The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (USAF/DoD designation: Type 14; NATO reporting name: Fagot) is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In combat over Korea, it outclassed straight-winged jet day fighters, which were largely relegated to ground-attack roles, and was quickly countered by the similar American swept-wing North American F-86 Sabre.
When refined into the more advanced MiG-17, the basic design would again surprise the West when it proved effective against supersonic fighters such as the Republic F-105 Thunderchief and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in the Vietnam War of the 1960s.
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- Wingspan 53.3ft (16.3m)
- Length 60.5ft (18.4m)
- Height 27.9ft (8.5m)
- Empty Weight 9,587lbs (4,348kg)
- Loaded Weight 11,947lbs (5,419kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 0.282
- Wing Loading 13.6lbs/ft2 (66.4kg/m2)
- Wing Area 878.9ft2 (81.7m2)
- Drag Points 17268
- Number of Parts 238
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 1,005