MiG-8, A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich

24k and 20k variants of the MiG-8 from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.243;
It
was very un-MiG like. Light high-wing canard monoplane with pusher propeller, built of wood with fabric cover, built to study behavior of the swept wing at low speed.
Aircraft was flown in two variants, differed by location of rudders (see pictures). Test pilots A.I.Zhukov and A.N.Grinchik flew it the end of 1945. Amazingly, it performed well without any modifications - quite unusual for canard scheme.
It was also tried as liaison aircraft, but there already some available (OKA-38/Sys).
24k drawing (by I.G.Soultanov) at "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.243
References:
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.2 p.242-244;
    Related WEB Links:
  • MiG-8 at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • MiG-8, Mikoyan-Gurevich at Emmanuel Gustin Index
  • Technical data
    Type MiG-8
    Function Experimental
    Liaison
    Year 1945
    Crew 1+2
    Engines 1*110hp M-11VM
    Length 7.00m
    Wingspan 9.5m
    Wing area 15.0m2
    Speed at 0m 205km/h
    Modified October 21, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;
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