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{{Specs-Card|code=mig-15bis_nr23_china}}
 
 
{{About
 
{{About
 
| about = Chinese jet fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = Chinese jet fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
| usage = other uses
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| usage = other variants
 
| link = MiG-15 (Family)
 
| link = MiG-15 (Family)
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]]. It is a Chinese [[MiG-15bis]] and performs identically to it.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Chinese jet fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.91 "Night Vision"]].
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== Flight performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{{Specs-Avia-Flight}}
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<!-- ''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.'' -->
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
|-
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! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ??? || ??? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 475
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! Stock
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| 1,061 || 1,046 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 21.0 || 22.0 || 41.4 || 39.8 || rowspan="2" | 475
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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! Upgraded
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| 1,087 || 1,076 || 20.4 || 20.7 || 59.7 || 50.0
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
 
|-
 
| ??? || ??? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 475
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==== Details ====
 
==== Details ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
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! colspan="6" | Features
 
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
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! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear !! Drogue chute
 
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| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| X || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
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|-
 
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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! colspan="7" | Limits
 
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
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! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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! + !! -
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! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
 
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 650 || ~12 || ~6
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| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || N/A || 598 || 450 || ~12 || ~7
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
 
|-
 
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
! Rudder<br>(km/h)
 
! Elevators<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| < 600 || < 700 || < 750 || N/A
 
| < 600 || < 700 || < 750 || N/A
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==== Engine performance ====
 
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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! colspan="3" | Engine
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! colspan="4" | Aircraft mass
 
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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! colspan="2" | Engine name || Number
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! colspan="2" | Empty mass || colspan="2" | Wing loading (full fuel)
 
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! Optimal altitude
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| colspan="2" | Klimov VK-1 ||  1
! 100% Engine power
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| colspan="2" | 3,648 kg || colspan="2" | 233 kg/m<sup>2</sup>
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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| 0 m || 2,450 kgf || N/A
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! colspan="3" | Engine characteristics
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! colspan="3" | Mass with fuel (no weapons load) || rowspan="2" | Max Takeoff<br />Weight
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! Weight (each) || colspan="2" | Type
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! 8m fuel || 20m fuel || 28m fuel
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| 872 kg || colspan="2" | Centrifugal-flow turbojet
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| 3,980 kg || 4,478 kg || 4,810 kg || 5,485 kg
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! colspan="3" | {{Annotation|Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB)|The maximum thrust produced by each engine, while mounted in the aircraft. NOTE: Thrust varies significantly depending on speed & altitude.}}
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! colspan="4" | Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
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! Condition || 100% || WEP
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! 8m fuel || 20m fuel || 28m fuel || MTOW
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| ''Stationary'' || 2,450 kgf || N/A
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| 0.62 || 0.55 || 0.51 || 0.45
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| ''Optimal'' || 2,450 kgf<br />(0 km/h) || N/A
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| 0.62 || 0.55 || 0.51 || 0.45
 
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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* 10 mm steel armour plates in front of the cockpit and behind the pilot's head rest.
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* 64 mm bulletproof glass front windshield.
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* Self-sealing fuel tanks behind the pilot and under the jet engine nozzle.
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* Jet engine located in the rear of the aircraft, pilot seated in front.
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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{{Specs-Economy}}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{Specs-Avia-Armaments}}
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|N-37D (37 mm)|NR-23 (23 mm)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon, chin-mounted (40 rpg)
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* 2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannons, chin-mounted (80 rpg = 160 total)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
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{{main|FAB-100M-43 (100 kg)|FAB-250M-46 (250 kg)|S-5K|S-5M|S-21}}
  
=== Defensive armament ===
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
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* Without load
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* 2 x 100 kg FAB-100M-43 bombs (200 kg total)
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* 2 x 250 kg FAB-250M-46 bombs (500 kg total)
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* 16 x S-5K rockets
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* 16 x S-5M rockets
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* 2 x S-21 rockets
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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At higher ranks of the Chinese aviation line is the J-2, a Chinese MiG-15bis. It one of the most iconic jet fighter aircraft designs from after the Second World War. Earning its reputation on fame over the skies of Korea against its US contemporary, the [[F-86A-5|F-86 ''Sabre'']].
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The J-2 features a powerful cannon arrangement of 2 x 23 mm and 1x 37 mm, excellent high altitude performance and is highly effective in vertical manoeuvres. Unlike the [[MiG-9 (China)|MiG-9]] that comes before it, the J-2 is also the first jet aircraft in the Chinese tree to feature an air brake which is extremely useful in combat situations. The jet fighter does have its downsides. The lack of an "all-flying tailplane" (such as that featured on the [[F-86F-25|Sabre]]) leads to less control over the aircraft at higher speeds approaching 1,000 km/h. While the J-2 is initially faster in acceleration by comparison to the Sabre, this does mean that once both aircraft are up at higher speeds, the Sabre will hold some advantages over the J-2. It should be noted that if you load 8 minutes of fuel instead of the regular (for most pilots) 20, it drastically improves your performance. However, this is not recommended to be done at the beginning of the match as most matches last longer than 8 minutes, and should instead be done when you land mid-match.
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The combination of 37 mm and 23 mm cannons creates aiming issues for pilots not familiar with their ballistic properties or velocity. Due to the size of these cannons, ammunition pools are restricted by comparison to other top tier jet aircraft. To help compensate the two different trajectories of the armament, it is recommended to use 'rolling' manoeuvres, as the rudder may lock in high speeds. To aim with these cannons, it is best to estimate the lead with the experience built up with planes beforehand (eg. [[La-9 (China)|La-9]]) and add extra distance over the estimated lead (about double from the estimated).
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Once pilots have learned to use the J-2's excellent rate of climb, acceleration and high altitude capabilities to their advantage, the downsides of the aircraft are far less significant than the positives. In the right hands, the J-2 can be a devastating combatant, capable of dealing with any aircraft in-game swiftly. Teamwork, squads, and communication will also be beneficial when flying the J-2 as effective coordination between multiple pilots allow you to use this aircraft to its maximum potential. After mastering the J-2, you can research its improved variant, the [[J-4]] (a license-built [[MiG-17]]). The J-2 shares much of its performance abilities and deficiencies.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Flaps can be deployed at high speeds
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* Capable and useful air brake
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* High rate of climb
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* Great acceleration
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* Deadly armament capable of making snapshots and quick deflection shots
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* Excellent energy retention
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* Has a gyro gunsight, allowing more accurate lead
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* Good performance even when stock
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* Has a G-suit, which is useful at high speeds
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Abysmal roll rate
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* Poor turning circle
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* Compression at high speeds
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* Poor forward visibility in Simulator, as a large canopy frame and the gunsight block the top and bottom
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* Armament difficult to use (low velocities, low ammo and two different trajectories)
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* Guns tend to spark a lot (the N-37 in particular)
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== PLAAF operating history ===
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The People's Republic of China received the first batch of MiG-15bis jet fighters in late 1952, only 6 months before the end of Korean War. A total of about 1,500 MiG-15bis were aided to China during 1952-1955 and a few of these aircraft took part in the Korean War.
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[[File:Wang Hai's MiG-15.jpg|thumb|329x329px|Wang Hai's MiG-15, with 9 claimed victories over US fighter jets.]]
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According to the '''''Agreement on the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to grant the People's Republic of China technical assistance in organizing the repair of aircraft and the engines and the organization of aircraft factories''''' signed in October of 1951, the MiG-15bis was chosen to be China's first license-produced fighter jet. The Factory No. 112 (later Shenyang Aircraft Corporation) would produce the airframe while the Shenyang Engine Overhaul Factory (later Shenyang Liming Motor Company) would produce the WP-5 turbojet engine ("渦噴-5", domestic license-built VK-1 engine). Both factories received guidance and instructions from Soviet experts.
  
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However, the two factories would not be ready for mass production until 1955 when the more advanced MiG-17F fighter jets were already in active service. The MiG-15bis was becoming outdated, and therefore there was no need to build MiG-15bis fighter jets and the PRC started to produce the J-5 (license-built MiG-17F) in Shenyang instead, though it is sometimes claimed that trial production of the J-2 had commenced before the switch to J-5 production. MiG-15bis damaged in air battles of the Korean War were sent to Factory 112 for repair and overhaul. Overhauled aircraft using parts and avionics of MiG-17F/J-5 were unofficially called J-2 ("殲-2", which never become official name of the hybrid fighters). The MiG-15bis/J-2 served in PLAAF until late 1970s.
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.
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Although the single-seated MiG-15bis never saw domestic production, the two-seated trainer version, the UTI-MiG-15, was license-built under the name of JJ-2 ("殲教-2", Pursuit Aircraft Trainer-2), some of these trainers were exported to other countries operating MiG-15/17s, such as North Korea, Sudan and Tanzania as FT-2 (Fighter Trainer-2).
 
 
The MiG-15 was equipped with a 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 liters.
 
 
 
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 ==
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[MiG-15 (Family)]]
  
 
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* [https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-15-ji-2-fagot-b/nasm_A19860066000 [Smithsonian ''National Air and Space Museum''<nowiki>]</nowiki> Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Ji-2)]
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* [https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/jj-2.htm [GlobalSecurity<nowiki>.org]</nowiki> JJ-2 (Jiaolianji Jian-2 Trainer Fighter aircraft 2)]
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* [https://flyingleathernecks.org/project/mikoyan-gurevich-mig-15-fagot/ [Flying Leatherneck<nowiki>s]</nowiki> MiG-15]
  
 
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{{China jet aircraft}}

Latest revision as of 21:43, 3 February 2022

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This page is about the Chinese jet fighter J-2. For other variants, see MiG-15 (Family).
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J-2
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Description

The J-2 is a rank V Chinese jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision". It is a Chinese MiG-15bis and performs identically to it.

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
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 1,061 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
872 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 head rest.
  • 64 mm bulletproof glass 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
AB4 590 → 6 329 Sl icon.png
RB12 630 → 17 416 Sl icon.png
SB16 890 → 23 291 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications112 600 Rp icon.png
180 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 310 / 600 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
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Compressor
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New boosters
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Wings repair
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G-suit
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Engine
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Airframe
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Cover
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Armaments

Offensive armament

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

The J-2 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

List of setups (5)
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 J-2 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

At higher ranks of the Chinese aviation line is the J-2, a Chinese MiG-15bis. It one of the most iconic jet fighter aircraft designs from after the Second World War. Earning its reputation on fame over the skies of Korea against its US contemporary, the F-86 Sabre.

The J-2 features a powerful cannon arrangement of 2 x 23 mm and 1x 37 mm, excellent high altitude performance and is highly effective in vertical manoeuvres. Unlike the MiG-9 that comes before it, the J-2 is also the first jet aircraft in the Chinese tree to feature an air brake which is extremely useful in combat situations. The jet fighter does have its downsides. The lack of an "all-flying tailplane" (such as that featured on the Sabre) leads to less control over the aircraft at higher speeds approaching 1,000 km/h. While the J-2 is initially faster in acceleration by comparison to the Sabre, this does mean that once both aircraft are up at higher speeds, the Sabre will hold some advantages over the J-2. It should be noted that if you load 8 minutes of fuel instead of the regular (for most pilots) 20, it drastically improves your performance. However, this is not recommended to be done at the beginning of the match as most matches last longer than 8 minutes, and should instead be done when you land mid-match.

The combination of 37 mm and 23 mm cannons creates aiming issues for pilots not familiar with their ballistic properties or velocity. Due to the size of these cannons, ammunition pools are restricted by comparison to other top tier jet aircraft. To help compensate the two different trajectories of the armament, it is recommended to use 'rolling' manoeuvres, as the rudder may lock in high speeds. To aim with these cannons, it is best to estimate the lead with the experience built up with planes beforehand (eg. La-9) and add extra distance over the estimated lead (about double from the estimated).

Once pilots have learned to use the J-2's excellent rate of climb, acceleration and high altitude capabilities to their advantage, the downsides of the aircraft are far less significant than the positives. In the right hands, the J-2 can be a devastating combatant, capable of dealing with any aircraft in-game swiftly. Teamwork, squads, and communication will also be beneficial when flying the J-2 as effective coordination between multiple pilots allow you to use this aircraft to its maximum potential. After mastering the J-2, you can research its improved variant, the J-4 (a license-built MiG-17). The J-2 shares much of its performance abilities and deficiencies.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Flaps can be deployed at high speeds
  • Capable and useful air brake
  • High rate of climb
  • Great acceleration
  • Deadly armament capable of making snapshots and quick deflection shots
  • Excellent energy retention
  • Has a gyro gunsight, allowing more accurate lead
  • Good performance even when stock
  • Has a G-suit, which is useful at high speeds

Cons:

  • Abysmal roll rate
  • Poor turning circle
  • Compression at high speeds
  • Poor forward visibility in Simulator, as a large canopy frame and the gunsight block the top and bottom
  • Armament difficult to use (low velocities, low ammo and two different trajectories)
  • Guns tend to spark a lot (the N-37 in particular)

History

PLAAF operating history

The People's Republic of China received the first batch of MiG-15bis jet fighters in late 1952, only 6 months before the end of Korean War. A total of about 1,500 MiG-15bis were aided to China during 1952-1955 and a few of these aircraft took part in the Korean War.

Wang Hai's MiG-15, with 9 claimed victories over US fighter jets.

According to the Agreement on the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to grant the People's Republic of China technical assistance in organizing the repair of aircraft and the engines and the organization of aircraft factories signed in October of 1951, the MiG-15bis was chosen to be China's first license-produced fighter jet. The Factory No. 112 (later Shenyang Aircraft Corporation) would produce the airframe while the Shenyang Engine Overhaul Factory (later Shenyang Liming Motor Company) would produce the WP-5 turbojet engine ("渦噴-5", domestic license-built VK-1 engine). Both factories received guidance and instructions from Soviet experts.

However, the two factories would not be ready for mass production until 1955 when the more advanced MiG-17F fighter jets were already in active service. The MiG-15bis was becoming outdated, and therefore there was no need to build MiG-15bis fighter jets and the PRC started to produce the J-5 (license-built MiG-17F) in Shenyang instead, though it is sometimes claimed that trial production of the J-2 had commenced before the switch to J-5 production. MiG-15bis damaged in air battles of the Korean War were sent to Factory 112 for repair and overhaul. Overhauled aircraft using parts and avionics of MiG-17F/J-5 were unofficially called J-2 ("殲-2", which never become official name of the hybrid fighters). The MiG-15bis/J-2 served in PLAAF until late 1970s.

Although the single-seated MiG-15bis never saw domestic production, the two-seated trainer version, the UTI-MiG-15, was license-built under the name of JJ-2 ("殲教-2", Pursuit Aircraft Trainer-2), some of these trainers were exported to other countries operating MiG-15/17s, such as North Korea, Sudan and Tanzania as FT-2 (Fighter Trainer-2).

Media

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Shenyang Aircraft Corporation 中航工业沈阳飞机工业(集团)有限公司
Jet Fighters 
MiG-15  J-2*
MiG-17  J-4* · Shenyang F-5*
MiG-19  J-6A*
J-8  J-8B
  *Licensed
See Also  Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau

China jet aircraft
Fighters  J-2 · J-4 · Shenyang F-5 · J-6A · J-7II · J-7E · J-8B
Strike aircraft  Q-5 early · Q-5A · A-5C
Bombers  H-5
American  ␗F-84G-21-RE · ␗F-86F-30 · ␗F-86F-40 · ␗F-100A · ␗F-104A · ␗F-104G · ␗F-5A · ␗F-5E
Soviet  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)