MIG-9 is considered to be one of the worst jets in War Thunder. Not really popular and it doesn't have much to offer. Couple of days ago I was flying it with a friend of mine who happens to be a great teamplayer. We were slow, outmatched by US Sabres and Panthers and in many cases outnumbered. So we decided to make it work. Flew our jets to the best of our abilities and tried to communicate with each other by using in-game call outs. By the time I finished fully upgrading it, my record was 97-28. Most deaths came from either crashing or getting hit by tailgunners from AI B17s. About 30% of deaths were from the players. Here is a short breakdown on MIG-9 being outclassed: Me163 - Spitfire with a rocket, enough said He162 - better turner, same acceleration without WEP and way better with WEP Sabre A5 - way faster, better at everything MIG15 - well, its a MIG15 Jap Sabre - its still a fucking Sabre Now the only jet which fairly matches MIG-9 is ME262 and with our luck, we haven't seen many of them. The only positives that MIG has are its stability at stalling speeds, great combat flaps which don't fall off at higher speeds and a decent rollrate. Now, this jet can only dive up to little over 1000kph, sustain well while flying it in a straight line and good energy retention in a zoomclimb, which makes it a great boom-n-zoomer, but you have to be very careful because of its top speed. In every single flyout we had to take max fuel - 41 minutes, climb into space and wait for 163s to fuck themselves up. That worked 100% of the time, 10 minutes into the game we would slowly start dropping altitude and look for things to kill. Do dives on B17s as bait and wait for enemies to chase after us. All in all, it was a great experience, lots of fun, and most importantly, few of my friends were raging at me for shooting them down with a crappy jet., which fully upgraded is actually not that bad. So few days later, I started seeing a lot more MIG9s in the game, people saying things like "oh its Nraged and Lance in their fucking MIGs again" and "stop fucking diving on us from space". This was be the best grind of upgrades and now my Long Wing Meteor is next!!! Another gimpy jet vs MIGs and Sabres! Wish me luck!