Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

ICAO aircraft code MiG-15
Manufacturer Mikoyan Gurevich
Country Russia

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
MiG-15
Manufacturer
Mikoyan Gurevich
Manufactured
1947 - 1954
Country
Russia

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Klimov VK-1
Jet
Power:
6,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
598 Kts
1,107 Km/h
Travel range:
1,360 Nm
2,519 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
50,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
10080 feet / minute
51.21meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
6,106 Kg
13,461 lbs
Max Payload:
1,363 Kg
3,005 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
380 gallon
1,438 liter

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About the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In combat over Korea, it outclassed straight-winged jet day fighters, which were largely relegated to ground-attack roles, and quickly countered the similar American swept-wing North American F-86 Sabre.

When refined into the more advanced MiG-17, the basic design would again surprise the West when it proved effective against supersonic fighters such as the Republic F-105 Thunderchief and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in the Vietnam War of the 1960s.

The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most produced jet aircraft with more than 13,000 manufactured. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to almost 18,000. The MiG-15 remains in service with the Korean People’s Army Air Force as an advanced trainer.

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