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Klimov VK-1
5,915 lbs.
35 ft. 8 in.
33 ft. 1 in.
8,115 lbs.
13,327 lbs.
1- 37mm; 2- 23mm
520 mph
670 mph
11,500 fpm
50,850 feet
1,150 miles

The MiG-15 for sale by Mikoyan-Gurevich was designed in the USSR with the benefit of swept wing research captured from the Germans at the conclusion of the Second World War. Its engine, an illegally copied Rolls Royce Nane turbojet obtained through industrial espionage, was far more advanced than contemporary Russian engines. Its performance outclassed virtually all NATO jet fighters of the time.

The MiG-15 for sale was developed for the Soviet Project S requirement for an interceptor designed to combat heavy bombers. It was armed with a 37 mm and two 23 mm cannons. During World War II the Luftwaffe found that cannons 20 mm or larger were the most effective for downing large bomber aircraft.

The MiG-15 for sale first flew in December of 1947, but only came to the attention of the West during the Korean War. In early November of 1950 USAF fighter pilots reported being attacked by MiG-15 aircraft flying out of China. The appearance of the Mig-15 over Korea gave the United Nations forces a wake-up call.

After initial combat encounters with Western fighter aircraft, an improved version of the MiG-15 for sale appeared. Its engine had 1,000 lbs. more thrust than its predecessor, the aircraft was lighter, and could carry more fuel. The Soviet jet fighters were starting to down NATO heavy bombers with relative ease. Previously the bombers had operated in relative safety.

Flying from Chinese basis immune from UN attack, the MiG's were used to defend North Korean installations. They represented a major threat to UN air superiority in the north where they created a very dangerous "MiG alley". UN aircraft could fly freely across the battlefields, but faced deadly opposition when they neared areas in range of MiG-15 bases. Due to the MiG-15, UN bombers moved their operations to night time.

The United States responded to the MiG threat by deploying the F-86, the newest USAF fighter jet. Even so, the MiG-15 for sale initially had a better climb rate, could turn tighter, and fly higher. The six 12.7 mm machine guns of the USAF fighters had less fire power than the heavy cannons of the MiG's. However, the U.S. jets were a steadier gun platform.

On December 17, 1950 four U.S. fighter aircraft encountered four MiG-15 aircraft over North Korea.  In the ensuing dogfight Lt. Col. Bruce H. Hinton, flight leader, downed one of the MiG aircraft.

During the Korean War, NATO Allies wanted so badly to examine a MiG at close quarters that they offered a US$100,000 reward for any pilot who would defect and bring his MiG-15 with him. When a North Korean pilot, Lt. Ro Kun Suk, did defect in September of 1953, he was not aware of the reward, but was given it anyway.

The MiG-15 had many encounters with American jets before the Korean War ended. United States aircraft pilots reported a victory ratio of fourteen to one. Superior training of U.S. pilots, a Soviet World War II gun sight incapable of performing well at jet aircraft speeds, and a reluctance of Soviet aircraft pilots to engage U.S. aircraft have all been said to account for the poor record of the MiG-15 for sale. Because the Soviet Union was technically not in the Korean War, their pilots could not afford to be captured by the enemy.

Codenamed "Fagot" by NATO, the MiG-15 for sale became standard equipment with Warsaw Pact air forces until the late 1960's when it was relegated to training duties. About 18,000 MiG-15 aircraft of all types were produced in the former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, making it the most produced jet fighter of all time.

MiG-15 For Sale
MiG-15 For Sale

Pictured above is the MiG-15 for sale with a 31 1/2 in. wingspan from NitroPlanes. It is driven by a brushless motor turning a 64 mm EDF unit. Weight is around 1 lb. 5 oz. This is just one of many MiG-15 models for sale at NitroPlanes in a variety of color schemes, sizes, power choices, and as ARF or RTF.

MiG-15 For Sale

Pictured above is Brett Warwick and his MiG-15 for sale by K & A Models. The EDF has a 38 in. wingspan. Construction features all fiberglass with hollow molded wings. You can power it with a speed 400 size brushless motor driving a WeMoTec 480 fan or a Hacker B50-11 motor driving a 609 fan.

MiG-15 For Sale

The picture above is of a MiG-15 for sale by BVM. It has a 68 in. wingspan and length and needs a turbine engine with from 16 to 27 lbs. of thrust. All up weight should come out to between 20 and 24 lbs.

MiG-15 For Sale

The MiG-15 for sale by Alfa Model has a wingspan of 29 1/2 in. and a length of 29 in. Included is an EDF unit. A Jet Screamer brushless motor can turn it. Weight is around 16 1/2 oz. ready to fly.

Mig-15 For Sale

The picture right above is of the MiG-15 for sale from O.K. Models. Its wingspan and length are both 33 in. Included is a motor and EDF unit. Weight is around 2 1/2 lbs.

Mig-15 For Sale

Kit Cutters has plans and a kit for a MiG-15 for sale. It is a Marcus Norman design with a 46 1/2 in. wingspan that uses a .45 engine and ducted fan.

Century Jet Models has a 1/5 scale MiG-15 for sale. It has a wingspan of 74.5 in. and a length of 74 in. Recommended power are .91 - 1.0 engines turning a 5" fan, a AMT Mercury or TRAM 750 turbine.   All up weight will be between 16 and 18 lbs.

Art Tech has a MiG-15 for sale. Its wingspan and length are 31 1/2 in. The foamy comes ready to fly including motor and 64 mm EDF unit. Weight is around 1 lb. 5 oz.

Kandad Development has a MiG-15 for sale. Wingspan is 31 in., length is 30 in. and weight is about 19 oz. Included are motor and electric ducted fan unit.

HET-RC has a  MiG-15 for sale. Its wingspan is 37 in. and length is 33 1/2 in. Construction materials for the ARF are fiberglass for the fuse and balsa over foam for the wings. It needs a motor and 70 mm EDF. Weight is about 1 1/2 lbs.

Ducted Fans.com has a 35 1/2 in. wingspan MiG-15 for sale. Its length is 33 in. and weight is about 2 lbs. 4 oz. The fuselage is made from fiberglass and its wings are built up balsa. Included is a motor and EDF unit.

Traplet Publications has plans for a MiG 15 for sale. Its wingspan is 49 in. For power you will need a .45 ducted fan engine turning a Dynamax fan.

RC Groups has a posting for a MiG-15 kit for sale by Pavel Bosak. Its wingspan and length are 49 in. Fuselage is fiberglass and wings are balsa sheeting over foam. It needs a fan unit from 100 to 120 mm plus a motor to turn it.

V Pro has a MiG-15 for sale with a fiberglass fuselage and built up wing. Its wingspan is 32 in. and length is 33 in. Included is a brushless motor and DF-69 EDF unit.

Parkjets has plans for a 33 in. wingspan rc MiG-15 made from Depron. It is powered by a GWS 400 EDF.

Champion Hobby has a MiG-15 for sale that uses engine power. Its wingspan is 31 in. and length is 31 in. Recommended is a .15 DF engine.

RT Models has a MiG-15 for sale. Wingspan is 42.5 in. and length is 32.5 in. A WeMoTec midi fan is recommended.

Dongguan Hengpeng has MiG-15 for sale. Its wingspan and length are both 25 1/2 in. Power is from a brushless motor turning a 50 mm EDF. Weight is around 13 oz.

Huayu Hobby has a MiG-15 for sale. Wingspan and length are 31 1/2 in. Included is a brushless motor and 64 mm fan unit. Weight is around 20 oz.

Shenzhen Model-Fans has a MiG-15 for sale with a 31 1/2 in. wingspan.

Amax has the 31 1/2 in. wingspan MiG-15 for sale.

Yet another company with the 31 1/2 in. wingspan MiG-15 for sale is Shenzhen Linpa

It appears that E-flite may be coming out with a diminutive rc Mig-15 for sale with a length and wingspan of 16 in. powered by a 28 mm EDF unit.

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