FS2002 Mig 15 ‘RedBull’

This Mig 15 ‘RedBull’ is flown at airshows by Bill Reesman.GMAX model is fully animated with rolling wheels and workingsuspension. Dynamic virtual Cockpit, multi-res, and breaking parts with damage maps. It has a navigation panel for both the Pacific and European Theaters. The MiG-15 first saw operational flight in 1948. Most Warsaw act nations bought and flew the MiG-15.

AUTHORS:

FSDS Model by Nick Zelazek flyboynz@bellsouth.net
Gmax Model by Ed Wilson “gzr_groundhog”.
Panel by J-P Demmerle “gzr_Gray Wolf”
Textures by J-P Demmerle “gzr_Gray Wolf”
DP file by Hermann Boltz (Krazy)

 

History:

The MiG-15 began life just after WWII when the Soviet Air Force charged the major Soviet aircraft design bureaus with developing a high-altitude day interceptor able to operate from rough strips, reach Mach 0.9, have good maneuverability at high altitude, carry heavy armaments and have a flight endurance of over 1 hour. This was quite the demand considering that they didn’t have a decent jet engine. They purchased an excellent power plant, the Rolls-Royce Nene jet engine, from the British who were desperate for hard cash. The configuration, with the high-set swept wing, high tailplane and nose intake was inspired by the German Focke Wulf Ta-183 design. The Air Standards Coordinating Committee of NATO assigned the code-name “Fagot”. The MiG-15 first saw operational flight in 1948.

More about….Mig 15

Few aircraft are as recognizable as the Soviet MiG-15 fighter. Appearing almost diminutive in comparison to its Korean War adversary, the F-86, the MiG was one of the world’s best fighters in its day. Prior to the Soviet jet being deployed in Korea, U.N. Air Forces held total superiority over the entire Korean peninsula. However, once on the scene, the MiG-15 threatened to overpower American first-generation straight wing jet fighters, such as the F-80 Shooting Star. In response to this danger, the U.S. Air Force rushed the swept wing F-86 Sabre to Japan. Nonetheless, there were never adequate numbers of Sabres available to meet the MiGs on anything approaching even strength. Fast climbing, high flying and packing a powerful punch, the MiG-15 raised the stakes considerably in the battle to control the sky over Korea. The secret deployment of Soviet Fighter regiments to China and North Korea presented the U.N. Air Forces with experienced adversaries, many of them veterans of WWII. Many of the Soviet pilots were proclaimed to have become aces in Korea, and despite wildly inflated victory claims, the Soviet pilots could be counted upon to be both skilled and courageous enemies.

For many months, all the U.N. Air Forces could do was speculate about the capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of the MiG-15. In a desperate effort to get their hands on one of the aircraft, a bounty was offered to any communist pilot who would defect to the West with their MiG. None took the offer. That is until a disallusioned North Korean fighter pilot, unaware of the $100,000 reward, defected with his MiG-15bis, landing at Kimpo. After extensive testing by the Air Force’s best test pilots (including Chuck Yeager), the results confirmed that the MiG-15 was every bit as good as suspected, perhaps even better.

The spectacular MiG-15 fighter used a combination of Russian ingenuity and “borrowed” advanced European aviation technology to become one of the most famous aircraft designs of its era. Called the “aircraft-soldier” by Russian pilots, the aircraft was exceptionally strong and dependable. The MiG-15 is still respected for its speed, maneuverability and firepower; advantages that made it a worthy adversary of the North American F-86 during the Korean War.

The Mikoyan and Gurevich (MiG) design team utilized captured German technology when developing the layout of the MiG-15. The plane’s 35 degree swept wing, fuselage mounted engine and clean lines gave the aircraft exceptional performance. Powered by a unlicensed copy of the famous British Nene centrifugal flow jet engine, the MiG-15 was capable of speeds up to Mach .934. The initial prototype, the I-310, made its first flight in December 1947 and won a fly-off against the Lavochkin La-15. The MiG-15 went into production and entered front line service in 1949.

Shortly after its introduction the MiG-15 entered combat over Korea. Flown by Russian, North Korean and Chinese pilots, the swept wing MiG fighter terrorized U.S.A.F. B-29 bombers flying strategic bombing missions over North Korean cities. The MiG-15’s speed, maneuverability, and heavy armament (two 23mm and one 37mm cannon) allowed it brush aside escorting fighters and rip through the B-29 formations. B-29 losses to MiGs reached such high levels that the U.S.A.F. stopped daylight B-29 bombing raids and flew all strikes under the cover of darkness. Although several MiG-15s were brought down by B-29 gunners and other U.N. aircraft, only the North American F-86 Sabre was the MiG-15’s equal in combat. The MiG’s combat success and its dependability made the plane very popular with Eastern Bloc and Communist nations around the world. Since 1950 roughly 7,500 MiG-15s have been built in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and China. In addition to the Korean War, the MiG-15 has been used extensively as an air defense fighter, an air superiority fighter, a ground attack aircraft and reconnaissance fighter in a number of conflicts in the Middle East and the Orient.

The two seat MiG-15UT1 trainer (known as the “Midget” by NATO) was introduced soon after the standard MiG-15 entered service and served as the standard Soviet advanced trainer for many years. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s MiG-15UT1 was produced in Poland in 1954, and received the designation SBLim-2. The fully restored aircraft features operational dual controls. It carries Soviet markings and is armed with a single 12.7mm machine gun.

SPECIFICATION AND PRODUCTION INFORMATION 

ENGINE: Klimov VK-1F turbojet 7,452 lbs. of thrust

ARMAMENT: One UBK-Ye 12.7mm machine gun or one NS-23
23mm cannon or plus rockets or 2,000 lbs. of bombs

WING SPAN: 33 feet, 3 inches

LENGTH: 33 feet, 4 inches

HEIGHT: 10 feet, 10 inches

MAX. TAKEOFF WEIGHT: 12,006 lbs.

CREW: 2

MANUFACTURED BY: Mikoyan Gurevich

TOTAL MiG-15s BUILT: Over 7,500

TOTAL IN EXISTENCE TODAY: Unknown

FIRST MiG-15 BUILT: 1949

MUSEUM’S MiG-15UTI BUILT: 1954

MAXIMUM SPEED: 579 mph

RANGE (W/EXTERNAL TANKS): 450 miles

SERVICE CEILING: 49,729 feet

COMMENT:

Once again I have been flying with another excellent aircraft like it is the Mig 15 ‘RedBull’. I have spoted some things that can be: improved, corrected or maybe things that could have been included. Firstly I have seen that when you are in the main cabin you can see all around you by puting the side views. Then, if you move to the virtual cabin’s view you will have a panel that is fine, but it could have been more detialed.Also if you look down to the yoke you will see that if you move your joystick left the yoke in the aircraft will move left and the and if you move the joystick left the aircraft’s yoke will move right. That could be corrected. Secondly, if you turn on the lights, there are no ligths in the outside of the aircraft. To finish just say that this aircraft has wheel movement. After all a good model with good textures.
My rating is 9/10



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