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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-1/MiG-3

Yellow • 2006
AuthorsMassimo Tessitori
Release date2006-10-01
Cat. No.6121
CategorySold Out CategoryWyprzedana
Format240x165 mm (B5), 160 pages (80 in colour)
Price0.00 PLN Price0.00 GBP
This is the illustrated story of the MiG-1 & 3 - the first design to bear the "signature" of Artem Ivanovich Mikojan and Mikhail Iossipovitch Gurievich, who made MiG a worldwide name. Even today, after the death of both men, the designation MiG is used for the quintessential Russian fighter. In 1940, the MiG-1 was a innovative and ground-breaking radical aircraft: a small, slim low-wing monoplane with a powerful but heavy engine. Difficult to fly, it was the foundation upon which the MiG Bureau made their first step to designing the best Soviet fighters. The book examines the MiG-3’s full history, covering how the initial problems were overcome, and how, from 1941 to 1943, the fighter fulfilled its potential in combat, being equal to all adversaries. This work on the first new Soviet fighter of World War Two features: scale plans; photos and drawings from technical manuals; superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings; walk-around colour photographs of surviving aircraft; rare black and white archive photographs from World War Two. It is essential reading for aviation history enthusiasts and scale modellers.
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  • Modeling Madness • 2013-09-28
    by Scott Van Aken I'm probably going to sound like a broken record on this, but once again, MMP has outdone themselves in providing a much needed and highly desirable book on the first of the MiG fighters. One of the more interesting portions of the book is the early history of the type and its development. There was quite a bit of political maneuvering going on with a number of people facing a firing squad for failures real and perceived. This airplane started as a Polikarpov project and while he was out of the country, the entire thing was handed to Mikoyan and Gurevich. Thanks to Mikoyan's political ties, he was not shot or sent to the gulags when the MiG-1 project ran into trouble. When the aircraft did get to the squadrons, most pilots did not like it. It was not a fun airplane to fly and though fast, was not a good low altitude fighter, being designed to intercept high flying enemy bombers. Thousands were produced and many lasted until the last days of the war The author provides a sterling historical background as well as an operational history of the type. This is further enhanced by a huge number of superb color profiles, something that I really like to see in these books. There are also a large number of good period photographs as well as the usual drawings showing the differences in the airframes. It also includes information on follow up aircraft based on the same airframe, none of which were successful. This is all finished up with close-up images taken from surviving airframes and from period images and illustrations. All of it top-notch stuff for the modeler. In all, I'd have to say the MMP team has outdone themselves on this one and you really need to go out and get it. A great value and a superb reference.
  • IMPSUSA.org • 2013-09-28
    Reviewed By Rick Marshall, IPMS# 40362 It is difficult not to think of the name MiG when involved in any discussion of Russian Aircraft. The MiG design bureau has produced some of the best aircraft that the Russians and the world have ever seen. This book starts by briefly outlining the origins of the MiG Design Bureau. As the book progresses it goes through the design, development, testing and production of this high altitude fighter. I found this history lesson interesting and easy to read. Accompanying the text are several black and white photographs of the aircraft as it evolved. For the modeler and especially the diorama modeler there are a couple of chapters that should grab your attention. One is a section titled Operation Barbarossa. Here you will see a great number of wartime shots of the MiG's, taken by the invading Germans. Another chapter is centered on the operational service of the aircraft and again, the reader is treated to a large number of excellent photographs. In addition, there are some 30 or so pages of colour profiles, including some German and Romanian schemes. The last section of the book contains detailed colour photographs of surviving aircraft and is a goldmine for anyone looking to add detail to their MiG Project. I recently built Trumpeter's MiG-3 and this book would have been an excellent reference. This is the first of this series that I have seen and I must say I am very impressed. I liked the format of the book; unlike some other publications, it fits nicely on the shelf and is easy to find. The text is interesting and well written, the wartime photographs really add to the reading experience. This book will be of interest to both historians and the modeler alike. I recommend this work to anyone who is interested in the MiG-1/-3. If you have a kit of the MiG-1 or -3 in your stash you will want to have a copy.
  • www.cocardes.org • 2013-09-28
    By Hervé Brun Le MiG-1 est le tout premier avion conçu par la célèbre équipe des deux ingénieurs Mikoyan et Gurevich a qui on doit la majeure partie de la lignée des MiG qui ont tant fait trembrer les états-majors occidentaux aux plus sombres heures de la guerre froide. Construit dans l'urgence pour doter les forces soviétiques d'un chasseur à hautes performances et destiné au combat à haute-altitude, le MiG-1 se révèle très difficile à piloter en raison d'un manque de stabilité longitudinale. Pour autant, il est construit en série, à près de 100 exemplaires. Les débuts au combat de l'avion montrèrent que ses spécificités n'étaient pas adaptés aux combats aériens à des altitudes bien inférieures à celles pour lesquelles il avait été conçu. Un successeur, le MiG-3 est donc extrapolé du MiG-1 mais lequel reste spécialisé à la haute-altitude en raison de l'impossibilité de le transformer en avion plus polyvalent. Le MiG-3 est malgré tout lui aussi produit en grande série et aligné dans l'attente de nouveaux chasseurs comme les Yak-1. Le manque de moteurs Mikouline AM 35 dont il est équipé sonne le glas de la production du MiG-3 dont des exemplaires resteront en service jusqu'à la fin des hostilités, à la faveur de la cannibalisation du parc. Les lignes particulièrement belles du MiG-1/3 et sa position de premier MiG en ont fait un avion de légende auquel une monographie de référence faisait défaut. L'ouvrage proposé par Mushroom est complet, bien illustré de photos et plans de quasiment toutes les versions et prototypes. De plus les très nombreux profils et le photoscope bien détaillé en font une documentation de choix pour les maquettistes.
  • Hyperscale.com • 2013-09-28
    By Glen Porter The Mikoyan Gurevich bureau, MiG, is probably the best known of all the Soviet aircraft manufacturers. This newest book from Mushroom Model Publications details the development and fighting history of the first of that bureau's fighter aircraft, the MiG-1, and the MiG-3 that was developed from it. The first eight chapters covers the development from the K-project through the I-200, MiG-1, MiG-3 and later developments like the I-230 and I-231. Also among these chapters, are numerous photos of the aircraft plus 1/72nd scale plans. This is followed by four chapters covering the wartime history from Operation Barbarossa through summer and autumn 1941, winter 41/42 and after the spring of 1943. Again there are many photos from this period. We then get into the colour profiles which include a massive 102 colour artworks showing the standard and non-standard schemes from various periods, summer and winter plus several profiles of aircraft captured by the enemy and put into use. Next come detail photos with sub-sections covering engine, armament, canopy, cockpit, fuselage, tail, wing and undercarriage. Most are colour shots of restored aircraft with some black and white period photos plus line drawings to illustrate the subjects. Last but not least, there are three pages of text and photos of all the preserved aircraft known to exist. I have by now reviewed quite a few of these Mushroom books and every new title seems to be better than the one before. I just wonder how much better they can get, and really look forward to seeing what interesting subjects they will come up with next. Highly Recommended to all modellers and historians alike.
  • CyberModeler Online • 2013-09-28
    By Ray Mehlberger The book is in a 9” x 6 ½” soft-cover format. This is the usual size that MMP uses for this series of aircraft books. The book is 160 pages in length. This new book by Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is the illustrated story of the MiG-1 and 3 – the first designs to bear the “signature” of Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan and Mikhail Iossipovich Gurevich, who made MiG a worldwide name. Even today, after the death of both men, the designation MiG is used for the quintessential Russian fighters. The name “MiG” is synonymous with Soviet/Russian fighter aircraft, and this latest book from MMP describes the first fighter developed by the MiG Bureau. Designed as a fast, high-altitude interceptor, the MiG-1 (and the MiG-3 developed from it) was the first of the new “Frontal Fighters” to be delivered to the Soviet Air Force. As with other Soviet aircraft, production was rapidly moved east of the Urals in 1941 after the German attack on Russia, but in the case of the MiG-3 production it soon ceased, due to the demand for IL-2 “Shturmoviks” which used a similar engine. Often written off as a failure, the MiG-3 was actually a very effective warplane, and survived in service until as late as 1944. In the book, the design and development of the MiG-1 and –3 is described in detail, including descriptions and illustrations of subsequent MiG designs based on the MiG-3. The color illustrations cover many camouflage variations seen in service on all fronts, plus illustrations of captured MiGs in Luftwaffe and Romanian colors. In 1940, the MiG-1 was an innovative and ground-breaking radical aircraft: a small, slim, low-wing monoplane with a powerful but heavy engine. It was difficult to fly, but it was the foundation upon which the MiG Bureau made their first steps into designing the best Soviet Fighters. The book contains the MiG-3’s full history, covering the initial problems which had to be overcome, and how, from 1941 to 1943, the fighter fulfilled its potential in combat, being equal to all adversaries. This work on the first new Soviet fighter of WWII features: scale plans as 1/72nd line drawings (9 of them), 5 smaller scale line drawings, drawings from technical manuals and walk around black and white photos of different parts of the MiG-1 and 3 (74 in all), superb color illustrations of camouflage and markings (87 of these, some are 2-views),walk-around photos of surviving aircraft in museums, rare black and white photos from WWII (123 of these). This is highly detailed look at an overlooked and underestimated WWII aircraft. It will be of interest to historians, aircraft enthusiasts and modelers.

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