The MiG-15 is a jet fighter created for the Soviet Union by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB. One of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, its claim to fame was outclassing all straight-winged enemy fighters in skies over Korea. It is said to be one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made! An estimated 18,000 were built!
In its early design stages, the jet fighter was missing a suitable engine. In 1949, the improved MiG-15bis version appeared, and a two-seat trainer version, the MiG-15UTI, was also introduced. In 1950, Western air forces were surprised at the combat capability of the new design in the skies over Korea. The MiG-15 could out-climb, out-turn, and fly higher than the US-built F-86 Sabre!
The MiG-15's maximum speed is 668 MPH and has a range of about 1,156 miles. It can climb 11,4580 per minute, with a service ceiling of 50,853 feet!