Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

ICAO aircraft code MiG-3
Manufacturer Mikoyan Gurevich
Country Russia

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-3) was a Soviet fighter and interceptor aircraft used during World War II.


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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 specifications


ICAO aircraft code
Mikoyan Gurevich
1940 - 1941

Aircraft performance

1x Mikulin AM-35A V-12
1,332 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
350 Kts
648 Km/h
Travel range:
440 Nm
815 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
39,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2620 feet / minute
13.31meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
3,355 Kg
7,396 lbs
Max Payload:
655 Kg
1,444 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
170 gallon
644 liter

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About the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-3) was a Soviet fighter and interceptor aircraft used during World War II. It was a development of the MiG-1 by the OKO (opytno-konstruktorskij otdel — Experimental Design Department) of Zavod (Factory) No. 1 to remedy problems found during the MiG-1’s development and operations. It replaced the MiG-1 on the production line at Factory No. 1 on 20 December 1940 and was built in large numbers during 1941 before Factory No. 1 was converted to build the Ilyushin Il-2.

On 22 June 1941, at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, some 981 were in service with the Soviet Air Forces (VVS), the Soviet Air Defence Forces (PVO) and Soviet Naval Aviation. The MiG-3 was difficult to fly in peacetime and much more so in combat. Originally designed as a high-altitude fighter-interceptor, combat over the Eastern Front was generally at lower altitudes, where it was inferior to the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 as well as most of its Soviet contemporaries. It was also pressed into service as a fighter-bomber during the autumn of 1941 but it was equally unsuited for this. The losses suffered in combat were very high, in percentage the highest among all the VVS fighters, with 1,432 shot down planes. Over time, the survivors were concentrated in the PVO, where its disadvantages mattered less, the last being withdrawn from service before the end of the war.

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