altitude engine, one of the most powerful in the world at the time. Fighter use
had serious disadvantage - there were no opportunity to install cannon firing
through the shaft. As a result MiG-1 and
MiG-3 fighters were obviously underarmed.
It also was not good for low flying ground attackers -
there were no high altitude applications for this class of aircraft, and
on low altitude superchargers consumed too much power without much positive
|1350hp at takeoff|
1200hp at 6000m
||supercharged 12cyl l.c.