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MiG military aircraft: 110 years since the birth of Soviet designer Artem Mikoyan

August 05, 2015, 18:40 UTC+3
The history of MiG family aircraft - in photo gallery by TASS
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Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan who created many of the famous MiG military aircraft
Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan who created many of the famous MiG military aircraft
Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan who created many of the famous MiG military aircraft
© Fotokhronika TASS/Vladimir Savostianov
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. One hundred MiG-1 were built in 1940
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. One hundred MiG-1 were built in 1940
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. One hundred MiG-1 were built in 1940
© Fotokhronika TASS
MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter was a development of the MiG-1 aircraft and also used during World War II
MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter was a development of the MiG-1 aircraft and also used during World War II
MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter was a development of the MiG-1 aircraft and also used during World War II
© wikipedia.org/Alex Polezhaev
MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where, early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications
MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where, early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications
MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where, early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications
© AP Photo/Frencesco Leone
MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000
MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000
MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Sobolev
MiG-19, developed in the early 1950s, became MiG's first supersonic fighter
MiG-19, developed in the early 1950s, became MiG's first supersonic fighter
MiG-19, developed in the early 1950s, became MiG's first supersonic fighter
© wikipedia.org/Victor12
MiG-21 multirole fighter was developed in the mid-1950s. Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations
MiG-21 multirole fighter was developed in the mid-1950s. Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations
MiG-21 multirole fighter was developed in the mid-1950s. Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations
© Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Preobrazhenskiy
MiG-21 became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history
MiG-21 became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history
MiG-21 became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history
© Fotokhronika TASS/Grigoriy Kalachyan
MiG-23, a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, is considered to belong to the Soviet third-generation jet fighter category. Its production started in 1970 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built
MiG-23, a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, is considered to belong to the Soviet third-generation jet fighter category. Its production started in 1970 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built
MiG-23, a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, is considered to belong to the Soviet third-generation jet fighter category. Its production started in 1970 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built
© TASS/Anatoliy Semekhin
Ground-attack variants of the MiG-23 were also produced
Ground-attack variants of the MiG-23 were also produced
Ground-attack variants of the MiG-23 were also produced
© Fotokhronika TASS/D. Getmanenko
MiG-25 supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft entered service in 1970. It is one of the highest-flying military aircraft
MiG-25 supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft entered service in 1970. It is one of the highest-flying military aircraft
MiG-25 supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft entered service in 1970. It is one of the highest-flying military aircraft
© Fotokhronika TASS/Nikolai Akimov, Valentin Kuzmin
MiG-27, a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, was based on MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for air-to-ground attack. It was produced in 1970–86 and remained in service with the Soviet army till 1991
MiG-27, a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, was based on MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for air-to-ground attack. It was produced in 1970–86 and remained in service with the Soviet army till 1991
MiG-27, a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, was based on MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for air-to-ground attack. It was produced in 1970–86 and remained in service with the Soviet army till 1991
© wikipedia.org/Rob Schleiffert
MiG-29 twin-engine jet fighter aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. It was a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date
MiG-29 twin-engine jet fighter aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. It was a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date
MiG-29 twin-engine jet fighter aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. It was a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date
© TASS/Alexandr Ryumin
MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is considered to be one of the fastest combat jets in the world. Serial production for MiG-31 started in 1979
MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is considered to be one of the fastest combat jets in the world. Serial production for MiG-31 started in 1979
MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is considered to be one of the fastest combat jets in the world. Serial production for MiG-31 started in 1979
© TASS/Marina Lystseva
MiG-31 has a maximum speed of 3000 km/h and can fly on the altitudes of up to 20 kilometers. A group of four MiG-31 interceptors is able to control an area of air space across a total length of 800–900 km
MiG-31 has a maximum speed of 3000 km/h and can fly on the altitudes of up to 20 kilometers. A group of four MiG-31 interceptors is able to control an area of air space across a total length of 800–900 km
MiG-31 has a maximum speed of 3000 km/h and can fly on the altitudes of up to 20 kilometers. A group of four MiG-31 interceptors is able to control an area of air space across a total length of 800–900 km
© TASS/Donat Sorokin
MiG-35 is classified as a 4++ generation jet fighter. At present, MiG-35 is regarded as a transitional stage to the fifth generation fighter. It's maximum speed is 2,400 km/h
MiG-35 is classified as a 4++ generation jet fighter. At present, MiG-35 is regarded as a transitional stage to the fifth generation fighter. It's maximum speed is 2,400 km/h
MiG-35 is classified as a 4++ generation jet fighter. At present, MiG-35 is regarded as a transitional stage to the fifth generation fighter. It's maximum speed is 2,400 km/h
© TASS/Sergei Bobylev
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Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan who created many of the famous MiG military aircraft
© Fotokhronika TASS/Vladimir Savostianov
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. One hundred MiG-1 were built in 1940
© Fotokhronika TASS
MiG-3 was a Soviet fighter was a development of the MiG-1 aircraft and also used during World War II
© wikipedia.org/Alex Polezhaev
MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where, early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in most applications
© AP Photo/Frencesco Leone
MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Sobolev
MiG-19, developed in the early 1950s, became MiG's first supersonic fighter
© wikipedia.org/Victor12
MiG-21 multirole fighter was developed in the mid-1950s. Approximately 60 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations
© Fotokhronika TASS/Sergei Preobrazhenskiy
MiG-21 became the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history
© Fotokhronika TASS/Grigoriy Kalachyan
MiG-23, a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, is considered to belong to the Soviet third-generation jet fighter category. Its production started in 1970 and reached large numbers with over 5,000 aircraft built
© TASS/Anatoliy Semekhin
Ground-attack variants of the MiG-23 were also produced
© Fotokhronika TASS/D. Getmanenko
MiG-25 supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft entered service in 1970. It is one of the highest-flying military aircraft
© Fotokhronika TASS/Nikolai Akimov, Valentin Kuzmin
MiG-27, a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, was based on MiG-23 fighter aircraft, but optimized for air-to-ground attack. It was produced in 1970–86 and remained in service with the Soviet army till 1991
© wikipedia.org/Rob Schleiffert
MiG-29 twin-engine jet fighter aircraft entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. It was a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date
© TASS/Alexandr Ryumin
MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft is considered to be one of the fastest combat jets in the world. Serial production for MiG-31 started in 1979
© TASS/Marina Lystseva
MiG-31 has a maximum speed of 3000 km/h and can fly on the altitudes of up to 20 kilometers. A group of four MiG-31 interceptors is able to control an area of air space across a total length of 800–900 km
© TASS/Donat Sorokin
MiG-35 is classified as a 4++ generation jet fighter. At present, MiG-35 is regarded as a transitional stage to the fifth generation fighter. It's maximum speed is 2,400 km/h
© TASS/Sergei Bobylev

Soviet aircraft designer Artem Mikoyan, one of the founders of the Mikoyan military aircraft design bureau later transformed into Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, was born on August 5, 1905. More than 40 modifications of aircraft were developed under his leadership. The history of MiG family aircraft - in photo gallery by TASS 

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