Ye-1, A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich

Single-seat jet fighter design. In the beginning of 1954 the MiG OKB was occupied with the design of a relatively light interceptor fighter capable for Mach 2 at altitudes of up to 20,000m.

At that time there was still examination whether a thin, sharply swept wing or a pure delta layout would be of more advantage and additionally it was desired to adopt a tailplane with a thin aerofoil. This led within the OKB to the decision to construct simultaneously test-beds for both wing layouts.

First prototype to be finished was swept-wing one. Originally intended for the AM-5A engine, it was designated Ye-1 (E-1). But during the design stage more powerful afterburning AM-9B became available. Airframe was modified to accommodate the new engine, and aircraft materialized as Ye-2.

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