Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15BIS Fagot

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Markings
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Air Force (North Korea), 1952
Designation
MiG-15BIS
Serial Number
822

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15BIS Fagot

The MiG-15 came as a great surprise to the Western nations when they first encountered it during the Korean War. It was much more advanced and capable than the West had believed and proved to be more than a match for virtually all the Western fighters except for the F-86 Sabre. The MiG-15s engine was a direct copy of the British designed Rolls-Royce Nene engine, samples of which had been bought from England in 1946. The Fagot first flew in 1948. A total of 16,085 MiG-15 were built in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and China as well as in Russia. In all 38 different countries used the aircraft.

Specifications
Wingspan 33 ft 1 in
Length 33 ft 1 in
Height 12 ft 2 in
Weight 11,120 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 649 mph
Service Ceiling 50,853 ft
Range 1,228 miles
Engines 1 Klimov Vk-1 turbojet 7,452 lbs thrust
Crew 1