FAGOT
FAGOT

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