MiG-15bis (Germany)

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General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.5 tTake-off weight
10.80 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
15 500 mCeiling
Klimov VK-1Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1132 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm N-37D cannonWeapon 1
40 roundsAmmunition
401 shots/minFire rate
2 x 23 mm NR-23 cannonWeapon 2
160 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 1
2 x 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 2
16 x S-5K rocketsSetup 3
16 x S-5M rocketsSetup 4
2 x S-21 rocketsSetup 5
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 500 / 11 704/7 500 / 10 327/2 820 / 3 883Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
430 % Sl icon.png310 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft MiG-15bis (Germany). For other uses, see MiG-15 (Disambiguation)


The MiG-15bis (Germany) in the garage

The ▀MiG-15bis is a Rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB) and 9.0 (SB).

General info

The MiG-15's instrument panel.

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1,062 1,046 15 500 21.0 22.0 41.4 39.8 475
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 15 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 475


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1132 450 650 ~20 ~8
Optimal velocities
< 600 < 700 < 750 > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2450 kgf No WEP

Survivability and armour

  • 10 mm steel armour plates in front of the cockpit and behind the pilot's head rest.
  • 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.


Offensive armament

  • 2 x 23 mm Nudelman–Rikhter NR-23 cannon (80 rounds/gun)
  • 1 x 37 mm Nudelman N-37D cannon (40 rounds/gun)

Suspended armament

  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg FAB-250 bombs
  • 2 x ORO-57K rocket pods
    • 2 x 8 x 57 mm S-5M rockets (HE)
    • 2 x 8 x 57 mm S-5K rockets (HEAT)
  • 2 x 210 mm S-21 rockets

Usage in the battles

The most common enemy of the MiG-15bis is, of course, the F-86 Sabre's although the Banshee/Panther/Cougar line is also a threat. The MiG's main disadvantage is 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.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 23 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 23 mm cannons S5K
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 37 mm S5M BD-2-48
IV Engine Injection Cover New 37 mm cannons S21

Pros and cons


  • Great acceleration
  • Superior climb rate
  • Powerful armament
  • Low wing loading which results in great maneuverability
  • Great in vertical maneuvers
  • Good flaps that allow them to be deployed even at high speeds (up to 800 kph IAS)
  • High service ceiling
  • Excellent high altitude performance


  • Low roll rate especially at high speeds
  • Control surfaces are highly stiffening at high speeds
  • Hard to aim due low velocity guns
  • Guns can spark frequently
  • Low amount of ammo
  • Long turn times


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