MiG-15 Fagot

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Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich, Russia
Designation: MIG-15
Nickname: Fagot
Type: Fighter
Length: 33' 1"
Height: 12' 3"
Wingspan: 33' 1"
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
Powerplant: VK-1
Pounds of thrust: 6,000 lbs
Range: 885  miles
Cruising Speed: 528 mph
Max Speed: 667 mph
Ceiling: 5,100 ft


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.