Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1941
Type: Single-Seat Fighter Aircraft
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB - Soviet Union
Production Total: 3,422
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 26.74 feet (8.15 meters)
Overall Width: 33.79 feet (10.30 meters)
Overall Height: 8.76 feet (2.67 meters)
Weight (Empty): 5,721 lb (2,595 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,385 lb (3,350 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 1 x Mikulin AM-35A V-12 piston engine developing 1,350 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 398 mph (640 kph; 346 knots)
Maximum Range: 777 miles (1,250 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,370 feet (12,000 meters; 7.46 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 3,935 feet-per-minute (1,199 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 12.7mm Beresin BS machine gun mounted over engine.
2 x 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns mounted over nose.
Later models would feature additional 2 x 12.7mm machine guns underwing, one per wing.
6 x 3.23 inch rockets
2 x 220lb bombs
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
I-61 - Prototype Model Designation
MiG-1 - Initial Production Models of which some 100 examples were produced; fitted with Mikulin AM-35 V-12 engine of 1,200hp; 3 x machine guns.
MiG-3 - Production Model Designation of improved MiG-1 samples; fitted with AM-35A engine of 1,350hp; later models added 1 x 12.7mm machine guns under each wing; sliding cockpit canopy; improved handling.