MiG-15 “MIDGET”

Brief History

The MiG-15 is considered the 4th best fighter plane of all time, tied with its adversary of the Korean War, the F-86 Sabre. This aircraft was probably the largest produced aircraft since World War II. It was produced by the Soviet Union and its eastern block countries, as well as Communist China. Early on in the Korean War it overwhelming destroyed NATO forces air craft. However, as soon as the F-86 was put into service the MiG-15 lost its dominance with a loss ratio of 10 to 1.This is two seat version of the MiG-15.

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Description

Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich
Designation: MIG-15
Version:
Name: MIG-15
Nickname: Fagot
Type: Single seat fighter-interceptor

Dimensions

Fuselage Length: 33ft. 2in.
Wing Span: 33ft. 1in.
Height: 12ft. 2in.

Weights

Empty Weight: 7,900 lbs.
Max Takeoff Weight: 13,327 lbs.

Propulsion

Power Plant: 1 Klimov VK-1 turbojet
Horsepower: 5,952 lbs. thrust

Performance

Range: 745 miles – 1,225 with external wing tanks
Cruise Speed: 520 mph
Max. Speed: 668 mph
Ceiling: 50,850 ft.

Armament

2—23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons and 1 37 mm NL-37D cannon 2-220 lb bombs, drop tanks, or unguided rockets on under-wing hard-points