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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-5 (or DIS) was a unique MiG plane designed in 1941, but was cancelled in 1943 due to poor performance. Two prototypes were built. The "DIS" part is used for the prototypes, while the term "MiG-5" was used for the planned production form.


Designed as a single seat long range fighter, the MiG-5 was proposed in competition with the Grushin Gr-1, the Polikarpov TIS and the Tairov Ta-3, with development beginning in 1940. Originally designed for Charomskii M-30 or M-40 engines, the first prototype was fitted with a pair of AM-37s. Ground tests began on 15th May 1941, with the first flight taking place before the end of the month. Armed with a pair of 12.7 mm BS and four 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, supplemented by a ventral pod containing either a 23 mm VYa cannon, a 2,205 lb (1,000 kg) bomb or a torpedo, the first prototype was followed by a second aircraft flown in January 1942. This had Shvetsov M-82F radials, and armament of two 12.7 mm BS, four 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns and two 23 mm VYa cannon. Development was discontinued due to a change in the primary requirement of the VVS, with a priority need for short range tactical aircraft.[1]


(First prototype)

  • Length: 11.2 m
  • Wingspan: 15.3 m
  • Wing Area: 38.9 m
  • Maximum Speed: 379 mph (610 km/h) at 22,310 ft (6,800 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 5.5 min to 16,405 ft (5,000 m)
  • Range: 1,417 miles (2,280 km)

(Second prototype, where details differ from first prototype)

  • Maximum Speed: 375 mph (604 km/h) at 16,405 ft 5,000 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 6.3 min to 16,405 ft (5,000 m)
  • Range: 1,553 miles (2,500 km)[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Salamander Books. 2001. ISBN 0 84065 269 1 Page 386}}