The Mikojan-Guriewicz MIG-3 is a Soviet, single-engine fighter in the low wing configuration with a classic tail. The first prototype flew on April 5, 1942, and in the same year mass production started, which lasted until 1942. The MIG-3 was a development of the MIG-1 machine, which in turn began in the design of Polikarpov, code-named I-200. The MIG-3 had a different wing shape and a longer range, and was almost unrecognizable from the MIG-1. Originally, it was planned to use the Mikulin AM-37 engine, but due to its underdevelopment, it was decided to use the Mikulin AM-35A engine with a capacity of 1350KM. Even despite the lower power, the new plane achieved an impressive speed of 651 km / h during horizontal flight tests! Which prompted the command of the Soviet aviation to put the machine into mass production as soon as possible. This rush resulted in numerous "childhood diseases" and a general underdeveloped machine. In addition, the MIG-3 was difficult to pilot and required a high degree of training from the pilot, which was difficult in the USSR at that time. In addition, as a result of careless workmanship, serial machines had a lower top speed and greater aerodynamic drag. In total, around 3,300 MIG-1 and MIG-3 machines were built. The plane fell out of service by 1943. Technical data: length: 8.25 m, wingspan: 10.2 m, height: 3.32 m, maximum speed: 621 km / h, climb speed: 10.8 m / s, maximum range: 1195 km, maximum ceiling: 11500 m, armament: permanent 2 x 7.62mm SzKAS machine guns and 1 x 12.7mm UBS machine gun, underslung - up to 200 kg of bombs.