Aircraft Profiles
Aircraft
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 - Part III
The MiG-15 was designed in 1948 by the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau as the I-310. It was an advanced swept-wing fighter, but there was no suitable jet engine to power it, until the pro left-wing British government authorised Rolls-Royce to give the Soviets the Nene engine. This was quickly copied and became the Klimov RD-45, and the renamed MiG-15 entered service in 1949. This was followed by an improved version, the MiG-15bis, and the two-seat MiG-15UTI.

The MiG-15 was armed with 1 x 37 mm cannon, and 2 x 23 mm cannon. It could also carry bombs or fuel tanks on under-wing hard points.

Country of Origin:
USSR
MiG-15 - Czech Republic
MiG-15 - Czech Republic
MiG-15 - Czech Republic
MiG-15 - Czech Republic
MiG-15 - Egypt
MiG-15 - Egypt
MiG-15 - Egypt
MiG-15 - GDR
MiG-15 - GDR