MiG-13/I-250/N A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich

32k b/w from "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.240;

A small all-metal mixed-power fighter with a piston engine in the nose and a VRDK 'booster' in the tail. VRDK was basically a jet engine with a compressor driven by the Klimov engine. It had variable exaust nozzle. Joined power of both engines was up to 2800hp (at 7000m).
It was very well armed - 3 B-20 cannons provided salvo of 3.84 kg/sec. One of cannons was installed to fire through the spinner, two others - on the engine sides, syncronized.
First flight was performed on March 3, 1945. In March-May I-250 passed first test program.
50 (or less than 20?) built, and in service until 1950 with USSR Navy (Baltic and Polar fleet);

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.241;
  • More Links :
  • I-250(N) at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • MiG-13 at The Jet Genesis
  • MiG-13, Mikoyan-Gurevich
  • I-250(N), Mikoyan-Gurevich
  • Technical information
    Type /I-250/N MiG-13/N
    Function fighter
    Year 1945 1947
    Crew 1 1
    Engines 1*1500/1650hp Klimov VK-107A(R?)
    1*300kg Khalshchevnikov VRDK
    Length 8.18 m 8.20 m
    Wing Span 9.5 m 9.5 m
    Wing Area 15.0 m2 15.0 m2
    Empty Weight 2935kg 3028kg
    Loaded Weight 3680kg 3931kg
    Wing load 245 kg/m2 262 kg/m2
    Power load 2.23 kg/hp 2.38 kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 670 km/h ?
    Speed at 7800m 825 km/h ?
    Speed without VRDK ? 600 km/h
    Climb to 5000m 4.6 min ?
    Ceiling 11900 m ?
    Range 1380km 1818km
    Guns 3*20mm B-20
    Modified October 14, 1997
    by Alexandre Savine;