SBLim-2 at Cavanaugh
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all enemy fighters. The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17 which would oppose American fighters over Vietnam in the 1960s. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most numerous jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built. Licensed foreign production perhaps raised the total to over 18,000. The Mig-15 is often mentioned along with the F-86 Sabre in lists of the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War and in comparison with fighters of other eras.
Sample machine presented here is the Polish manufactured two seat version UTI/SBLim-2 preserved and displayed at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, USA.
span- 10.08 m, overall lenght- 10.11 m, fuselage lenght- 8.08 m, height- 3.7 m, wheel track- 3.81 m, wheel base- 3.17 m, wing area 20.6 sq/m, empty weight- 3724 kg, take off weight- 4850 kg, take off weight with two 300 liter auxiliary tanks- 5400 kg, fuel- 900 kg, pay load- 1588 kg, max speed- 1015 km/h at 3000 m/ 720 km/h at 13000 m, climb to 3000 m- 1.5 min/ to 5000 m in 2.6 min/ to 10000 m in 6.8 min, top ceiling- 14625 m, landing speed- 172 km/h, combat range- 680 km at 5000 m/ 950 km at 10000 m/ with two 300 liter auxiliary tanks, 1054 km at 5000 m/ 1500 km at 10000 m, take off run- 510 m, landing run- 740 m.
All images- Jay Curtiss Text- Wikipedia