|This page is about the German jet fighter MiG-15bis (Germany). For other uses, see MiG-15 (Family).|
The ▀MiG-15bis is a rank V German jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB) and 9.0 (SB).
| Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 600||< 700||< 750||> ???|
|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.
- 2 x 23 mm Nudelman–Rikhter NR-23 cannon (80 rounds/gun)
- 1 x 37 mm Nudelman N-37D cannon (40 rounds/gun)
- 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
|Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
|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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|Germany jet aircraft|
|Me.262||Me 262 A-1/U4 Pulkzerstörer · Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe · Me 262 A-2a Sturmvogel · Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I · Me 262 C-2b Heimatschützer II|
|He 162 A-1 · He 162 A-2 · Me 163 B · Me 163 B-0 · Ho 229 V3|
|Bombers||Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3|
|Other countries||CL-13A Sabre Mk 5 · CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 · ▀MiG-15bis · ▀MiG-19S · ▀MiG-21MF · Sea Hawk Mk.100 · G.91 R/3|