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Birthday of Artem Mikoyan
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On 5th of August 1905 Artem Mikoyan  - famous soviet aircraft designer  was born.

From 4pm GMT (9am PDT) August 5th to 4pm GMT (9am PDT) August 6th


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Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, born 5th August 1905, was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft. Born in Sanahin, then in the Russian Armenia portion of the Russian Empire, he completed his basic education and took a job as a machine-tool operator in Rostov, then worked in the "Dynamo" factory in Moscow before being conscripted into the military.

After his military service, he joined the Zukovsky Air Force Academy, where he created his first plane, graduating in 1937. He worked with Polikarpov before being named head of a new aircraft design bureau in Moscow in December 1939.Together with Gurevich, Mikoyan formed the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau, producing a series of fighter aircraft. The MiG-1 proved to be a poor start, the MiG-3 was misused and the MiG-5, MiG-7 and MiG-8 Utka were effectively research prototypes. The MiG-9 was later produced but suffered from an unreliable engine and control problems. Eventually, incorporating reverse engineered Rolls-Royce Nene centrifugal-flow jet engine from the British, The MiG 15 was born, it first flew on the 31st of December 1948. Over 18,000 MiG-15s were eventually manufactured.

 Artem Died on the 9th of December 1970.                                                                                        .




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