MIG – 3

Designed for high altitude combat, the Mig-3 was usually forced into roles which resulted in inferior performance. An excellent aircraft above 12,000 feet, its performance was seriously diminished at lower altitudes. According to one pilot, the Mig-3 flew like “a cow” below that altitude. It was a demanding plane to fly in any configuration, and it was relegated to defensive units fairly early in the war.

The museum’s Mig-3 is the only flying Mig-3 anywhere in the world.

Country: Russia

Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich

Engine: Mikulin AM35-A

Horsepower: 1350 hp

Max Speed: 398 mph

Empty Weight: 5,965 lbs

Max Weight: 7,415 lbs

Ceiling: 39,400 feet

Crew: One

Armament: 1 x 12.7 mm MG, 2 x 7.62 mm MGs, 2 x 200 lbs bombs

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457

About Us

Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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