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MiG-5 (IT, DIS-200)

Long Range Fighter (prototype)

Mikoyan, Gurevich

It was originally intended to power the second DIS prototype with M-40 diesel engines offering 1.500 hp each. Diesels would theoretically provide the DIS with a longer range than gasoline powered engines, due to their low fuel consumption, but the M-40 had a number of problems that delayed its development. For this reason, the second DIS prototype was equipped with two ASh-82 fourteen-cylinder two-row radial engines of 1,676 hp each.

This second prototype received the MiG Design Bureau designation 'IT' and the military designation DIS-200. The public designation 'MiG-5' was carried over from the first DIS.

Adoption of radial engines led to a redesign of the engine nacelles. In contrast to the DIS, the main wheel cover doors were enlarged and bulged. The DIS-200 was equipped with Hucks-type starter lugs on the propeller spinners.

Work on the DIS-200 started at Moscow-Khodinka. but when the State Aircraft Factory had to be evacuated, the unfinished DIS-200 was taken east to Kuibyshev. The DIS-200 took off for its maiden flight on 22 January 1942. The factory test program of the DIS-200 at Kazan came quickly to an end in 1942, when combat experience on the Eastern Front showed that there was no need for a long - range escort fighter. Most escort missions required for the Pe-2 and DB-3 bombers were of short duration and could be performed by the existing single-engine Lavochkin and Yakovlev fighters.

DIS-200 Specification
T IT
Crew 1
Dimensions
Length, m 11.2 12.14
Wing span, m 15.3 15.3
Wing area, m² 38.9 38.9
Height, m 3.84  
Weight
Loaded weight 8060 8000
Fuel 1920 1920
Powerplant
Engine 2 x AM-37 2 x M-82
power, hp 2 x 1400 2 x 1700
Performance
Speed, km/h maximum 670 604
at altitude, m 6800  
Time to level 5000 m, min 5.5 6.3
Service ceiling, m 10,900 9,800
Service range, km 2,280 2,500

References

  • "The history of designs of planes in USSR 1938-1950" /Vadim Shavrov/
  • "Planes of Stalin falcons" /Konstantin Kosminkov and Dmitriy Grinyuk/
  • "The Soviet planes" /Alexander Yakovlev/

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