What Are Some Examples of Russian Fighter Jet Models?

What Are Some Examples of Russian Fighter Jet Models?

What Are Some Examples of Russian Fighter Jet Models?

Examples of Russian fighter jet models include the MIG-1, MIG-15 and the MIG-29 FULCRUM. As of 2015, fifth-generation Russian fighter jet models include the Sukhoi PAK FA and the Mikoyan LMFS.

The MIG-1 was developed in 1941 by the Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau to serve as a high altitude interceptor jet. Later MIG models more heavily emphasized lower altitude combat; although, exceptions, such as the MIG-25, also doubled as reconnaissance aircraft and could reach altitudes of more than 70,000 feet. The MIG-15, a single engine interceptor, featured heavily in the Korean War, was one of the first models to finally correct technological hindrances of previous lines. Fifth-generation Russian fighter jets, in contrast to previous models, employ stealth capabilities and are designed to serve multiple roles in combat.