Aviation Museum Košice


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Single-seat fighter constructed in Soviet Union. Aircraft on display - number 3305 (s/n 613305) - was made under licence in Czechoslovakia. Production lasts from 1954 to 1960.

MiG-15bis was improved version of MiG-15. Engine Klimov RD-45F was replaced by Klimov VK-1 engine. Apart from engine was strengthened wing construction, apply servo-drive flaps, increased elevator balance, reconstructed break shields and modified leading edge of tail fin.

Armament was one 30 mm cannon N-37D (40 rounds, 400 s/min), two 23 mm cannons NR-23KM (80 rounds, 800-900 s/m). Aircraft can carry two 50 kg or 100 kg bombs and two external fuel tanks for 250 litres.

Specifications of MiG-15bis:

wing span: 10,8 m
length: 10,86 m
height: 3,70 m
wing area: 20,60 m2
- empty aircraft 3681 kg
- normal take-off 5044 kg
- maximal take-off 5380 kg
engine: Klimov VK-1A
maximal thrust: 26,47 kN
maximal speed:
- at ground level 1076 km/h
- in altitude 3000 m 1107 km/h
range: 1330 km
service ceiling: 15500 m