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MiG-5

Introduction:

The Mikoyan-Gurevich DIS (MiG-5) was a prototype Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was also intended to develop reconnaissance and bomber versions, but these plans were disrupted by the German invasion in June 1941. The project was stymied by the failure of its intended inline engine, the Mikulin AM-37, and its performance was disappointing when a second prototype was built later with M-82 radial engines. It was cancelled in 1943 after at least two prototypes were built.

MiG-5 Specification
Prime contractor: Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau
Country of origin: Soviet Union
Function: Long range escort fighter
Crew: 1
Year: 1941 (“T”-version) 1942 (“IT”-version)
In-service year: 1941
Power plant: Two 1,700 hp. each Shvetsov M-82F 12-cylinder
radial liquid-cooled engines (“IT” version)
Dimensions
Wing span: 49 ft. 5 in. 15.10 m.
Length: 38 ft. 9 in. 11.85 m.
Height: 11 ft. 2 in. 3.40 m.
Weight:
Empty 16,731 lb. 7,605 kg.
Max. takeoff 17,600 lb. 8,000 kg.
Performance
Ceiling: 32,144 ft. 9,800 m.
Speed: 375 mph. 604 km/h.
Range: 1,553 miles 2,500 km.
Armament
One VYa-23 23mm cannon, two BS 12.7mm machine-guns , four ShKAS 7.62mm machine-guns
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