MiG-3




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interceptor
one
Mikulin V-12
1,350 h.p.
5,720 lbs.
7,385 lbs.
1- 12.7mm; 2- 7.6mm
6- 82mm
27 ft. 1 in.
33 ft. 5 in.
400 mph
3,900 fpm
39,400 feet
750 miles
12/2/41
1942




MiG-3
MiG-3

MiG-3 aircraft were developed by Mikoyan for the role of an interceptor.   They were intended as an improvement over earlier designs.

The MiG-3 had an updated propeller, a lower drag wing design, more fire power, carried more fuel, and featured improved pilot and vital aircraft parts protection than earlier models.

Due to the additional weight of its new design features, the MiG-3 was actually lacking in performance when compared with its predecessors. It was better suited to a flight envelope with a minimum altitude of 16,000 feet to achieve maximum performance. However, many of the air encounters over Russia took place at the lower altitudes and it suffered relatively heavy losses.

The MiG-3 was eventually relegated to ground support missions where their pilot and vital aircraft parts protection served them well. Other missions were for high altitude, armed reconnaissance, where their high altitude speed was an advantage.

A total of about 3,420 MiG-3 aircraft of all kinds were produced.

RC Mig-3

RC MiG-3

VQ Model has an ARF RC MiG-3. It has a 62.2 in. wingspan and is 44.8 in. long with an all up weight of around 6 lbs. Power can come from 40 to 46 two cycle or .60 to .70 four cycle engines.

Manzano Laser Works has a RC MiG-3 they make as a short kit. It  is all wood, has a 45 in. wingspan and builds to a weight of a little over 3 1/2 lbs.  Recommended electric motor is an EFlite Power 10.

TDM Models has plans for a RC MiG-3. The 42 in. wingspan model is of all wood construction and needs an AXI 2212/20 motor to pull it through the sky.

Flite Test has a RC MiG-3 all foam kit. It has a wingspan of 42 in. You will need at least a 1200 kV 370 size motor for power.  Weight, without battery, is about 1.2 lbs.

Yke Scale Kits has a RC MiG-3 kit. It is of all wood construction and has a 100.5 in. wingspan. It is 81.3 in. long, has flaps and retracts and can use from 50 to 100 cc two cycle or 85 to 135 cc four cycle engines.




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