The first design to achieve production status of an OKB
(Experimental Construction Bureau) headed by Artem I
Mikoyan and Mikhail Y Gurevich (the acronym "MiG"
being derived from the two names), the MiG-1 was conceived
as a high-altitude interceptor under the OKB's
Izdeliye (Product) designation Kh. Also assigned the
initial military designation I-200, the first of three prototypes
was flown on 5 April 1940, attaining 648.5km/h at 6900m on the following 24 May. Second and third prototypes flew on 9 May and 6
June 1940 respectively, factory and state testing being
performed in parallel, with the former completed on 25
August and the latter on 12 September 1940. The MiG-1
was powered by a 1350hp Mikulin AM-35A and carried
an armament of one 12.7mm UBS and two 7.62mm
ShKAS guns. Manoeuvrability and handling were considered
inadequate, longitudinal stability and control
responses were poor, and a programme of peripheral
redesign paralleled manufacture of an initial batch of
100 aircraft, the last of which was completed in December
1940. The first eight MiG-1s had non-jettisonable
side-hinged cockpit canopies, the remainder having
jettisonable aft-sliding canopies. The first MiG-1 was
delivered to a VVS regiment in April 1941, by which
time this fighter had been supplanted in production by
| Take-off weight||3099 kg||6832 lb|
| Empty weight||2602 kg||5736 lb|
| Wingspan||10.20 m||33 ft 6 in|
| Length||8.16 m||27 ft 9 in|
| Height||2.62 m||9 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||17.44 m2||187.72 sq ft|
| Max. speed||628 km/h||390 mph|
| Range||580 km||360 miles|
|A three-view drawing (933 x 628)|
|champika nishajith, 07.08.2010|
i most like russian air crafts. because it is most power full and faster than western air crafts.i want to be afighter pilot.
Weight of fire / sec. salvo = 1.2kg
Climb to 5km = 5.3 min.
360 turn = 20-22 sec.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?