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Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG
Type Division
Founded December 1939 (As OKB-155 in 1942)
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich, founder
Industry Aerospace and defense
Products Military aircraft
Civil airliners
Parent United Aircraft Corporation
Website Official Website

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, or RSK MiG, is a Russian joint stock company. Formerly Mikoyan or Mikoyan-i-Gurevich Design Bureau (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич, МиГ), it is a military aircraft design bureau, primarily designing fighter aircraft. It was formerly a Soviet design bureau, and was founded by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich as "Mikoyan and Gurevich", with the bureau prefix "MiG." Upon Mikoyan's death in 1970, Gurevich's name was dropped from the name of the bureau, although the bureau prefix remained "MiG". The firm also operates several machine-building and design bureaus, including the Kamov helicopter plant.

MiG aircraft were also used by the Chinese, North Korean, and North Vietnamese in aerial confrontations with American and allied forces. The Soviet Union sold many of these planes within its sphere of influence.

The Russian government merged 100% of Mikoyan shares with Ilyushin, Irkut, Sukhoi, Tupolev, and Yakovlev as a new company named United Aircraft Corporation.[1] Specifically, Mikoyan and Sukhoi were placed within the same operating unit.[2]


List of MiG aircraft




UAVs and drones

Naming conventions

MiGs follow the convention of using odd numbers for fighter aircraft. However, this naming convention is maintained not directly by MiG, but by ordering institutions, such as Ministry of Defence or Council of Ministers' Military-Industrial Comission (while in Soviet Union). The original designations for MiG aircraft are 2- or 3-digit numbers, separated by a dot. 1.44 or 1.42 is an example of original naming. Although the MiG-8 and MiG-110 exist, they are not fighters. The MiG-105 "Spiral" was designed as an orbital interceptor, contemporaneous with the U.S. Air Force's cancelled X-20 Dyna-Soar.

The NATO reporting name convention uses nicknames starting with the letter "F" for fighters, one-syllable for piston engines, two for jets.

In popular culture

MiGs were the best-known Soviet fighters during the Cold War, and as a result there are a number of fictional MiGs in Western popular culture.

See also

List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS


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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also mig




From Artyom Ivanovich Mikoyan + i (and) + Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, the original designers.



  1. Any of a series of Russian fighter aircraft


  • Mikoyan


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