April 27, 2008 at 9:58 pm | Posted in aeroplane, jet | Leave a comment

The MiG-15 was an unpleasant surprise to the West when it appeared over Korea. It had serious shortcomings in handling, equipment and armament, but its performance was superior to that of any Western fighter. The configuration, with the high-set swept wing, high tailplane and nose intake may have been inspired by the German Ta-183 design; the engine was a copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene. ‘Midget’ was the trainer version. The MiG-15 is the most built jet fighter, with over 18000 produced.
Type: MiG-15bis
Function: fighter
Year: 1948 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 2700kg Klimov VK-1
Wing Span: 10.08m Length: 10.86m Height: 3.70m Wing Area: 20.60m2
Empty Weight: 3681kg Max.Weight: 6045kg
Speed: 1075km/h Ceiling: 15500m Range: 1860km
Armament: 1*g37mm 2*g23mm 500kg


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