Specifications for the
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
Focus Model: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis (Fagot-B)
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich - Soviet Union
Initial Year of Service: 1949
Production Total: 18,000
Length: 35.63 ft (10.86 m)
Width: 35.43 ft (10.80 m)
Height: 12.14ft (3.70 m)
Weight (Empty): 8,115 lb (3,681 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 13,327 lb (6,045 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Klimov VK-1 turbojet engine developing 5,952 lb of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 668 mph (1,075 kmh; 580 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,156 miles (1,860 km)
Service Ceiling: 50,853 ft (15,500 m; 9.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 11,480 feet-per-minute (3,499 m/min)
1 x Nudelman N-37 37mm Cannon in starboard side weapons tray under fuselage.
2 x Nudel'man/Rikhter NR-23 23mm Cannon in port side of weapons tray under fuselage.
OPTIONAL (some models):
2 x fuel drop tanks
2 x drop bombs
2 x rocket pods
I-310 - Internal State Designation for MiG-15 prototype.
S-1 - Initial Prototype
S-2 - Second Prototype; 5,004lb Nene II engine; revised simplified canopy; repositioned wings; redesigned airfoil; V-95 aluminum alloy spars; ASp-1N automatic gun sight; S-13 gun camera; modified main landing gears for increased wheel base; provision for "slipper tanks" for increased range.
S-3 - Third Prototype; Nene II engine; hydraulic airbrakes; increased wing anhedral by -1 degree; mass-balanced elevators; increased fuel capacity; bomb-carrying provisions; flash suppressor for N-37 cannon; increased take-off weight.
MiG-15 "Fagot-A" - Initial Production Series Designation; Tactical Fighter.
MiG-15 (izdeliye SA-1) - Development Model
MiG-15 (izdeliye SA-2) - Development Model
MiG-15 (izdeliye SA-3) - Development Model; 16 production MiG-15's fitted with RD-45F engines and OSP-48 ILS landing systems.
MiG-15 (izdeliye SA-4) - Development Model; revised instrument panel; in-flight engine restart mechanism implemented; automatic airbrake extension system for speeds above Mach 0.95.
MiG-15 (izdeliye SO) - Development Model; revised gun sight system and forward canopy.
MiG-15 (izdeliye SU) - Development/Weapons Test Model; cannons were modified to include elevation of +11/-7 degrees.
MiG-15 (izdeliye SSh) - Development/Weapons Test Platform; 1 x SH-3 23mm cannon replaced 2 x NS-23KM 23mm cannons on portside of weapons tray; Two models modified as such.
MiG-15bis "Fagot-B" - Major Production Model appearing from 1951 onwards; Tactical Fighter; fitted with VK-1 turbojet engine of 5,952lbs; radically improved Fagot-A models; enlarged tail cone; redesigned internal layout for new engine; reduced aft fuel storage resulting in decreased range; signal flare launcher installed along rear starboard fuselage side; modified airbrakes; later models featured improved canopy design, Sirena Radar Homing and Warning System (RHAWS), ASP-3NM gun sight, G-suits, revised ejection seat and rear-view periscope - these improvements appearing in 1952 and onwards; attack and fighter-bomber versions existed.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SYa) - Development Model; three MiG-15bis models pulled aside for wing strengthening testing.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-P) - Development Model; landing roll was addressed through testing of an anti-skid system and various parachute types.
MiG-15bisS "Fagot-B" - Escort Fighter; increased fuel capacity through slipper tanks and increased oxygen capacity; higher gross weight; heavy duty tires.
MiG-15bisR - Photo-Reconnaissance Model; equipped with AFA-BA-40 40mm focal length camera.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-ET) - Development Model; fitted with 12SAM-25 DC battery and ST2-48 self-contained starter system.
MiG-15bisP (izdeliye SP-1) - Experimental Interceptor; redesigned forward fuselage for radar equipment and dish array; noticeable fairing set above nose air intake; repositioned and reinforced nose gear.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SP-5) - Experimental Interceptor; Izumrood-1 radar system; nose fairing over intake opening; Klimov VF-5 centrifugal-flow 6,613lb engine.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SYe) - Aerodynamics Research Platform.
MiG-15M - Target Drone Designation.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-5) - Development Model; provision for 2 x rocket pods.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-10) - Development Model; provision for 2 x PROSAB-100 anti-aircraft bombs.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-21) - Weapons Test Bed; provisions for two rocket pods and two drop tanks.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-25) - Development Model; provision for 2 x PROSAB-250 anti-aircraft bombs.
MiG-15bis (izdeliye SD-57) - Development Model; provision for 2 x rocket pods.
MiG-15bis (ISh) - Developmental Model; improved attack version; perhaps some 12 such examples were produced as experimental.
MiG-15bis Captive Long-Range Escort Fighter - Part of the abandoned Project Burlaki "parasite" fighter program.
I-312 - Internal State Designation for UTI-MiG-15 "Midget" prototype.
UTI-MiG-15 (izdeliye ST-1) - UTI-MiG-15 prototype model
UTI-MiG-15 (izdeliye ST-2) - UTI-MiG-15 prototype model
UTI-MiG-15 "Midget" - Two-seat advanced conversion trainer designation.
UTI-MiG-15P - Interceptor Trainer Model
UTI-MiG-15 (izdeliye ST-10) - Ejection Seat Test Model
UTI-MiG-15 (izdeliye ST-15STK) - Ejection Seat Test Model
Shenyang Jianjiji-2 (Fighter Aircraft Type 2, Jian-2, J-2) - Chinese Designation of MiG-15 and MiG-15bis types.
Shenyang F-2 - Chinese Export Designation of MiG-15 and MiG-15bis types.
Shenyang Jianjiji Jiaolianji-2 (Fighter Trainer Aircraft-2, Jianjiao-2, JJ-2) - Chinese Designation of UTI-MiG-15 two-seat trainer model.
Shenyang FT-2 (Fighter Trainer-2) - Chinese Export Designation of UTI-MiG-15 two-seat trainer models.
Avia S-102 - Czech designation for Fagot-A.
MiG-15SB - Czech designation for fighter-bomber conversion models of Fagot-A; six underwing hardpoints for bombs, drop tanks and rocket pods.
MiG-15T - Czech designation for target tug Fagot-A models.
Avia S-103 - Czech designation for Fagot-B models.
MiG-15bis/PPZ-1 ILS - Czech designation for Fagot-B models fitted with PPZ-1 landing systems.
MiG-15bisSB - Czech designation for fighter-bomber conversion models of Fagot-B; similar to MiG-15SB types; several served as weapons test beds as well.
MiG-15bisR - Czech designation for photo reconnaissance aircraft.
MiG-15bisT - Czech designation of target tug MiG-15bis Fagot-B models.
MiG-15V - Czech designation of target drones.
CS-102 - Czech designation of two-seat UTI-MiG-15 "Midget" two-seat trainers; some fitted with PPZ-1 ILS landing system.
Lim-1 - Polish designation of Fagot-A tactical fighters.
Lim-1,5 - Polish designation of Lim-1's upgraded to Lim-2 standard.
Lim-2 - Polish designation of Fagot-B tactical fighters; updated avionics package.
Lim-2R - Polish designation of photo reconnaissance models.
Lim-2 "Smugacz" - Polish Demonstrator Aircraft
SBLim-1 "Midget" - Polish designation of two-seat UTI-MiG-15 trainer.
SBLim-2 "Midget" - Polish designation of two-seat UTI-MiG-15 trainer; Lis-2 and Lis-2SB engines; enlarged airbrakes; 1 x NR-23 cannon.
SBLim-1Art - Polish designation of Artillery Spotter/Reconnaissance aircraft; later SBLim-1A.
SBLim-2Art - Polish designation of Artillery Spotter/Reconnaissance aircraft; later SBLim-2A.
SBLim-2M - Polish designation of advanced trainer.
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