MiG-9

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MiG-9
mig-9.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.3/7.7BR
1 personCrew
3.5 tEmpty weight
5.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
13 500 mCeiling
sec29.0/29.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х Klimov RD-20A-2Engine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 020 km/hStructural
380 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm N-37D cannonWeapon 1
40 roundsAmmunition
401 shots/minFire rate
2 х 23 mm NS-23 cannonWeapon 2
160 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
86 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
350 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 150 / 7 761/9 050 / 11 421/2 200 / 2 776Repair
100 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
350 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 500 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.90 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Russian jet fighter MiG-9. For the later version, see MiG-9 (l).

Description

GarageImage MiG-9.jpg


The MiG-9 is a rank V Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/SB) and 7.3 (RB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
868 840 13 500 30.3 31.1 17.7 16.6 895
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 13 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 895

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
1 020 380 480 ~11 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 550 < 600 < 720 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 800 kgf N/A

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The MiG-9 is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon, nose-mounted (40 rpg)
  • 2 x 23 mm NS-23 cannons, chin-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)

Usage in battles

Boom and Zoom is the key to success with the MiG-9. However, try to make at least one kilometer in distance after a Boom n' Zoom to turn. Very bad turn rate could lead to easy retaliation.

After taking off, side climb. Start with a shallow climb around 9 degrees. When reaching an optimal speed of 400~500 km/h, increase the degree of climb to around 15 degrees.

Maintain a speed at least 400 km/h to ensure enough energy to perform desperate maneuvers or turning.

When in doubt, dive! Accelerate and try to escape the pursuer.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Compressor Offensive 23 mm
II Airframe New 23 mm cannons
III Wings repair Offensive 37 mm
IV Engine Cover New 37 mm cannons

*Highly recommended to research Flight Performance modules first. The Engine upgrade significantly improves the quality of the plane.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Somewhat powerful armament
  • Can have matches with propeller planes
  • Somewhat cheap initial repair cost
  • Very open cockpit
  • Engines do not overheat at 100% throttle

Cons:

  • Two different trajectories for both guns
  • Limited ammunition of 160 (NS-23) and 40 (N-37D)
  • No access to bombs or other payload
  • Underwhelming acceleration
  • Unimpressive climb-rate
  • Seems to lock up at high speeds around 800 km/h
  • Loses a lot of speed during turns
  • Very bad turn rate that even some jet bombers turn better
  • Is not a good jet for beginners (hard to use due to its weapons and flight characteristics)

History

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In-game description

An all-metal, single-seat cantilever monoplane with two turbojet engines, mid-mounted wings, and retractable tricycle landing gear.

It was clear by the end of World War II that the piston-engine-and-propeller combo had reached the limit of its potential. Soon it would be necessary to switch to new engine types.

Jet aviation in the USSR changed for the better at the very end of the war when captured German turbojet engines, particularly the BMW-003, arrived in the Soviet Union. The aforementioned engine was studied in the shortest time possible, and a Soviet copy, the RD-20, was launched into mass production.

In the end of 1945, the Mikoyan Design Bureau began the development of a jet fighter with two BMW-003 engines (producing 800 kg of thrust). On 24 April 1946, test pilot A.N. Grinchik first flew the prototype I-300 (F-1), the first Soviet fighter with a turbojet engine. The plane reached a speed of 920 km/h and had powerful armament: a 57mm N-57 cannon and two 23mm NS-23 cannons.

In 1946, the I-300 began full-scale production and was accepted for service with the Air Force under the designation of MiG-9 (Product FS). Before producing it on a full-scale basis, the designers of the Mikoyan Design Bureau reworked the fighter's construction (particularly its fuselage) from scratch to adapt it to production in large quantities.

The power unit of production MiG-9s consisted of two RD-20 turbojet engines producing 800 kg of thrust apiece. At first, planes of this model had RD-20A-1 engines, with a service life of 10 hours. Actually, these engines were captured BMW-003s, reassembled in the USSR. Subsequently, MiG-9s featured only Soviet-produced turbojet engines: the RD-20A-2, with a service life of 25 and 50 hours, and later the RD-20B, with a service life of 75 hours.

The armament of the production planes differed from that of the prototypes. The MiG-9 (Product FS) had one 37mm Nudelman N-37 cannon with 40 rounds and two 23mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-23K cannons with 80 rounds each.

In 1947, it was decided to equip the MiG-9 with RD-21 uprated engines producing 1,000 kg of thrust. The engine was uprated due to increased gas temperature and turbine revolutions.

A prototype I-307 (Product FF) aircraft was built and tested with these engines in 1947. The testing showed that the I-307 had higher flight characteristics than production MiG-9s. The I-307 remained a prototype, since in March 1948 a decision was made to start the full-scale production of the more advanced MiG-15.

The last production aircraft were handed over to the Air Force in December 1948, and in factories they were supplanted by a new plane from the Mikoyan Design Bureau, the MiG-15. A total of 602 MiG-9 fighters were produced.

The MiG-9 was the beginning of the jet MiG's history. The success of the MiG-15 fighter all over the world would have been impossible without the experience gained in the processes of design, building, testing, mass production, and operation of the first Soviet jet fighter, the MiG-9.

As new fighters were received by the Air Force, some MiG-9s would be delivered to China. These planes became the first jet fighters of the People's Liberation Army Air Force of China.

Media

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See also

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External links

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USSR jet aircraft
Yakovlev  Yak-15 · Yak-15P · Yak-17 · Yak-23 · Yak-30
Mikoyan-Gurevich  MiG-9 · MiG-9 Late · MiG-15bis · MiG-15 · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17 · MiG-19PT
Lavochkin  La-174 · La-15 · La-200
Ilyushin  IL-28 · IL-28Sh
Tupolev  Tu-14T