The MiG 1.44 (NATO reporting name: "Flatpack") is an Russian test aircraft for an air superiority Fighter of the MFI project. It is a twin engine, canard winged fighter aircraft with thrust vectoring to boost the agility. However it lost against the Su-47 which was evolved into the PAK-FA.
DescriptionThe Project 1.44 was started in the 1980s, as first design requirements for a new fighter to succeed the Su-27 Flanker were made. The MFI project was, in some ways, based on the American F-22 Raptor, however the aircraft doesn't have any stealth abilities, due to a lack of knowledge . The MiG MFI had to be agile, fast and cheap as well as it had to be able to supercruise and it needed to have an advanced avionic suite to be effective in BVR combat.