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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (МиГ-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, that achieved fame during the Korean War flying over North Korea.

Codename
The MiG-15 was codenamed "Fagot" by NATO and the U. S. Air Force (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 produced with over 12,000 built in the Soviet Union plus roughly 6,000 more licensed built foreign production.

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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