MiG-15 (21k) from Ned Avejic
The MiG-15 was an unpleasant surprise to the West when it appeared over Korea. Its
performance was superior to that of any Western fighter, despite some shortcomings in handling, equipment and armament.
On other hand, cannons could be rearmed by one person in some 15 minutes. Blast of 3 cannons was much more destructive
than one of any opposing aircraft.
Aircraft is not critical to airfield. It was so easy to get out of spin, that pilots used spin as a standard maneuver to
get out of unpleasant situation. I read interview with Korean War Veteran (Soviet pilot) who had guts do down 3 Sabres while
in spin - they followed him and were unaware to be caught into gun sight... (article was in 'Krylia Rodiny' magazine).
The engine was a license built copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene.
The MiG-15 is the most built jet fighter, with over 18000 produced. Albania, Cuba and Romania still operate single-seat
SP-1 - all-weather version;
SU - ground-attack derivative;
||MiG-15UTI (33k) trainer from Collection by
Paul Nann; 2-seat trainers are in service with about 20 countries.
MiG-15UTI at Finland;
Virtual Aircraft Museum
MiG-15 Page based at
United States Air Force Museum ;
DOO Flightsimulator page by Oleg Devjatkin;
Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-15 UTI
(25k) MiG-15 in flight;
MiG-15UTI trainer (52k), at Hermeskeil Museum, by Paul Nann;