Category MiG-3

MiG-3 – Introduction

The MiG-3 was one of the first aircraft I ever wanted to model. Unfortunately I did not have the skills back then. Time has now come to start modelling this amazing Russian fighter plane.

Specifications

Crew: One
Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
Wingspan: 10.20 m (33 ft 5 in)
Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 9⅞ in)
Wing area: 17.44 m² (188 ft²)
Airfoil: Clark YH
Empty weight: 2,699 kg (5,965 lb)
Loaded weight: 3,355 kg
Powerplant: 1 × Mikulin AM-35A liquid-cooled V-12
Maximum speed: 640 km/h at 7,800 m
Maximum speed at sea level : 505 km/h
Combat range: 820 km
Service ceiling: 12,000 m
1 × 12.7 mm UBS machine gun
2 × 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns.
2 × 100 kg (220 lb) bombs, 2 spray containers for chemicals, gas or flammable liquids or 6 × 82 mm RS-82 rockets

MiG-3 – 3-Views

There are so many great 3-views available on the internet for the MiG-3. I have, however, found a great one in a Czech book, that I will be using.

MiG-3 – Model

The model is going to be to scale 1:5, or in other words:

Wing-span: 2.040 m
Length: 1.650 m

In other words, a pretty decent sized model.

I will be using the “For Russia” winter camouflage paint scheme as shown in the picture.

MiG-3 – Initial CAD work

First thing is to import the 3-views into Alibre CAD and scale everything. I then normally make a “flat” 3D model, just to see how things look. Next, I will draw the fuselage formers and stick them onto this “3D crutch”.

 

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