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Soviet Union's Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-5 fighter

Design

Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich designed the MiG-5.1 It was the only MiG to have a radial engine.1 The La-5 was chosen as the better fighter for production.1 The MiG-5 was based on the fuselage and wing of the MiG-3.1

Construction

The construction of the MiG-5 was wood and metal.1

Prototype

The MiG-5 first flew in 1942.1

Production

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-5:
  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries1

Variants

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-5:

Usage

The MiG-5 was only used for a brief time in 1943.1

Specifications

  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-51
Type Fighter1
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Shvetsov M.82A1
Cylinders Radial 141
Cooling Air1
HP 1,6001
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 33' 9"1
Length 26'1
Height 9' 2"1
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 7,055 lb1
Performance  
Speed 370 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling  
Range  
Armament  
Engine cowling 4: MG1
Bombs or rockets in wing racks 440 lb1

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 2, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site