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MIG-15bis Soviet Air Force, 1951
General Background
The MiG-15 (NATO name Fagot) was designed from information and technology gathered from captured WWII Germans. The main features of the Mig-15 were its simplicity and swept wings. The MiG-15bis was an improved single-seat fighter with better cannon, fuel capacity, avionics and a Klimov turbojet engine developed using an unlicensed Rolls-Royce Nene engine. All this was put in a strengthened airframe. The Allies were completely surprised when the Mig-15 arrived in Korea and quickly brought about the development of the F-86 Sabre.
The Aircraft
hough externally very similar to the MiG-15, the MiG-15bis was a much improved variant. Some Soviet units began using the MiG-15bis early in 1951, and by the middle of 1951 the Soviets began replacing all their MiG-15s flying over Korea with the MiG- 15bis. It is believed that MiG-15bis “White 384” was flown by Colonel Yevgeni Pepelyayev from an airbase in China. It is said he scored 19 kills with 14 of them being F-86 Sabres.
Specifications :
Country of origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich
Role: fighter/interceptor
Crew: 1 X pilot
Engine: 1 X 5,952 pound thrust Klimov VK-1 turbojet
Maximum Speed at Sea Level: 668mph (1,075km/hr)
Ceiling: 50,855ft.
Range: 1,156miles (1860km)
Emptyt: 8,115lbs. (3,681kg)
Max Takeoff: 13,327lbs. (6,045kg)
Wing Span: 33ft. 0.75in. (10,08m)
Length: 35ft. 7.5in. (10,86m)
Height: 12ft. 1.75in. (3,70m)
Armament: 1 X 37-mm N-37 cannon
2 X 23-mm NS-23 or NR-23 cannon
Up to 1,100 pounds of mixed stores on under-wing hard-points