The Best Russian Migs Ranked – Top 15 Migs

Migs Ranked Best to Worse

List of aircraft manufactured by Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, previously Mikoyan, a Russian aircraft manufacturer. MiG-28: a fictional aircraft used as a main antagonist in 1986‘s Top Gun. The real MiG-28 that was used was a Northrop F-5.  Aircraft in the MiG family made by a Soviet design bureau founded in 1939 by Artem Mikoyan (M) and Mikhail Gurevich (G). (The i in MiG stands for and.”)

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1.     Mig-21 – 1956 Fighter and Interceptor

Mig-21 - 1956 Fighter and Interceptor

Developed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a legendary fighter/interceptor that has been in service since 1956.

2.     Mig-35 – 2009 Multirole Fighter

As a multirole fighter, Mikoyan MiG-35 is a Russian aircraft designed by Mikoyan, a subsidiary of UACIt competes with the Eurofighter Typhoon, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, JAS 39 Gripen and F-16 Falcon

3.     Mig-25 – 1964 Interceptor and Reconnaissance Aircraft

MiG-25 is a Mikoyan-Gurevich supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft that was one of the fastest military aircraft to enter service. Its first prototype flew on 6 March 1964 as a reconnaissance variant called Ye-155-R1.

4.     Mig-3 – 1940 Fighter and Interceptor

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, formerly Mikoyan, produced the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 during World War II. MiG-3, 1940, Fighter and interceptor with a Mikulin AM-35A engine of 1,350 horsepower.

5.     Mig-23 – 1967 Fighter and Fighter-Bomber

Mig-23 - 1967 Fighter and Fighter-Bomber

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a Soviet variable-geometry fighter aircraft originally designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in 1966. It belongs to the third generation of Soviet jet fighters and was first manufactured in 1967.

6.     Mig-29M – Improved Multirole Fighter Variant of The Mig-29

Mig-29M - Improved Multirole Fighter Variant of The Mig-29

A revised version of the MiG-29M/M2 was developed. It had enhanced air-to-air and air-to-ground high-precision weapons, as well as a significantly increased combat range thanks to an increase in the capacity of its internal fuel tank.

7.     Mig-19 – 1952 Fighter

Mig-19 - 1952 Fighter

A well-acclaimed Cold War fighter, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG19 was produced in many versions by a variety of manufacturers, including the SM-1 in 1952 that achieved supersonic flight at 16400 ft. and the SM11 produced in 1974.

8.     Mig-31 – 1975 Interceptor

Soviet Air Forces developed the Mikoyan MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft that was built as a home-defense interceptor and never exported or used in combat. It was developed to replace the MiG-25 “Foxbat” in place of the Russian-built MiG-31 “Mikoyan MiG-31“.

9.     Mig-29 – 1977 Air Superiority Fighter and Multirole Fighter

MiG-29s are twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union by their Mikoyan design bureau. When MiG-29s were introduced in 1977, they were compared to Russia’s Legendary Air Superiority, and the Multirole.

10.  Mig-29K – 1988 All-Weather Carrier-Based Multirole Fighter

Mikoyan MiG-29K is a Russian all-weather multirole fighter aircraft … The MiG-29K performed its first flight on 23 July 1988 at Saky by test Since the first flight in 1988, accidents have occurred in 2011, 2016, and 2019.

11.  Mig-1 – 1940 Fighter

During World War II, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 was a Soviet fighter aircraft built in response to a requirement for a high-altitude fighter issued in 1939. One Mikulin AM-35A liquidcooled V12 engine was fitted to one of the prototypesand the aircraft was seen in action on 5 April 1940.

12.  Mig-17 – 1950 Fighter

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 high-subsonic fighter aircraft, which, on 17 March 1950, lost its horizontal tail and crashed after tearing it offA major problem for allied air forces operating over Vietnam during the Korean War, the MiG-17 was a refinement of the MiG-15 from that conflict.

13.  Mig-15 – 1947 Fighter

Mig-15 - 1947 Fighter

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. It first flew on 30 December 1947. The MiG-15 is a single-seater, single-engine Soviet jet fighter, and it was the first aircraft to benefit from the British sale of Rolls-Royce engines to Russia.

14.  Mig-9 – 1946 Fighter

Despite its impressive appearance  no doubt enabled by captured German research following World War II  the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 was the first turbojet fighter developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich after World War II.

15.  Mig-27 – 1970 Ground-Attack Aircraft

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 is a variable-sweep ground-attack aircraft originally designed by the Soviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau, and later known as the Swing-Wing Ground Attack aircraft [1975].

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