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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8

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MiG-8 Utka
Type Experimental/liaison aircraft
Manufacturer Mikoyan-Gurevich
Maiden flight 1945
Status Withdrawn
Primary user Soviet Air Force
Number built 1

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8 (Template:Lang-ru) was a Soviet experimental aircraft of 1945. Nicknamed Utka ("duck"), from the similar name for a duck in French, canard, for a fixed-wing aircraft with a smaller surface forwards and a main lifting surface aftwards on the fuselage, it was a propeller-driven design of an unusual canard configuration, powered by a Shvetsov M-11 five cylinder radial engine, with a pusher propeller.

The aircraft was used as a testbed in developing the swept wing of the MiG-15, and afterwards continued to fly as communications/utility aircraft for the OKB.

Being made of wood and fabric, it was very light and reportedly a favorite among MiG OKB test pilots for its docile, slow-speed handling characteristics.

Specifications (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8)

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Designation sequence
MiG-3 - MiG-5 (DIS) - MiG-7 - MiG-8 - MiG-9 (I-210)/MiG-9 (I-301) - MiG-13 (I-250) - MiG-15 Related lists
List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS - List of experimental aircraft Template:Mikoyan aircraft

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