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.

MiG-15UTISample 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.

Jay Curtiss

All images- Jay Curtiss Text- Wikipedia