The highly-swept, thin, sharply tapering wing was a remarkable characteristic. The MiG-19 proved to be a capable and sturdy combat aircraft, maneuvrable and armed with powerful 30mm guns. The MiG-19S was a simply fair- weather fighter, but the MiG-19P had limited all-weather capability. China is still building developments, and allegedly completed over 4000, which would be about twice as many as the USSR built. 
Type: MiG-19SF 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1956 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 3300kg Tumanski RD-9BF 
Wing Span: 9.20m Length: 12.60m Height: 3.88m Wing Area: 25m2 
Empty Weight: 5760kg Max.Weight: 9100kg 
Speed: 1450km/h Ceiling: 17900m Range: 
Armament: 3*g30mm b500kg
MiG-21, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Fishbed' / 'Mongol' 

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This tailed-delta fighter was in production for more than twenty years, and the final production aircraft were very different from the initial version. The early MiG-21Fs were simple good-weather interceptors with only a ranging radar, inadequately armed and with a very short operational range. The MiG-21P(F) introduced a limited all-weather capability, with a longer shock cone in the nose intake for a more powerful radar, a bigger fuselage spine. The second generation MiG-21M had a new engine and an again enlarged fuselage spine, containing additional fuel. The third generation MiG-21bis introduced yet another engine and a new avionics upgrade. The MiG-21U 'Mongol' is the trainer version. Recently a series of upgrades of MiG-21s has begun, usually with Western electronics. India did build MiG-21s until 1987; China still builds MiG-21s, exporting them with the F-7 designation. Over 10,000 must have been built. 
Type: MiG-21F 'Fishbed-C' 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1959 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 5740kg R11F-300 
Wing Span: 7.15m Length: 13.46m Height: 4.10m Wing Area: 23.00m2 
Empty Weight: 4980kg Max. Weight: 8625kg 
Speed: 2175km/h Ceiling: Range: 2030km 
Armament: 1*g23mm, 2 missiles 
Type: MiG-21MF 'Fishbed-J' 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1970 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 6600kg Tumanski R-13-300 
Wing Span: 7.15m Length: 15.76m Height: 4.50m Wing Area: 23.0m2 
Empty Weight: 5842kg Max. Weight: 9400kg 
Speed: 2230km/h Ceiling: 15250m Range: 1800km 
Armament: 1*g23mm 2500kg 
Type: MiG-21bis 'Fishbed-N' 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1972 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 61.3kN Tumanski R-25 
Wing Span: 7.15m Length: 14.70m Height: Wing Area: 23.00m2 
Empty Weight: Max. Weight: 
Speed: 2230km/h Ceiling: 17980m Range: 
Armament: 1*g23mm 1500kg
MiG-23, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Flogger'  
 
MiG-23 fighter
The MiG-23 is a compact fighter with variable sweep wings, which combines good performance with the ability to operate from small and rough airfields. It was developed in parallel with the MiG-23PD (which to see). The first production series was the MiG-23S, powered by a R-27 engine. The true production model was the MiG-23M, substantially redesigned and powered by an R-29 engine, later replaced by the R-35. The MiG-23 was a capable fighter but lacked a look-down, shoot-down capability. Over 5800 were built. This includes the MiG-23BN ground attack version. A more specialized ground attack version was the MiG-27. 
Type: MiG-23S 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1969 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 10000kg Khachaturov R-27M-300 
Wing Span: 13.96m / 7.78m Length: 16.70m Height: 
Wing Area: 32.10m2 / 29.89m2 
Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 
Speed: 1280km/h Ceiling: Range: 1800km 
Armament: 
Type: MiG-23MF 'Flogger-B' 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1974 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 12500kg Tumanski R-29B 
Wing Span: 14.25m/8.17m Length: 16.80m Height: 4.35m Wing Area: 28m2 
Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 20100kg 
Speed: 2445km/h Ceiling: 18600m Range: 1300km 
Armament: 1*g23mm
MiG-23PD, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The MiG-23PD was developed in parallel with the MiG-23S. The MiG-23PD used a tailed delta configuration with lift engines in the forward fuselage, the MiG-23S had variable geometry wings. The MiG-23S was preferred, and only one MiG-23PD was built. 
Type: MiG-23PD 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1967 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 7800kg Khachaturov R-27-300 
2 * 2350kg Koliesov RD-36-35 
Wing Span: 7.72m Length: 16.80m Height: 5.15m Wing Area: 40.00m2 
Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 18500kg 
Speed: Ceiling: Range: 
Armament: 1*g23mm
MiG-25, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Foxbat' 
 
MiG-25 Interceptor
This was the USSR's answer to the design in the US of fast, high- flying aircraft as the B-70, F-108 and SR-71. The MiG-25 lacked technological refinement, but its performance caused much concern in the west. It was also used as a reconaissance aircraft, which in the Middle-East proved invulnerable to the Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs. Over 1200 have been built, of which about 75% were interceptors. 
Type: MiG-25 
Function: fighter 
Year: 1978 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 12250kg Tumansky R-31 
Wing Span: 13.95m Length: 23.82m Height: 6.10m Wing Area: 56.83m2 
Empty Weight: 20000kg Max.Weight: 36200kg 
Speed: 3000km/h Ceiling: 24400m Range: 1730km 
Armament:
MiG-27, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Flogger' 
 
This is a version of the MiG-23 optimized for the ground attack role, with a new nose, simpler engine intakes and nozzle, and other changes. These limit supersonic performance, but reduce cost, weight and fuel consumption. 
Type: MiG-27M 'Flogger-J' 
Function: attack 
Year: 1973 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 11500kg Tumanski R-29-300 
Wing Span: 14.25m/8.17m Length: 16.00m Height: 4.50m Wing Area: 27.25m2 
Empty Weight: 10790kg Max.Weight: 20100kg 
Speed: 1700km/h Ceiling: 17000m Range: 
Armament: 1*g23mm or 1*g30mm GSh-30-6 (9-A-621) 4000kg
MiG-29, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Fulcrum' 
Family of MiG-29 aircraft 
  • MiG-29, base tactical fighter
  • MiG-29K, multi-role navy fighter
  • MiG-29KVP, exp-navy fighter
  • MiG-29M, advanced tactical fighter
  • MiG-29S, modernized tactical fighter
  • MiG-29UB, fighter-trainer
  • A medium-sized air superiority fighter. 'Fulcrum' is an impressive aircraft, with good performance, armament and maneuvrability, and the ability to use rough airfields. Range is weak point, and later versions were modified to carry more fuel. A navalized version has also been flown. The Russian air force prefers the larger Su-27 and its derivatives, but the development of the advanced MiG-29M version has been funded recently. Over 2000 have been built. 
    Type: MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A' 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1985 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 81.4kN Klimov (Isotov) RD-33 
    Wing Span: 11.36m Length: 17.32m Height: 4.73m Wing Area: 
    Empty Weight: 11000kg Max.Weight: 18500kg 
    Speed: Mach 2.3 Ceiling: 18000m Range: 2100km 
    Armament: 1*g30mm
    MiG-31, Mikoyan 'Foxhound'  
     
    The MiG-31 long-range interceptor was developed from the MiG-25. The two-seat MiG-31 fighter has more capable equipment, including the powerful 'Zaslon' phased array radar with a range of 200km. It is claimed that an unit of MiG-31 can link their radars together, to establish a search pattern -- covering a width of 800-900km with four aircraft, spaced at 200km. 
    Type: MiG-31 
    Function: fighter -interceptor 
    Year: 1983 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 15500kg Perm D-30F6 
    Wing Span: 13.40m Length: 22.6m Height: 6.1m Wing Area: 61.6m2 
    Empty Weight: 21825kg Max.Weight: 46200kg 
    Speed: 3000km/h Ceiling: 20600m Range: 3000km 
    Armament: 1*g30mm
    MiG-33, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Reported designation for a MiG-29 development now under test, with canard foreplanes and some degree of trust-vectoring. 
    MiG-AT, Mikoyan-Gurevich  New basic jet trainer, selected to replace the L-29 and L-39. The MiG-AT is more conventional than the Yak-130. It has a low-set, straight wing, with theengines installed over the wing roots, and a T-tail. Two prototypes are being built, and orders are hoped to exceed 1200. The MiG-AT has French engines, and is also being developed in cooperation with the South-Korean Daewoo. 
    Type: MiG-AT 
    Function: trainer 
    Year: 1996 Crew: 2 Engines: 1 * GRTS Larzac 04-R20 
    Wing Span: 10.6m Length: 11.15m Height: 4.27m Wing Area: 21.0m2 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 6800kg 
    Speed: 850km/h Ceiling: Range: 1200km
    23-01, Mikoyan-Gurevich See Ye-23DPD. 
    23-I1, Mikoyan-Gurevich See Ye-23IG. 
    A-144, Mikoyan-Gurevich This was a MiG-21 fitted with the wing of the Tu-144 supersonic airliner. Also known as MiG-21I. 
    DIS, Mikoyan-Gurevich The DIS was a sleek twin-engined long-range escort fighter. It had a typical long-chord wing with sweptback leading edge, and an abbreviated nose. It was ordered in production as the MiG-5, but shortly thereafter it was decided that the USSR could not afford such aircraft. Two were built, one with Mikulan-AM37 and one with Shvetsov M-82 engines. 
    Type: DIS 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1942 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1700hp Shvetsov M-82F 
    Speed: 604km/h Ceiling: 9800m Range: 2500km 
    Armament: 2*g23mm 4*mg7.62mm
    E-33, Mikoyan-Gurevich Version of the MiG-21 used to set some records. 
    E-66, Mikoyan-Gurevich Version of the MiG-21 used to set some records, with an additional 3000kg GRDU2 rocket engine. 
    E-76, Mikoyan-Gurevich Record-setting version of the MiG-21. 
    E-166, Mikoyan-Gurevich Cover designation applied to the Ye-152M for a record attempt, with a speed of Mach 2.51. 
    E-266, Mikoyan-Gurevich See Ye-266. 
    I-1, Mikoyan-Gurevich The I-1, officially called I-370, was an experimental 'frontal' fighter, using the same technology and wing as the parallel MiG-19 series, but powered by a single, powerful engine. Performance was disappointing, and the type given an uprated engine a different wing, then being called the I-2. Performance was still below specifications, and the design was again modified to become the I-3, which was never flown. Two built. 
    Type: I-1 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1956 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 8400kg Klimov VK-3 
    Wing Span: 9.00m Length: 12.70m Height: Wing Area: 25.00m2 
    Empty Weight: 5086kg Max.Weight: 
    Speed: 1960km/h Ceiling: 17000m Range: 2500km 
    Armament: 2*g30mm
    I-2, Mikoyan-Gurevich Modification of the I-1 with greater wing sweep, and a more powerful version of the Klimov VK-7 engine. Performance was still disappointing. 1955. 
    I-3, Mikoyan-Gurevich Frontal fighter, developed in parallel with the I-1. It resembled a scaled up Ye-2: tubular fuselage, swept wings. It did not fly because the engine was not ready. A development, the I-3U was also known as the U-5. It too was never flown. 
    Type: I-3U 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1956 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 8400kg Klimov VK-3 
    Speed: 1960km/h Ceiling: 18000m Range: 1800km 
    Armament: 2*g30mm
    I-5, Mikoyan-Gurevich See I-3. 
    I-7, Mikoyan-Gurevich The I-7 interceptor was developed from the never flown I-3 and I-5. It was reengined, and wing sweepback was slightly reduced. Only one was built. 
    Type: I-7U 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1957 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * Lyulka AL-7F 
    Wing Span: 9.98m Length: 16.92m Height: Wing Area: 31.90m2 
    Empty Weight: 7952kg Max.Weight: 11540kg 
    Speed: 1660km/h Ceiling: Range: 1505km 
    Armament: 2*g30mm
    I-20, Mikoyan-Gurevich See MiG-1. 
    I-42, Mikoyan-Gurevich See 1-42. 
    I-63, Mikoyan-Gurevich See MiG-3. 
    I-75, Mikoyan-Gurevich This was a rebuild of the I-7U with a new engine and forward fuselage, having a circular intake with a three-shock nose cone containing radar. The competing Su-9 was selected to fill the interceptor requirement. One built. 
    Type: I-75 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1958 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 9215kg Lyulka AL-7F-1 
    Wing Span: 9.98m Length: 18.27m Height: Wing Area: 31.90m2 
    Empty Weight: 8274kg Max.Weight: 
    Speed: M2.25 Ceiling: Range: 
    Armament:
    I-200, Mikoyan-Gurevich See MiG-1. 
    I-210, Mikoyan-Gurevich  This was an adaptation of the MiG-3 to use the M-82 radial engine instead of the discontinued Mikulan AM-35. The I-210 had aerodynamic problems, which resulted in excessive drag, vibration and handling problems. After TsAGI testing, redesign was applied and the aircraft became the I-211. Five built. 
    Type: I-210 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1941 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1700hp Shvetsov M-82A 
    Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 8.08m Height: Wing Area: 17.44m2 
    Empty Weight: 2720kg Max.Weight: 
    Speed: 565km Ceiling: Range: 1070km 
    Armament: 3*mg12.7mm
    I-211, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The I-211 was a development of the I-210, itself an attempt to revive the MiG-3 by substituting the M-82 radial for the abandoned AM-35A engine. The I-211 embodied the modifications recommended by the TsAGI, and proved excellent. It came too late, the La-5 was already in production and the MiG-3 had been phased out. 
    Type: I-211(Ye) 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1942 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1850hp Shvetsov M-82FN 
    Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 7.95m Height: 3.63m Wing Area: 17.44m2 
    Empty Weight: 2528kg Max.Weight: 3100kg 
    Speed: 670km/h Ceiling: 11300m Range: 1140km 
    Armament: 2*g20mm
    I-220, Mikoyan-Gurevich  First prototype of the I-220 series. See I-225. 
    I-221, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Second prototype of the I-220 series. See I-225. 
    I-222, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Third prototype of the I-220 series. A production version, the MiG-7, was cancelled. See I-225. 
    I-224, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Fourth prototype of the I-220 series. See I-225. 
    I-225, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Fifth prototype of the I-220 (-221, -222, -224, -225) series. The I-220 was a specialized high-altitude interceptor of advanced design. It had a pressure cabin, was well-armoured, carried heavy armament, and had a turbo-supercharged engine. But the expected high-altitude threat did not materialize, and the I-220 was not produced. 
    Type: I-225(A) 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1944 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 2200hp Mikulin AM-42FB 
    Wing Span: 11.00m Length: 9.60m Height: 3.70m Wing Area: 20.38m2 
    Empty Weight: 3010kg Max.Weight: 
    Speed: 726km/h Ceiling: Range: 
    Armament:
    I-230, Mikoyan-Gurevich  First prototype of the I-230 series. See I-231. 
    Type: I-230 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1942 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1350hp Mikulin AM-35A 
    Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 8.62m Height: Wing Area: 17.44m2 
    Empty Weight: 2612kg Max.Weight: 3285kg 
    Speed: 660km/h Ceiling: Range: 1350km 
    Armament: 2*g20mm
    I-231, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Second prototype of the I-230 series. The I-230 was a less advanced backup programme for the I-220 high-altitude fighter, without turbochargers or pressure cabin. The I-230 was based on the MiG-3, but longer and mostly of wooden construction. It retained the AM-35 engine, which was no longer available, and only 10 were built. The I-231 was powered by the AM-39, but was lost in a crash, and development was halted. 
    Type: I-231 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1943 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1700hp Mikulin AM-39 
    Wing Span: 10.20m Length: 8.62m Height: Wing Area: 17.44m2 
    Empty Weight: 2583kg Max.Weight: 3287kg 
    Speed: 707km/h Ceiling: Range: 1350km 
    Armament: 2*g20mm
    I-250(N), Mikoyan-Gurevich  This was a small mixed-power fighter, with a piston engine in the nose and a VRDK 'booster' in the tail, basically a primitive jet engine with a compressor driven by the Klimov engine. Less than 20 were built for the US Navy, and were in service until 1950 as the MiG-13. 
    Type: I-250(N) 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1945 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1650hp Klimov VK-107R 
    Wing Span: 11.05m Length: 8.75m Height: Wing Area: 15m2 
    Empty Weight: 3028kg Max.Weight: 3930kg 
    Speed: 825km/h Ceiling: 11900m Range: 1820km 
    Armament: 1*g23mm 2*mg12.7mm
    I-270(ZH), Mikoyan-Gurevich  The I-270(ZH) was a rocket-powered target defence fighter, with straight wings and a T-tail. Both prototypes destroyed, and the programme cancelled. 
    Type: I-270(ZH) 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1947 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1450kg RD-2M-3V 
    Wing Span: 7.75m Length: 8.91m Height: 3.08m Wing Area: 12.00m2 
    Empty Weight: 1546kg Max.Weight: 4120kg 
    Speed: 1000km/h Ceiling: 18000m Range: 9 minutes, 3 seconds power. 
    Armament: 2*g23mm
    I-300, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See MiG-9. 
    I-301, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The I-301T was a two-seat trainer development of the MiG-9. Two built. 
    I-305, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Version of the MiG-9 with two Lyulka TR-1 engines. One built. 
    I-307, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The MiG-9F, a development with RD-21 engines. 
    I-308, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The MiG-9FR. 
    I-310, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See MiG-15. 
    I-320, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Twin-engined all-wheater fighter. The engines were fitted in tandem, one exhausting just after the wing, the other under the tail. A circular nose intake was used with a radar cone on the upper lip, and side-by-side seating for the crew members. The Yak-25, designed to a more advanced requirement, was preferred. Three built. 
    Type: I-320(R) 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1950 Crew: 2 Engines: 2 * 2270kg Klimov RD-45F 
    Wing Span: 14.20m Length: 15.77m Height: Wing Area: 41.20m2 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 12095kg 
    Speed: 1090km/h Ceiling: 15100m Range: 1205km 
    Armament: 3*g37mm
    I-330, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See MiG-17. 
    I-340, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The I-340 was a development of the MiG-17 with two 2200kg Mikulin AM-5 engines. This was the engine installation of the I-360 or MiG-19. 1952. 
    I-350, Mikoyan-Gurevich  This was a single-seat fighter with a Lyulka TR-3 engine, similar in general outline to the MiG-17, but with a highly swept wing. It was designed for sustained supersonic flight. The TR-3 was unreliable, and the I-350 was rebuilt with paired Mikulin AM-5 engines. 
    Type: I-350 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1953 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 4600kg Lyulka TR-3 
    Wing Span: 9.73m Length: 16.65m Height: Wing Area: 36.00m2 
    Empty Weight: 6125kg Max.Weight: 8710kg 
    Speed: 1240km/h Ceiling: Range: 1120km 
    Armament: 1*g37mm 2*g23mm
    I-360, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The I-360 was a derivative of the I-350, designed from the outset for two Mikulin AM-5 engines. It became the prototype of the MiG-19. 
    Type: I-360 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1952 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 2700kg Mikulin AM-5F 
    Wing Span: 9.04m Length: 13.90m Height: 3.95m Wing Area: 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 
    Speed: Ceiling: Range: 
    Armament: 
    I-370, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-1. 
    I-380, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-3. 
    I-410, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-3. 
    SD, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The MiG-15bis. 
    SF, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-17F. 
    SI, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-330. 
    SI-16, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See MiG-17. 
    SM-1, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-340
    SM-2, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See I-360. 
    SM-7, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-19
    SM-9, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-19
    SM-10, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental MiG-19 version with flight refuelling probe. 
    SM-12, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The SM-12 was a development of the MiG-19, intended as a back-up for the MiG-21 program. The original intake was replaced by a sharp-edged circular one with a radar nose cone, the guns were deleted and missile armament installed. Later it also adopted a different engine, and the final modification included a ventral rocket engine pack. Three were built. 
    Type: SM-12PM 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1957 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 3600kg Sorokin R3-26 
    Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 
    Speed: 1720km/h Ceiling: 17400m Range: 1700km 
    Armament:
    SM-30, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental ramp-launched MiG-19 version, with a PRD-22 rocket booster. 
    SM-50, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental version of the MiG-19 with a 3200kg U-19 rocket engine added. 
    SM-51, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Development of the SM-50. 
    SM-52, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Development of the SM-50. 
    SN, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental attack aircraft, a version of the MiG-17 with lateral intakes. This made room in the nose for three 23mm cannon, two to starboard and one to port, one a variable elevation mounting in the nose. It was abandoned because of developments in missiles. One built. 
    Type: SN 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1953 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 2900kg VK-1A 
    Wing Span: 9.63m Length: 12.33m Height: 3.80m Wing Area: 22.60m2 
    Empty Weight: 4152kg Max.Weight: 5620kg 
    Speed: 1058km/h Ceiling: 14500kg Range: 
    Armament: 
    SP-1, Mikoyan-Gurevich  All-wheater version of the MiG-15. 
    SP-2, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental all-wheater version of the MiG-17. 
    SR-2, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental version of the MiG-17 with a 3100kg Klimov VK-5F engine. Intended as tactial reconaissance aircraft. 
    SU, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Ground-attack derivative of the MiG-15, armed with paired 23mm cannon in articulated mountings. Abandoned. 1951. 
    Ye-?, Mikoyan-Gurevich  A 1956 Tushino photograph shows a twin-engined tailed-delta aircraft with an oval nose intake, probably a MiG design. 
    Ye-1, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Single-seat jet fighter design. When the more powerful AM-9 engine replaced the AM-5 in the design stage, the type was renamed Ye-2. 
    Ye-2, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Faceplate'  Single-seat jet fighter. The fuselage was very similar to that of the early MiG-21, but the Ye-2 had a swept wing instead of a delta. NATO thought that this aircraft was in service as the MiG-21 and assigned the codename 'Faceplate'. Actually it was the delta-winged Ye-5 that entered production as the MiG-21. Two built, the second one with the 5100kgp Tumansky AM-11 engine. 
    Type: Ye-2 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1955 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 3250kg AM-9B 
    Wing Span: 8.11m Length: 13.23m Height: Wing Area: 21.00m2 
    Empty Weight: 4340kg Max.Weight: 6250kg 
    Speed: 1900km/h Ceiling: 18000m Range: 2000km 
    Armament: 2*g30mm
    Ye-4, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Tailed-delta fighter prototype. Performance was about equal to the Ye-2 which was very similar but had a plain swept wing. Another prototype was ordered, the Ye-5, from which the production MiG-21 was derived. The Ye-4 was powered by an AM-9 engine. 1955. 
    Ye-5, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Development of the Ye-4 with the more powerful AM-11 engine, built in parallel with the second (and similarly powered) Ye-2. 1956. Development continued as the Ye-6. 
    Ye-6, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Pre-series version of the early MiG-21, development of the Ye-5. Some were fited, in the same way as some Ye-152s, with small canard foreplanes. 
    Ye-7, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-21PF series. 
    Ye-8, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Experimental fighter. The Ye-8 was a single-seat, single-engined aircraft with a delta wing and tail surfaces similar to that of the MiG-21, but also with canard foreplanes. The fuselage was similar to that of the X-31 or Eurofighter 2000, with a rectangular variable geometry intake under the front fuselage, ahead of the wing roots. Two built. 
    Type: Ye-8 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1962 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 15900lb Metskhvarisvili R-21 
    Wing Span: 7.15m Length: 14.90m Height: Wing Area: 23.13m2 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 8200kg 
    Speed: 2230km/h Ceiling: 20000m Range: 
    Armament:
    Ye-9, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-21PFMA. 
    Ye-23DPD, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Faithless'  STOL fighter of tailed delta configuration, fitted with two lift engines in the forward fuselage. The variable geometry concept of the Ye-23IG was preferred. 
    Type: Ye-23DPD 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1966 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 10000kg Lyulka AL-7F 
    Speed: Ceiling: Range: 
    Armament:
    Ye-23IG, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-23. 
    Ye-26, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-25. 
    Ye-50, Mikoyan-Gurevich  The Ye-50 was a version of the Ye-2 'Faceplate' fitted with a small jet engine and a rocket engine at the base of the tailfin. It was intended as a point defence interceptor. Top speed was Mach 2.3, and the Ye-50 may have been considered as a possible Lockheed U-2 interceptor. After three prototypes, a production batch of 50 was ordered, but these were not built because the rocket engines were unavailable. 
    Type: Ye-50/1 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1956 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 3800kg Tumansky AM-9Ye 
    1 * 1300kg Dushkin S-155 
    Wing Span: 8.11m Length: 13.62m Height: Wing Area: 21.00m2 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 
    Speed: 2460km/h Ceiling: 23000m Range: 450km 
    Armament: 
    Ye-150, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Flipper'  Technology demonstrator for an all-weather interceptor. The Ye-150 was a tailed delta, optimized for the short-range interceptor role, possibly as an U-2 interceptor. One built. The operational version would have been the Ye-152. The Ye-150 was also intended to test the Tumansky R-15 engine. 
    Type: Ye-150 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1958 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 10150kg Tumansky R-15-300 
    Speed: 2816km/h Ceiling: Range: 1500km 
    Armament:
    Ye-152, Mikoyan-Gurevich 'Flipper'  The Ye-152 was an operational interceptor development of the Ye-150. The first Ye-152A had two R-11 engines because the large R-15 was still in development, and in consequence it flew before the Ye-150 it was derived from. The Ye-152/1 and Ye-152/2, which were powered by a single R-13, flew later. The Ye-152 was seen in Tushino in 1961, hence the assignment of a NATO code name, but it never entered service. Mikoyan chose to concentrate on the 
    development of the Ye-155 (MiG-25). 
    Type: Ye-152A 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1959 Crew: 1 Engines: 2 * 5740kg Tumansky R-11F-300 
    Wing Span: 8.49m Length: 19.00m Height: Wing Area: 34.02m2 
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: 13960kg 
    Speed: 2500km/h Ceiling: 19800m Range: 2300km 
    Armament: 
    Type: Ye-152/2 
    Function: fighter 
    Year: 1961 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 10210kg R-15-300 
    Wing Span: 8.79m Length: 19.66m Height: Wing Area: 42.02m 
    Empty Weight: 10900kg Max.Weight: 14350kg 
    Speed: 2510km/h Ceiling: 22670m Range: 1470km 
    Armament: 
    Ye-155, Mikoyan-Gurevich  Prototype of the MiG-25
    Ye-166, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See E-166. 
    Ye-266, Mikoyan-Gurevich  See Ye-155. 
    1-42, Mikoyan  Stealth fighter under development in Russia. If built, it could enter service around 2000. Provisional drawings show a twin- engined aircraft with a cranked delta wing, canards, twin tail fins, jet intakes under the nose, and vectoring nozzles. The engine would be the Lyulka AL-41. 
    1-44, Mikoyan  Designation applied to the two prototypes of the 1-42. 
     
     
    Maintained by Marat Kenzhetaev



     
    Information from 
    Gustin Military Aircraft Databese,
    Modern SOVIET WEAPONS, Ray Bonds, 
    Moscow Aero-Space Show 1995, 
    Military Parade  etc.
    with corrections and additions