Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

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This is a 1/72 Eduard plastic kit with pieces to build 1 Mig-15, with decals for 5 versions from the Air Forces of the Korea, China, USSR, Romanian and Poland.

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BrandEduard
Reference7057
SortPlastic kit with PE
Scale1:72
MotifJet fighter
Plastic parts102
PE parts29
Sizen/d
DecalsAir Forces of the Korea, China, Romanian, USSR and Poland.
Historical period1949-1990
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic kit | decals | PE | instructions

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The MiG-15 fighter aircraft has became one of the post-WW2 aircraft development symbols, especially the one of the communist block lead by Soviet Union. It played crucial role in the Korean War, took part of the Suez Crisis as well as in other less important conflicts in Asia, Africa, Carribean etc. The key part sof the aircraft – the engine and the swept wing – were not developed in Soviet Union but in other countries. The swept wing was elaborated by German researchers and found its way to Soviet Union as a part of the war prize. The engine, under licence built Rolls Royce Nene, was created by British engineers. The specifications that led to the MiG-15 birth were issued in 1947. Temporary Soviet attempts to develop their own jet engine failed and captured German Jumo 004 and BMW 003 jet engines became obsolete. Under such a situation Soviet Union decided to buy few tens of British Nene I, Nene II and Derwent V engines. The licence to built these engines was built also. Three type sof the fighter airplanes were built using these engines. The Derwent was the heart of Yak-23 with straight wing and Nene found its way to Lavochkin 168 and MiG-15, both with the swept wing and horizontal stabilizator. Soviets believed that at least one of two different wing designs will fulfil the requirements.

Finally Yak-23 and MiG-15 entered the serial production but only the latter became world-wide known thanks to its performance and high numbers of airplanes manufactured. The first prototype under I-301 designation was finished on December 19 and made its maiden flight on December 30, 1947. The second prototype powered by more powerful Nene II engine flew for the first time on May 27, 1948. The third prototype joined previous two ones afterwards but test flight were so satisfying that serial production of the aircraft under designation MiG-15 was ordered on July 17, 1948. The first production aircraft was assembled in June, 1949 and the serial production was step by step launched in many facilities across the Soviet Union. The production MiG-15 was powered by RD-45F engine and armed with two 23mm cannons NS-23KM and one 37mm cannon N-37. The various bombs and unguided air-to-ground missiles (LR-130 and S-21) could be attached to the hardpoints on the wing undersurface. A bit later, in 1950 – 1951 the production of MiG-15bis begun. Powered by VK-1 engine with the higher output these were easily recognizable thanks to the
modified aerial brakes on the tail. The „bises“ were produced till 1953 when the MiG-17 replaced them on the assembly lines. The Fifteens were manufactured outside the Soviet Union. The Aero and Let facilities in Czechoslovakia and PZL Mielec in Poland built them in relatively high numbers.
The twoseaters were built by Chinese also. Apart of the fighters more variants were built. The twoseater UTI MiG-15 was flown as a training aircraft. The majority of them left the production line in Czechoslovakia. In Czechoslovakia many MiG-15s and bises were underwent the modification to the fighter-bomber MiG-15SB and MiG-15bisSB version with four underwing pylons.
The MiG-15R / MiG-15bisR was the recce version with cameras and MiG-15T served as a targettowing aircraft. The Fifteens were given with the NATO code designation. The single seaters were coded Fagot A for MiG-15 and Fagot B for MiG-15bis. The two seater UTI MIG-15 was known underthe codename Midget.

This is a 1/72 Eduard plastic kit with pieces to build 1 Mig-15, with decals for 5 versions from the Air Forces of the Korea, China, USSR, Romanian and Poland.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

This is a 1/72 Eduard plastic kit with pieces to build 1 Mig-15, with decals for 5 versions from the Air Forces of the Korea, China, USSR, Romanian and Poland.

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