|Plane type & model
||Monoplane fighter (MiG-3)
||The tecnical office MiG, created in 1938 with the beginning of the collaboration between Artem Mikoyan and Mikhall Gurevich, originated in 1939 to the project of a new fighter for the Russian AF that distinguished itself from the previous models and that will influenced the Russian projects during the WW2. The MiG-1 , developed from the prototypes I-61 and I-63 with a different motorization, had a low-profile wing, retractile landing gear and liquid-cooled inline engine.This project had some evident faults ( unstable and low-ranged ) , and was built only in 100 exemplars, poorly utilized. The plane was then modified, introducing with the MiG-3 a new cockpit, rotor, wing-roots, weapons, armor and fuel tank. Even if the base fault wasn´t handled with these improvements( the tail areas were too near the wings), the MiG-3 was built in 3300 exemplars until 1942.