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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot/Midget)
Technical Information

Background
Built by Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (МиГ-15) was developed by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. First flight December 30, 1947. This aircraft had a K-1 ejection seat, with a 37mm shell beneth the pilot's seat to eject him from the aircraft. The MiG-15 had a World War II era gunsite. The MiG-15bis model had air breaks. The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the MiG-17.

Korean War
One of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame during the Korean War over North Korea.

Codename
The MiG-15 was codenamed "Fagot" by NATO and the USAF.
The MiG-15UTI two seat trainer version was code named "Midget".

Production
The MiG-15 is believed to have been the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built and licensed built foreign production of roughly 6,000 more.

Technical Details
MiG-15bis
Crew  One (Pilot)
Engines  1 × Klimov VK-1 turbojet, 26.5 kN (5,950 lbs)
Span  10.1 m (33 ft 1 in)
Length  10.1 m (33 ft 2 in)
Height  3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
Maximum Speed  668 mph
Range  815 miles or 1,230 miles with external drop tanks
Armament  2 x NR-23 23mm cannons in lower left fuselage (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)
1 x Nudelman N-37 37 mm cannon in lower right fuselage (40 rounds total)
Underwing Hardpoints  2 x 220 lb bombs, unguided rockets or drop tanks
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