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|Crew:||1 - later model built as a 2-seater trainer|
|Armament:||One 37mm cannon plus two 23mm cannons plus rockets or 2,000 lbs of bombs|
|Gross Weight:||11,270 lbs max|
|No. of Engines:||1|
|Pounds of thrust:||6,000 lbs|
|Cruising Speed:||528 mph|
|Max Speed:||667 mph|
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a one of the most famous jet fighters of all time. Developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich the MiG-15 was the first successful swept-wing jet fighter. It achieved eternal fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all U.S. fighters. The MiG-15 and the F-86 Sabre were the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War.
The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17 which would oppose American fighters over Vietnam in the 1960s. Believed to have been one of the most numerous jet aircraft ever made, over 12,000 MiG-15s’ were built. Licensed foreign production perhaps raised the total to over 18,000.
The museum’s MiG-15 was donated by Jesse Siglow. It is the two-seat trainer version of the aircraft, code named “Midget” by NATO.