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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-5 / DIS-200


Assigned the Izdeliye (Product) designation T, the design of a DIS (Dalniy istrebitel soprovozhdenya), or long-range escort fighter, began in 1940, competing proposals being the Grushin Gr-1, Polikarpov TIS and Tairov Ta-3.

The MiG DIS-200 was designed initially for Charomskii M-30 or M-40 engines, but the non-availability of these led to installation of two 1400hp Mikulin AM-37 12-cylinder Vee-type engines in the first prototype. The first prototype had an armament of two 12.7mm BS and four 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns, plus one 23mm VYa cannon in a detachable ventral pod which could be replaced by a single 1000kg bomb or a torpedo.




Ground tests began on 15 May 1941, and the first flight took place before the end of the month. Series production of the DIS (as the MiG-5) was ordered, but cancelled shortly afterwards owing to lack of manufacturing capacity. Nonetheless, a second prototype, also referred to as the DIS-200, but assigned the Izdeliye designation IT, was flown in January 1942 with 1700hp Shvetsov M-82F 14-cylinder radials. This had an armament of four 7.62mm ShKAS and two 12.7mm BS machine guns and two 23mm VYa cannon, a maximum speed of 604km/h at 5000m, attaining that altitude within 6.3 min and having a range of 2500km. The primary VVS requirement at this stage of the conflict was short-range tactical aircraft, and further DIS development was discontinued.


First prototype
Engines: two 1400hp Mikulin AM-37 12-cylinder Vee
Max take-off weight: 8060 kg / 17769 lb
Empty weight: 6140 kg / 13536 lb
Wingspan: 15.10 m / 49 ft 6 in
Length: 10.87 m / 35 ft 8 in
Height: 3.40 m / 11 ft 2 in
Wing area: 38.90 sq.m / 418.72 sq ft
Max. speed: 610 km/h / 379 mph
Range: 2280 km / 1417 miles
Armament: two 12.7mm BS, four 7.62mm ShKAS machine guns
Hardpoint: one 23mm VYa cannon ventral pod, or 1000kg bomb, or torpedo.

Second prototype
Engines: 2 x 1700hp Shvetsov M-82F 14-cylinder radials
Armament: 4 x 7.62mm ShKAS, two 12.7mm BS machine guns, 2 x 23mm VYa cannon
Maximum speed: 604km/h at 5000m
Time to 5000m: 6.3 min
Range: 2500km


Mikoyan/Gurevich DIS (MiG-5)




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