FAGOT
FAGOT

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