MiG-9 Russian Aviation

MiG-9, FS 'Fargo' by A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich

(100k) from Ned Avejic collection; 

Production aircraft, based on the I-300/F. It differed from prototype by dorsal fin, strengthening the tail structure and improving course stability. Also added were flaps/airbrakes to cut Landing Run (it was up to 1060m). To protect tail from the jet exhaust shin steel plate was installed in 15mm from fuselage right after the engine. 

With extra fuel tanks takeoff weight was increased by 500kg, range - by 300km and climb to 5000m - from 4.5min to 6.25min. In this configuration MiG-9 was used as an escort fighter. State trials took place on October 22, 1946 - as was scheduled, without delays. 


More pictures... 
(39k) MiG-9 at the Monino AF Museum, photo by Paul Nann;

Technical data
Type I-301/MiG-9 
Function Fighter
Year 1946
Crew 1
Engines 2*800kg RD-20
Length 9.83m
Wingspan 10.0m
Wing area 18.2m2
Empty weight 3420kg
Loaded weight 5054kg
Wing load 278kg/m2
Power load 3.16kg/kgf
Speed at 0m 864km/h
Speed at *m 911km/h
Landing Speed 170km/h
Range 800km
Turn time 37sec
Ceiling 13500m
5000m 4.3min
Guns 1*g37mm NS-37 
2*g23mm NS-23
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