Mikoyan, Major General Artem, 1905-1970

With mathematician M 1 Gurevich, Mikoyan produced the Soviet MiG-1 high altitude fighter which first flew on 5 April 1940. This plane was modified into the MiG-3 of which 3322 were produced before production stopped in the middle of the war. It was widely used in the early years of the war for interception and air- to-air combat, being small, maneuverable, with a 750 mile range and outclassing all other planes at heights above 16,000 feet.

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