Top 10 Russian MiG Fighters

No 8. MiG-19 “Farmer”

Introduced 1953
Units built 2,100+
Role Fighter
Max Speed 909 mph
Range 1,375 mi
Service ceiling 57,400 ft
Thrust to weight ratio 0.86

Known as the farmer, this was the first Soviet aircraft capable of supersonic speeds during level flights. Its American counterpart would be the F-100 Super Sabre. Notably, the MiG-19 was seen in action during the Vietnamese War, Indo-Pak war of 1971 and during the Civil war in Yemen in early 1960s. To date, there have 22 variants of this fighter jet.


No 7. MiG-21 “Fishbed” and “Mongol”

Introduced 1959
Units built 11,000+
Role Fighter
Max Speed 1,385 – 1,468 mph (depending on the variant type)
Range 751 – 1,073 mi (depending on the variant type)
Service ceiling 58,400 – 62,335 ft (depending on the variant type)

Nicknamed “balalaika”, the MiG-21 is the most-produced supersonic aircraft in history. Over 50 countries have flown the MiG-21. With over 21 variants, it is the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War.


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