Kagero | The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3

Reviewed by Kevin Williams

Publisher: Kagero
Author(s): Dariusz Paduch
Publishing Date: 2022
ISBN: 978-83-66673-71-7 (Softcover)
Pages: 70+

This volume (Vol. I) from Kagero (somewhat typical of the entire Monograph series), is predominantly the lead-up to the design and operation of the MiG-3 (and MiG-1), an aircraft that set the pace for a long line of fine Mikoyan fighter designs to follow. Honing in on mostly developmental history and various design philosophies, rather than specifically the MiG-3 itself, is nonetheless an excellent choice for those that may be interested in adding some nice historical Mikoyan reference to the ol' book collection, as I most certainly will be doing. Vol. II, I assume, will probably delve more into the "meat and potatoes" of the MiG-3 itself, and I very anxiously look forward to that volume.

The artwork that is provided, is limited to several very nice color profiles of the MiG (a hallmark of Kagero books in general), and is appreciated by this author.

Obviously, kits are available in our scale, of the MiG-3 (Trumpeter), so building a representative one, as seen in this book, should prove very doable.

Photo/Illustration samples

As is clearly evident, the photos are generally quite acceptable.

For any and all fans of legacy Mikoyan designs, this volume seems to have a little of everything.


This book, being Volume I, promises yet more neat coverage in the subsequent volume, most likely regarding the MiG-3 "in action" and on the ground in volume II.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at over 70 pages of Mikoyan history, there's bound to be a place for it in your library.

My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Thanks a ton to Casemate, it's a truly awesome piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for Mikoyan fighter aircraft.

© Kevin Williams 2022

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This review was published on Sunday, May 01 2022; Last modified on Wednesday, August 03 2022