MiG – fully named as “Russian plane building corporation MIG”. Is a full spectre air plane building company in Russia and previously in USSR. And here is a collection of their products throughot the times. Starting with a I-250 airplane at top.
I-250 or MiG-13 was a first Soviet fully metal high speed fighter plane. Only 28 of these planes were built.
I-270 an experimental airplane from MiG with a.. rocket engine. Made its first flight in 1947.
And now MiG-1. Officially called the “first Mikoyan and Gurevitch airplane”. Mikoyan and Gurevitch then combined their first letters of their names and it became MiG. Those were two engineers who worked on the plane.
MiG-3 – Soviet WW2 era fighter. Used as a “night fighter”.
It was also known as DIS-200 at that time. Two engine plane to escort bombers.
It was also called as MiG-8 “Duck” – Soviet experimental plane built in 1945.
MiG-9 was a a first turbo-jet fighter. Made first flight in 1946. Then in next two years 608 airplanes were built. By the way first Nazi jets were already in the air as early as five years before that.
MiG-15. Soviet jet built in the end of 1940s. Was one of the mass produced jet fighter was supplied to many countries in the world. This way we can say MiG mass production era has started.
MiG-17. Fresco – called by NATO. Was first of the jet fighters to reach sound speed barrier. Was also supplied to many countries of the world. Was participating in actual wars on the Middle East and Vietnam.
MiG-19. One pilot jet fighter from early 1950s. Was used to fight much more modern F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam.
MiG-21. Soviet hypersonic fighter jet. First MiG with more modern “triangle” wing. Was most produced fighter jet of the second generation. Was built first in the 1950s.
Looks pretty modern huh?
MiG-23 from 1967. Already looks pretty modern despite it’s back from that 1960s age. It had an interchangeble form of the wing.
MiG-25 – a third generation jet fighter. Foxbat called by NATO.
MiG-27. A jet fighter and also a bomber. Can carry tactical nuclear bombs. In the current time this is the main aircraft of the Indian aircraft. Due to hard economic situation in ex Soviet countries most of Russian Ukrainian Belarussian etc MiG-27s were utilized in 1990s.
MiG-29 “Fulcrum”. A fourth generation fighter jet.
MiG-29K – a Soviet/Russian jet to be used on aircraft carriers. A future development of a MiG-29 platform.
MiG-31 “Foxhound”. A Soviet intercept fighter for use in long range. Was built in 1970s. First Soviet fourth-generation jet fighter.
MiG-35 A 4++ generation jet, a future generation of MiG-29. Maximum approaching Gen-5 jets. First flights were made in 2017. Thirty planes of those awaited to arrive in the army till 2020.
And now some “exotic” MiGs.
Light subsonic jet fighter.
MiG-110. Soviet “civil” MiG – to carry passengers or cargo.
MiG-AT “Advanced Trainer” – Soviet jet fighter to train young pilots. However didn’t find enough customers to buy those so they ceased to produce those.
MiG 1.44 a Russian experimental Fifth-gen jet fighter.
It had to be a rival to US F-22. Was covered with stealth materials to prevent radar detection.
Just look at it!
Maybe we’ll see it soon in the air too.
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