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The MiG-1 was the beginning design of a VVS (Soviet Air Force) requirement for a high-altitude interceptor issued in 1938.
It was very powerful, some 1350 hp at take-off, but much heavier than any foreign equivalent.
This dictated much of the design as the designers were forced to compensate in every way possible for the heavy engine.
The first prototype flew on 30 March 1940 and was quite likely the fastest fighter in the world at the time with a speed of 405 mph (651 kph).
100 Mig-1's were completed before the change to the Mig-3 in Dec 1940.Model file, airfile, DP, and textures by Thicko. Panel by Morten. Prop texture by Kelticheart.
Posted 2008-08-25 20:22:57 by Craig Bielat