MiG-15bis (Germany)

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This page is about the German jet fighter MiG-15bis (Germany). For other versions, see MiG-15 (Family).
▀MiG-15bis
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GarageImage MiG-15bis (Germany).jpg
▀MiG-15bis
AB RB SB
8.7 8.3 8.7
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Description

The ▀MiG-15bis is a rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/SB) and 8.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.39.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 076 km/h
Turn time20 s
Max altitude15 500 m
EngineKlimov VK-1
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight5 t
The MiG-15's instrument panel.

The MiG-15bis has a great thrust to weight ratio, allowing for amazing acceleration and energy retention. Players will soon discover that the MiG-15bis is able to almost out climb any other jet fighter within their battle rating. Likewise, players would also notice that the rudder locks up at high speeds, soon followed by the alerions, and elevators . The MiG is also sluggish in low speed combat, especially in terms of roll rate.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,062 1,046 15500 21.0 22.0 41.4 39.8 475
Upgraded 1,087 1,076 20.4 20.7 59.7 50.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1132 450 N/A 598 450 ~12 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 600 < 700 < 750 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Klimov VK-1 1 3,648 kg 233 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel
892 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 3,980 kg 4,478 kg 4,810 kg 5,485 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 8m fuel 20m fuel 28m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,450 kgf N/A 0.62 0.55 0.51 0.45
Optimal 2,450 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.62 0.55 0.51 0.45

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 132 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • 10 mm steel armour plates in front of the cockpit and behind the pilot's headrest.
  • 6 mm steel armour under the pilot's seat.
  • 64 mm bulletproof front windshield.
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks behind the pilot and under the jet engine nozzle.
  • Jet engine located in the rear of the aircraft, pilot seated in front.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 310 → 4 564 Sl icon.png
RB7 800 → 10 756 Sl icon.png
SB8 990 → 12 397 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications135 000 Rp icon.png
212 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training120 000 Sl icon.png
Experts420 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 000 Ge icon.png
Research Aces830 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 360 / 520 % Sl icon.png
208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
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ns23_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
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ns23_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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S-5K
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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ns37_belt_pack
Research:
8 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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S-5M
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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BD-2-48
Research:
8 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
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n37_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png
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S-21
Research:
8 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
380 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition40 rounds
Fire rate400 shots/min
Weapon 22 x 23 mm NR-23 cannon
Ammunition160 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min

The MiG-15bis (Germany) is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon, chin-mounted (40 rpg)
  • 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, chin-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 12 x 100 kg FAB-100M-43 bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bomb
Setup 316 x S-5K rockets
Setup 416 x S-5M rockets
Setup 52 x S-21 rockets

The MiG-15bis (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100M-43 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 16 x S-5K rockets
  • 16 x S-5M rockets
  • 2 x S-21 rockets

Usage in battles

The most common enemies of the MiG-15bis are, of course, the F-86 Sabres, although the Banshee/Panther/Cougar line is also a threat. The MiG's main disadvantage is that its wing is vulnerable to ripping in the rolling turn. The Sabre doesn't have this same issue so don't try to out-roll the Sabre, use your extremely good energy retention to zoom back up to higher altitude and then re-engage in a dive.

The MiG's hard hitting cannons (x2 23mm and x1 37mm) are a hard learning curve if the players are untrained in the low velocity cannons. Although the damage output is a large benefit.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great acceleration
  • Superior climb rate
  • Powerful armament, combination 37 mm and 23 mm cannons devastate targets
  • Low wing loading which results in great manoeuvrability
  • Great in vertical manoeuvres
  • Good flaps that allow them to be deployed even at high speeds (up to 800 kph IAS)
  • High service ceiling
  • Excellent high altitude performance especially against aircraft such as Sabres
  • S-21 rockets with good fuse time (1,000 m) result in a very high chance of head-on winning

Cons:

  • Low roll rate especially at high speeds
  • Control surfaces are highly stiffening at high speeds
  • Hard to aim due to low-velocity guns and curved trajectory
  • Guns can spark frequently, especially with stock belts
  • Low amount of ammo
  • No Air-to-air missile.
  • Long turn times at high speeds
  • Poor forward visibility in simulator, as a large canopy frame and the gunsight block the top and bottom

History

In-game description

After World War II was over, the leaders of the USSR realized that they were behind the leading states of the world in the sphere of jet aircraft construction, most notably in the full-scale production of turbojet engines. Consequently, a delegation including the designers A. I. Mikoyan and V. Y. Klimov was sent to Great Britain towards the end of 1946. Their negotiations were successful, resulting in the purchase of two of the most advanced turbojet engines at that time: the Rolls-Royce Derwent Mk.V and the Rolls-Royce Nene I/Nene II. The British consented to sell their newest strategic designs easily enough since they believed that the Soviet industrial/technological apparatus could not handle the mass production of sophisticated assemblies. However, very soon that the Rolls-Royce engines were launched into full-scale Soviet production under the designations RD-500 and RD-45.

The emergence of the new engines led to the creation of Soviet jet fighters able to compete with the leading models of the world. In 1947, the Mikoyan Design Bureau started the development of a front line fighter with a Nene (RD-45) turbojet engine and an airtight cockpit: the I-310 (""S""). The first S-01 prototype aircraft made its first flight on December 30, 1947, and, after working on the test results, was launched into full-scale production in 1948 under the designation MiG-15. The plane's airframe was an all-metal monoplane configuration with mid-swept wings and empennage. Thus the MiG-15 became the first production swept-wing fighter.

The MiG-15 was equipped with an RD-45F single-shaft turbojet engine rated at 2,270 kg of thrust with a double-entry centrifugal compressor. The plane's armament included a 37mm Nudelman N-37D cannon with 40 rounds and two 23mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-23KM guns with 160 rounds in total. The cannons were mounted in the forward fuselage on a lowerable carriage. Two 100-kg or 50-kg bombs could be suspended under the wings. To increase its flight range, the aircraft could carry two external fuel tanks with a capacity ranging from 250 to 600 litres.

The MiG-15 fighter was notable for its simple and reliable structure, high flight and operating characteristics, and powerful armament. Its maximum speed, rate of climb, ceiling, and flight range were the best among Soviet fighters at the time and superior to many foreign aircraft, as well.

The first production MiG-15s with RD-45F engines began to leave the factory floor in early 1949. In 1950, more advanced MiG-15bis fighters replaced them in the factory assembly lines.

Media

The German MiG-15bis shooting down a rival F-86F-2 Sabre.

See also

Other MiG-15 vehicles:

External links


Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau (Микоя́н и Гуре́вич Опытное конструкторское бюро)
Fighters  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
  I-225
Jet fighters  MiG-9 · MiG-9 (l)
  MiG-15 · MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH
  MiG-17
  MiG-19PT
  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
  MiG-23M
  MiG-27M
Exports/Licensed  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)
  J-2* · ▀MiG-15bis
  J-4* · MiG-17AS · Shenyang F-5*
  J-6A* · ▀MiG-19S
  ▀MiG-21MF · J-7II**
  *Licensed and domesticated with Chinese designations.
  **Unlicensed, reverse-engineered and domesticated with Chinese designations.
See Also  Shenyang · Chengdu

Germany jet aircraft
Ar 234  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
He 162  He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2
Ho 229  Ho 229 V3
Me 163  Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0
Me 262  Me 262 A-1a · Me 262 A-1a/Jabo · Me 262 A-1a/U1 · Me 262 A-1/U4 · Me 262 A-2a · Me 262 C-1a · Me 262 C-2b
USA  ▀F-84F · CL-13A Mk 5 · CL-13B Mk.6 · ▀F-86K · F-104G · F-4F Early · F-4F
USSR  ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · ▀IL-28
Britain  Sea Hawk Mk.100
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4