Manufacturer: MIKOYAN

Model: MiG-112

Name: (NATO: Fickle)


Date: 1969

Status: Experimental

Country: Soviet Union

Service: Soviet Air Force

Designation: MiG-112


The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-112 "Fickle" (dubbed "Fickle Sickle" by Western observers) was of course a midget version of the classic MiG-21 "Fishbed".


I used a regular MiG-21 which I shortened in various places. I used a different picture for the foreground, another picture for the background, and yet another picture for the sky. The cockpit is from a MiG-29 Flanker... Finally I had to recreate a shadow on the ground, probably the part that I'm least satisfied with. Also, even if I'm quite conversant with U.S. projects and designations, I'm much less of an expert on Soviet aircraft. Hence the totally inconsistent "MiG-122" designation...

Viewers' comments:
  • "A small Fishbed? Shouldn't that be a Fishcouch?" (PR19_Kit)
  • "I am really satisfied, delighted, by this delicious egg-plane... And I do appreciate very much your skills inventing the landscape pixels where the long fuselage was... Many admirative congratulations. (Tophe)
  • "Your aircraft certainly belongs to the MiG-21 family." (redstar72)


My comments:

Flyable, probably... but what for? There is no reason why an OKB like MiG would have built a dwarfed "Fishbed", even in prototype form, since this configuration has no apparent advantage over the regular fighter... Or maybe for small airfields with short runways? For midget pilots? For shorter, faster missions? Nah!