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Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG
The MiG logo
Type Unitary enterprise
Founded December 1939 (As OKB-155 in 1942)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key peopleArtem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, founder
IndustryAerospace and defense
ProductsMilitary aircraft
Civil airliners
ParentUnited Aircraft Building Corporation
OwnerRussian Government
WebsiteOfficial Website

Mikoyan, formerly Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Template:Lang-ru), is a Russian military aircraft design bureau, primarily for fighter aircraft. It was formerly a Soviet design bureau, and was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan-Gurevich" and its bureau prefix is "MiG." Upon Mikoyan's death in 1970, Gurevich's name was dropped from the name of the bureau, although the bureau prefix remains MiG. The Russian government is planning to merge Mikoyan with Ilyushin, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Building Corporation.[1] The firm also operates several machine-building and design bureaus, including the Kamov helicopter plant.

List of MiG Aircraft



Naming Conventions

MiGs follow the convention of using odd numbers for fighter aircraft. Although the MiG-8 and MiG-110 exist, they are not fighters. The MiG-105 "Spiral" was designed as an orbital interceptor, contemporaneous with the U.S. Air Force's cancelled X-20 Dyna-Soar.

The NATO reporting name convention uses nicknames starting with the letter "F" for fighters, one-syllable for piston engines, two for jets.


MiGs were the best-known Soviet fighters during the Cold War, and as a result there are a number of fictional MiGs in Western popular culture.

See also: List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS



External links

Template:Mikoyan aircraft Template:United Aircraft Building Corporation

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mikoyan-Gurevich".