Aircraft Photo of 01 red | Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 | Russia - Air Force | #51809
Registration / Serial:01 red
Aircraft Original Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9
Aircraft Generic Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9
Aircraft Version:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Russia - Air Force
Local Operator Name:ВВС России
City / Airport:Monino (closed)Map
Airport Codes:None
Collection:Central Museum of the Air Force
Photo Date:2 September 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 51809
Photo Comment

The MiG-9 'Fargo' was the first turbojet fighter developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the years immediately after WWII. It was moderately successful with 610 built but suffered from persistent problems with engine flameouts when firing its guns at high altitudes due to gun gas ingestion. In the end the newly developed MiG-15 proved to have better performance so further development was stopped. An example of this important milestone in the history of Soviet aviaton is on display at the Central Museum of the Air Forces at Monino.

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