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Easy Model Platinum Collection 37225
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 Display Model
Soviet Air Force, Aleksandr Pokryshkin, Russia, 1941

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3   4.5"   5.5"

The MiG-3 was ordered into production in December 1940. First deliveries of the new fighter to front line fighter squadrons occurred in April 1941. The MiG-3 remained in series production until the last week of December 1941, when it was discontinued due to the unfortunate unavailability of the AM-35A engine. Total MiG-3 production amounted to some 3120 aircraft, and 50 more were built from available parts during the first half of 1942. The MiG-3 remained in service almost to the end of the war; wrecked aircraft were often cannibalized to keep others flying.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

Designed as an improvement upon the largely defective MiG-1 prototype, the MiG-3 was first flown on October 29, 1940. By 1941 nearly 1,000 MiG-3s were in service with the Soviet Union, but the aircraft's overall performance proved to be a disappointment. Designed for high-altitude dogfighting, the MiG-3 rarely encountered ideal conditions over the Eastern Front, where it was outclassed by the German Bf 109. Although the MiG-3 was not well regarded, several Soviet aces were able to exploit its hidden advantages—the third leading Soviet ace of WWII, Aleksandr Pokryshkin claimed a number of his 53 official air victories in a MiG-3.

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Easy Model Platinum Collection

The Easy Model "Platinum Collection" range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same "heft" as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to "flesh out" their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.

Easy Model "Platinum Collection" display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Spinning propellers.
  • Authentic ordnance loads.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.

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