This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- Created in tough times by one of the world’s leading design firms.
- Flight tested extensively but never meant for production.
- A product of 1945, designed during the last months of World War II.
- The design pioneered the swept wings of some of the first fighter jets.
- A true canard configuration, a plan form later adopted by Burt Rutan.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
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It is a Russian experimental aircraft used mainly for VIP transportation, not widely manufactured.
Have forgotten the designers name and type number.
Ah… it’s Russian!!
And you won’t believe it, but it is a MiG….
The designation was MiG-8 and it was named ‘Utka’, which is Russian for “Duck”.
A copy of the Focke-Wulf Ente built in 1930.
MiG 8 Utka(duck). Built as a test bed for the triangular canard, it became a company hack that the pilots enjoyed flying.
Yes, the Russian Duck — the MiG-8.