Trumpeter 02230 1/32 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3


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The Mig 3 is a further development of the MiG-1 with only minor differences (but quite different in handling). To cure poor spin performance of the MiG-1, automatic slats were added. No other country had such a high-speed high-altitude interceptor in service, and even the Luftwaffe was taken by surprise when some of its high-altitude reconnaissance planes were lost to unseen Soviet fighters. The MiG-3 was almost perfectly suited for their designated role, but the well known events of 1941 forced pilots to engage the Mig 3 as a replacement for conventional fighters or even ground attackers. It was a forced misuse of a good high altitude interceptor with limitations in low altitude performance. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (what was WWII for Soviet people) many MiG pilots rammed German bombers after running out of ammunition - often the order was "to stop bombers by any means". All were equipped with protected fuel tanks, with neutral gas filling. This somewhat 'cushioned' other low altitude deficiencies. The Soviets built 3,322 Mig 3 variants. The aircraft was in service almost until the end of the war, thanks to exceptionally easy maintenance, reparability and part compatibility. Generally, a flying Mig 3 could be assembled in the field from two or three irreparable aircraft giving it tremendous longevity. 
Item No    02230
Item Name    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
Bar Code    n/a
Scale    1:32
Item Type    Static Aircraft
Model Brief    Length: 259mm Wingspan: 318mm
Total Parts    134pcs
Metal Parts    Aileron & Flap shaft
Photo Etched Parts    Aileron & Flap hinges
Film Parts    n/a
Resin Parts    n/a
Total Sprues    5pcs 
Paint Schemes    MiG-3,12 Guards IAP Air Defense of Moscow, March 1942
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