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De Agostini WWII Fighters DAWF99
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 Diecast Model
Soviet Air Force 12th IAP, Moscow, USSR, 1942

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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De Agostini WWII Fighters

The De Agostini "WWII Fighters" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of World War II military aircraft in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

De Agostini "WWII Fighters" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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