Technical data
Type I-310 (S)
Function Fighter Prototype
Year 1947
Crew 1
Engines 1*2270kg Nene-1 (S-1)
RD-45 (S-2)
Nene-2 (S-3)
Length 10.11m
Wingspan 10.08m
Wing area 20.6m2
Empty weight 3380kg
Loaded weight 4820kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 234
Speed at 0m 905km/h
Speed at 2600m 1042km/h
Landing Speed 160km/h
Landing Roll 765m
Takeoff Roll 725m
Turn time 40sec
Range 1395km
Flight Endurance 1h31min
Ceiling 15200m
5000m 2min18sec
10000m 7min06sec
Fuel 1245kg
Cannons 1*37mm NS-37
2*23mm NS-23

I-310 (S-1, S-2, S-3) by A.I.Mikoyan and M.I.Gurevich

Prototype of the MiG-15. Aircraft differed from the MiG-9 family by swept wing (with fences) and tail, exhaust tube extending to the very end of fuselage, single engine, airbrakes etc. I-310 (S) marked a new era in Soviet jet aircraft design.

First flight was performed by pilot V.N.Yuganov on December 30, 1947. Overall performance was satisfactory, but thrust losses were too hight. Fuselage was shortened, exhaust tube redesigned. Sweep angle of the tail surfaces was increased, together with changes in the wing construction.

Prototypes were presented for State Trials in May-July 1948.

The S-1 and S-2 were powered by Rolls-Royce Nene-1 and S-3 - by Nene-2.

Aircraft was in tight contest with Lavochkin La-15. Both aircraft were built in series and saw service, but the La-15 lost competition at last. Another fighter in the race was Yakovlev's Yak-30, which was little late (first flown on September 8, 1948) and failed to show advantages over other two.

None. First of the new line.

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.1 p.341-342;
  • "OKB MiG - a history of the design bureau and its aircraft" by Piotr Butowski and Jay Miller, p.60-63;
  • I-310, Mikoyan-Gurevich

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