Mikoyan and the Konmsiya
It took until the end of the MiG OKB’s fifth decade and the start of the konversiya for the first real civil project to find its way to the design bureau’s drawing boards. This project was not initiated either by
Aeroflot or by a foreign airline. It was instead a purely homemade product searching out its own customers—or even partners. And it is not the only such project in the OKB’s files.