|Engines||1*2270kg VK-1 (RD-45F??)|
1420km with underwing tanks
The MiG-15 was an unpleasant surprise to the West when it appeared over Korea. Its performance was superior to that of any Western fighter, despite some shortcomings in handling, equipment and armament. On other hand, cannons could be rearmed by one person in some 15 minutes. Blast of 3 cannons was much more destructive than one of any opposing aircraft.
Aircraft is not critical to the airfield quality. It was so easy to get out of spin, that pilots used spin as a standard maneuver to get out of unpleasant situation. I read interview with Korean War Veteran (Soviet pilot) who had guts do down 3 Sabres while in spin - they followed him and were unaware to be caught into gun sight... (article was in 'Krylia Rodiny' magazine).
The engine was a license built copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene.
The MiG-15 is the most built jet fighter, with over 18000 produced. Albania, Cuba and Romania still operate single-seat fighter;
|MiG-15bis-ISh (Istrebitel' - Shturmovik, Fighter-Attacker) (34k) from Collection by Paul Nann;|
|MiG-15UTI (33k) trainer from Collection by Paul Nann; 2-seat trainers are in service with about 20 countries.|
|Modified February 13, 1997||Back to|