MiG-15bis ISH

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MiG-15bis ISH
General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.1 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
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 NS-23 cannonWeapon 2
160 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombSetup 1
4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombSetup 2
2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombSetup 3
48 x S-5K rocketsSetup 4
48 x S-5M rocketsSetup 5
8 x S-1of rocketsSetup 6
Sl icon.png1 300/2 150/1 300Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
900 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
× (208 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 2.3 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 2.3 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png× 1.0 × 2 Talisman.png Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium aircraft MiG-15bis ISH. For other uses, see MiG-15 (Family).


GarageImage MiG-15bis ISH.jpg

The MiG-15bis ISH is a rank V gift Russian jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB) and 9.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 1,020 m at sea level)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ???  ??? 21.0 22.2 42.2 40.7 475
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,020 m at sea level)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ???  ??? 20.4 20.7 59.1 50.0 475


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
1132 450 650 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 600 < 700 < 750 > ???

Survivability and armour

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Offensive armament

The MiG-15bis ISH is outfitted with the following offensive weapons:

  • 1 x 37 mm N-37D cannon with 40 RPG.
  • 2 x 23 mm NS-23 cannons with 80 RPG (160 total rounds)

The MiG 15 bis ISH carries multiple offensive weapons which consist of two 20 mm cannons and a 37 mm cannon. There is limited ammo on both, so eliminate enemies on the first pass if possible.

Suspended armament

Main articles: S-1of, S-5K, S-5M

The MiG-15bis ISH can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • without load
  • 6 x 100 kg OFAB-100 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg OFAB-250-270 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg FAB-500M-54 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 8 x S-1of rockets
  • 48 x S-5K rockets
  • 48 x S-5M rockets

The MiG benefits from multiple mounted weapons, consisting of six x 100 kg bombs, four x 250 kg bombs, two x 500 kg bombs or 8 x S-1 or 48 x S-5K/S-5M rockets, mounted inside two external mounted pods. Note that the pods are mounted at a downward-facing angle. This aircraft carries no air-to-air weapons nor any type of decoy munitions.

Usage in battles

The MiG 15’s main opponents are the same as most Russian Jets, mostly American and British Jets, although some Piston driven aircraft will be a threat at low speeds. The MiG is not very good at turning at high speeds, as it loses speed very easily. If you intend to support your ground allies in any case, bombs are the better option. Rockets are only effective against light ground targets such as AA emplacements and aircraft on the ground. Try to avoid turning battles as the MiG is not exceptional, however, it is better than most Russian aircraft at that battle rating. Being up-tiered is not good news since Tier 6 aircraft have some access to air-to-air missiles. Here avoiding aircraft in some situations is your best bet, that said the cannons, if aimed carefully will rip an aircraft to pieces, causing critical hits or send them back to the hangar.


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Excellent climb rate and acceleration
  • Above average manoeuvrability
  • Powerful main armament, especially effective against bombers
  • Able to carry massive S-21 rockets
  • Ground strike capability


  • Somewhat slow roll rate
  • Poor controllability due to compression at high Mach numbers ( > Mach 0.9)
  • Inhomogeneous main armament with different ballistic characteristics can make aiming difficult
  • Limited ammunition capacity
  • Rockets are difficult to aim due to angled mounts


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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 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."


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See also

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