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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

11 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. “MiG” Between Past and Future: The Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. 'MiG' Between Past and Future. Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau. 2012


On 8 December 1939, Artyom Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich founded the legendary “MiG” Design Bureau. In just over seventy years, about 60,000 MiG aircraft of various designs have been built. MiGs still have a sterling reputation, not even wars like “Desert Storm” could dent it. Just three years after the end of the Gulf War, Malaysia, a traditional Western client-state, acquired the MiG-29 to replace the outdated American F-5NATO tests revealed that, with equal pilots at the controls, the MiG-29 has an advantage over its western adversaries, not only in close-in air combat, where Soviet machines were traditionally strong, but also at ranges where one had to use AAMs (20-30 kilometres (12.5-18.75 miles)).

10 December 2012




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