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Soviet Union's Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-7 fighter

Design

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-7 was designed to intercept high flying German reconnaissance planes at altitudes of around 40,000 feet.1

Engine

The Klimov engine had a multistage supercharger.1

Cockpit

The MiG-7's pilot flew in a pressurized cockpit.1

Construction

The MiG-7 was made from all metal components.1

Wing

The MiG-7's wing was rather long to help it at the high altitudes it was intended to perform at.1

Prototype

In late 1944 the MiG-7's prototype first flew.1

Production

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-7:
  • Total:
    • Manufacturer: State Industries1

Variants

  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-7:

Usage

The MiG-7 was never manufactured as it was no longer needed.1

Specifications

  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-71
Type Fighter1
Crew 11
Engine (Type) Klimov M.107A1
Cylinders V 121
Cooling Liquid1
HP 1,7001
Propeller blades  
Fuel capacity  
Dimensions  
Span 42' 8"1
Length 31' 2"1
Height  
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 8,270 lb1
Performance  
Speed 429 mph1
Climb  
Service ceiling 41,000'1
Range  
Armament 1: 20 mm1
2: MG1

Sources:

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