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Mikoyan-Gurevich (MiG)

Aircraft  The Company
Model Military Number Name
1947 MiG-15   Fagot*
1950 MiG-17   Fresco*
1953 MiG-19   Farmer*
1955 MiG-21   Fishbed*
1967 MiG-23   Flogger*
c.1972 MiG-27   Flogger*
* NATO codename

The MiG design bureau was formed at the beginning of World War II to develop modern fighters for the Soviet Union.  Its first big success came directly after the war with the MiG-15 swept-wing fighter that gave the west a shock when it appeared over the skies of Korea in 1950.

MiG continues to be successful with what is perhaps the most famous family of Russian jet fighters including the MiG-21, the MiG-25 Foxbat and the MiG-29 Fulcrum.

Note: Following the Soviet method of designating aircraft, Mikoyan-Gurevich was a design bureau and not a manufacturer of aircraft.  The Russian aircraft industry is in the process of adapting itself to the new economy by integrating design bureaus and production facilities.


1939: A.I. Mikoyan design bureau founded.

1942: M.I. Gurevich's name added to the design bureau to form the MiG design bureau.

1946: MiG designs the MiG-9, the first Soviet turbojet fighter.

1955: MiG introduces the MiG-21; the most widely operated supersonic fighter in the world.

1990s: MiG adapts to the new economy

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page updated 31 December 2005



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