Overview: Mikoyan MiG-15 Fagot
The Mikoyan MiG-15 Fagot was an important fighter jet, being one of the very first to successfully incorporate a swept wing design for high transonic speeds. Introduced in the late 1940s, many planes of the time used straight-wing designs, which the MiG-15 quickly outclassed. The MiG-15 was ahead of its time and really shook up the way fighter jets were designed, with the West countering the MiG-15 with the North American F-86 Sabre. The later updated MiG-17 even surprised the west when it proved highly effective against F-105 Thundercheifs and F-4 Phantom IIs in the Vietnam War.
With over 13,000 produced, the MiG-15 is also believed to be the most widely-produced fighter jet ever to exist and with it’s low cost and high manoeuvrability it’s easy to see why. In some countries, the MiG-15 is still in service today as an advanced trainer and being nimble yet easy to fly, it’s easy to see why. Here at Jetify, the MiG-15 is an exceptional choice and one that allows you to really get to grips with the rawness of jet-propelled flight.