All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

I-250 or MiG-13 was a first Soviet fully metal high speed fighter plane. Only 28 of these planes were built.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

I-270 an experimental airplane from MiG with a.. rocket engine. Made its first flight in 1947.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-3 – Soviet WW2 era fighter. Used as a “night fighter”.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-5.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

It was also known as DIS-200 at that time. Two engine plane to escort bombers.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-8

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

It was also called as MiG-8 “Duck” – Soviet experimental plane built in 1945.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-9

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-19. One pilot jet fighter from early 1950s. Was used to fight much more modern F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

Looks pretty modern huh?

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-23 from 1967. Already looks pretty modern despite it’s back from that 1960s age. It had an interchangeble form of the wing.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-25 – a third generation jet fighter. Foxbat called by NATO.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-29 “Fulcrum”. A fourth generation fighter jet.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-29K  – a Soviet/Russian jet to be used on aircraft carriers. A future development of a MiG-29 platform.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-31 “Foxhound”. A Soviet intercept fighter for use in long range. Was built in 1970s. First Soviet fourth-generation jet fighter.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

Light subsonic jet fighter.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG-110. Soviet “civil” MiG – to carry passengers or cargo.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

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.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

MiG 1.44 a Russian experimental Fifth-gen jet fighter.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

It had to be a rival to US F-22. Was covered with stealth materials to prevent radar detection.

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

Just look at it!

All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]

Maybe we’ll see it soon in the air too.

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15 thoughts on “All MiG Airplanes Explained [43 photos]”

  1. Mig 35 is NOT by any stretch of imagination a Gen. 5 stealth plane. It is a desperate bid by Mig to find a buyer, otherwise company will likely go under. Unless government takes over.

    • This has already happened. Have a look here …

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Aircraft_Corporation

    • It’s not. The MiG-35 is a Gen 4++. It succesfully competes with the newest Eurofighters, Rafales, F-16 upgrades and whatever other Gen4 planes around.

  2. The MiG 35’s only buyer with deliveries seems to be the Egyptian air force. They bought several dozen and plan to keep them until 2060. No, its not stealth. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan_MiG-35

  3. When I saw Top Gun fil for the first time, I was fascinated by those black fighters with the red star. I started my research and realized that the real MiGs (and Sukhoi, Tupolev, Mil, Kamov, etc. etc.) were even more elegant than those F-5 colored in glossy black. Since then … only a passion that has not stopped for about 30 years.

    • MiG 1.44? A plane that wasn’t produced? LOL.

      Better check the Sukhoi SU-57. Don’t be lazy, google it.

      You’ll LOVE the pics, boy.

  4. SU-57 is obsolete, far behind Gen. 5 American planes, way to expensive for what it offers, many bugs and untested features even after many years of development, this comes even from Russian sources.

    • ….”SU-57 is obsolete, far behind Gen. 5 American …”. –LOL. According to whom? You?

      —“The analysis that I have seen on the Sukhoi indicates a pretty sophisticated design that is at least equal to, and some have said even superior to U.S. fifth-generation aircraft,” former U.S. Air Force intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula told the National Interest …”—

      And now, cry some more…

      . “It certainly has greater agility with its combination of thrust vectoring, all moving tail surfaces, and excellent aerodynamic design, than does the F-35.”

      “Performance-wise it certainly looks to compete with the Raptor,” one senior military official with extensive experience on U.S. fifth-generation fighters told the National Interest .

    • LOLZ
      ‘Mike’, if you wanted to, somehow, feel better this morning about yourself, I guess you’ll have to try something else… If that’s why you’re here, of course.

      =D
      A. webber

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