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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MIG 15 bis






Here are some images of Tamiyas 1/48 scale Mikoyan Gurevich Mig 15 bis. From Wikipedia "The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in daylight. The MiG-15 also served as the starting point for development of the more advanced MiG-17 which was still an effective threat to supersonic American fighters over North Vietnam in the 1960s. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built. Licensed foreign production perhaps raised the total to over 18,000. The MiG-15 is often mentioned along with the North American F-86 Sabre in lists of the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War and in comparison with fighters of other eras.

7 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Did the back half of the plane actually come off, or just in the model version?

Warren Zoell said...

Yes it did to access the engine. The Sabre did the same thing as well as a lot of other aircraft during that time period.

Kal said...

That is a sweet looking cold war fighter.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Kal.

Al. said...

You did a fine job on a great plane Warren.

I'm currently building the Trumpeter version and would like to get one of those rear fuselage dolly's. Did it come with the Tamiya kit or is an after market item?

Al.

Warren Zoell said...

AI - It came with the kit.

Al. said...

Ah! nuts! Fugured as much. Oh! well