|The MiG logo|
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Founded||December 1939 (As OKB-155 in 1942)|
|Key people||Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, company founders|
|Parent||United Aircraft Corporation|
Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (Российская самолетостроительная корпорация «МиГ»), or RSK MiG, is a Russian joint stock company. Formerly Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич, МиГ), then simply Mikoyan, it is a military aircraft design bureau, primarily designing fighter aircraft. Its head office is in Begovoy District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow.
It was formerly a Soviet design bureau, and was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan and Gurevich", with the bureau prefix "MiG." Upon Mikoyan's death in 1970, Gurevich's name was dropped from the name of the bureau, although the bureau prefix remained "MiG". The firm also operates several machine-building and design bureaus, including the Kamov helicopter plant.
MiG aircraft are a staple of the Soviet and Russian air forces, and the Soviet Union sold many of these planes within its sphere of influence. They have been used by the militaries of China, North Korea, and North Vietnam in aerial confrontations with American and allied forces, and form part of the air forces of many Arab nations. It was recently reported that MiG jet fighters are being used by the Government forces of Syria against insurgents in civil neighborhoods in Aleppo
In 2006, the Russian government merged 100% of Mikoyan shares with Ilyushin, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Corporation. Specifically, Mikoyan and Sukhoi were placed within the same operating unit.
List of MiG aircraft
- MiG-1, 1940
- MiG-3, 1941
- MiG-9/I-300 "Fargo", 1946
- MiG-15 "Fagot" and "Midget", 1948
- MiG-17 "Fresco", 1953
- MiG-19 "Farmer", 1954, MiG's first supersonic fighter
- MiG-21 "Fishbed" and "Mongol", 1956, fighter aircraft
- MiG-23 "Flogger", 1967 (third use of MiG-23 designation)
- MiG-25 "Foxbat", 1965, interceptor fighter and recce/strike aircraft
- MiG-27 "Flogger D / J", 1970, a ground-attack aircraft derived from the MiG-23
- MiG-29 "Fulcrum", 1977, comparable to the US F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Hornet
- MiG-31 "Foxhound", 1975, interceptor fighter aircraft
- MiG-35 "Fulcrum-F", 2007, multi-role 4+ generation jet fighter
- DIS/MiG-5, 1941 (escort fighter)
- MiG-6, 1940 (reconnaissance/ground attack aircraft)
- MiG-7, 1944
- MiG-8 Utka, 1945
- MiG I-210, 1941
- MiG I-211, 1942
- MiG I-220, 1943
- MiG I-222, 1944
- MiG I-224, 1944
- MiG I-225, 1944
- MiG I-230/MiG-3U, 1942
- MiG I-231, 1943
- MiG I-250 (N), 1945 (aka "MiG-13")
- MiG I-270, 1947
- MiG I-320, 1949
- MiG I-350, 1951
- MiG I-360, 1952
- MiG I-370, 1955
- MiG I-380, 1953
- MiG I-3, 1953
- MiG I-7U, 1957
- MiG I-75, 1958
- MiG SM-12, 1957
- MiG SN, 1953
- Ye-2, 1955
- Ye-4/Ye-5, 1955
- Ye-8, 1962, experimental fighter aircraft
- Ye-50, 1956
- Ye-150, 1958
- Ye-152 "Flipper", 1959, fighter, NATO code name "Flipper"
- MiG-23 – (first use of designation) production designation of Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-2A, 1956
- MiG-23 – (second use of designation) early name of Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (E-8/1 and E-8/2), 1960
- MiG-AT, 1996
- MiG-110, 1995
- MiG MFI objekt 1.44/1.42 "Flatpack", 1986–2000
- MiG LFI project
- MiG-105 Spiral, 1965
- MiG-33 "Fulcrum-E"
- Mikoyan LMFS
UAVs and drones
- MiG Skat
MiGs follow the convention of using odd numbers for fighter aircraft. However, this naming convention is maintained not directly by MiG, but by ordering institutions, such as Ministry of Defence or Council of Ministers' Military-Industrial Commission (while in Soviet Union). The original designations for MiG aircraft are 2- or 3-digit numbers, separated by a dot. 1.44 or 1.42 is an example of original naming. Although the MiG-8 and MiG-110 exist, they are not fighters. The MiG-105 "Spiral" was designed as an orbital interceptor, contemporaneous with the U.S. Air Force's cancelled X-20 Dyna-Soar.
The NATO reporting name convention uses nicknames starting with the letter "F" for fighters.
- "Contacts." Mikoyan. Retrieved on 30 August 2011. "Russian Aircraft Corporation "MiG" 125284, Russian Federation, Moscow, 1-st Botkinsky drive, 7" – Address in Russian: "125284, Российская Федерация, Москва, 1-й Боткинский проезд, д.7"
- "Russian Aircraft Industry Seeks Revival Through Merger." The New York Times. February 22, 2006.
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- Russian Aviation Museum, MiG Pages
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