In its heyday, MiG was looked upon with respect by allies and enemies alike. This Russian company was capable of designing and producing some of the world's most powerful warplanes. In the middle of the Cold War, they gave the USSR some edge – and Nato a lot of trouble.
Check out this video to see some of its most iconic designs.
On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, BBC Future is running a video series about the influence of the Soviet Union in science and technology.
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Video by Howard Timberlake and Jose Luis Penarredonda.
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