Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI Fagot

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Mikoyan-Gurevich
Markings
Polish People’s Republic Air Force, circa 1960
Designation
MiG-15UTI
Serial Number
38

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI 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 most 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. The MiG-15UTI is the two-seat trainer version of the Fagot. In Poland many of them were rebuilt from earlier single-seat fighters.

Specifications
Wingspan 33 ft 1 in
Length 32 ft 11 in
Height 11 ft 2 in
Weight 10,670 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 635 mph
Service Ceiling 48,000 ft
Range 875 miles
Engines 1 Lis-2 turbojet 5,291 lbs thrust
Crew 2