MiG 9

1st Flight 1946

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 was the first turbojet fighter developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the years immediately after World War II.

It used reverse-engineered German BMW 003 engines.

Categorized as a first-generation jet fighter, it was moderately successful, but suffered from persistent problems with engine flameouts when firing its guns at high altitudes due to gun gas ingestion.

Variants

I-300 – prototype, three built

MiG-9 / FS / I-301 – the only production variant, equipped with RD-20 or RD-21 engines

MiG-9 / FP / I-302 – one prototype with the N-37 cannon moved to the side of the fuselage

MiG-9 / FL / I-305 – one prototype with Lyulka TR-1 engine, not completed

MiG-9 / FF / I-307 – two prototypes with afterburning RD-20F or RD-21 engines

MiG-9 / FN / I-320 – one prototype with a Rolls-Royce Nene engine, not completed

MiG-9L / FK – one aircraft modified to test the avionics for the Raduga KS-1 Komet air-launched anti-shipping cruise missile

MiG-9M / FR / I-308 – one prototype with RD-21 engines

MiG-9UTI / FT / I-301T – two-seat training aircraft, only two built.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)

Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height: 3.225 m (10 ft 7 in)

Wing area: 18.2 m2 (196 sq ft)

Airfoil: root: TsAGI IA10; tip: TsAGI IV10

Empty weight: 3,283 kg (7,238 lb)

Gross weight: 4,860 kg (10,714 lb)

Fuel capacity: 1,625 l (429 US gal; 357 imp gal)

Powerplant: 2 × RD-20 axial-flow turbojet engines, 7.80 kN (1,754 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed: 864 km/h (537 mph, 467 kn) at sea level

Maximum speed: Mach 0.7

910 km/h (570 mph; 490 kn) at 4,500 m (14,764 ft) Mach 0.74

Never exceed speed: 1,050 km/h (650 mph, 570 kn) / Mach 0.85

Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)

Service ceiling: 13,000 m (43,000 ft)

G limits: +6

Rate of climb: 22 m/s (4,300 ft/min)

Wing loading: 267 kg/m2 (55 lb/sq ft)

Armament

1 × 37 mm (1.457 in) Nudelman N-37 auto cannon extending from nose intake divider

2 × 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 auto cannon extending from undersides of nose intake.

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