MiG-15 Russian Fighter Aircraft

Technology developed during the Second World War brought the battle for air superiority to new levels. The outbreak of the Korean War caused the development of jet-powered fighter aircraft such as the MiG-15, once again changing the nature of air combat. The old, slow-moving bomber aircraft of World War II would become obsolete in the face of these new terrors.

Instead of simply mounting jet engines on the old propeller-driven airframe, Soviet engineers employed a swept-back wing design and horizontal stabilizers. This afforded the MiG-15 a top speed approaching the speed of sound and a climb-rate completely unseen before in aerial combat. This engineering feat was first seen in November of 1950 when a B-29 Superfortress was engaged by enemy aircraft that moved so fast it could not be identified. The MiG-15 was able to damage the Superfortress and escape their Lockheed F-80 escorts, who attempted to pursue the attacker with no success.

Lightly armed with two 23mm cannons and one 37mm cannon and a top speed of 668 mph, the MiG-15 was designated as a bomber interceptor. It was equipped with a Klimov VK-1 turbojet engine, making it all but impossible to be targeted by Superfortress defensive guns. It took the development of the F-86 Sabre by the United States to successfully combat the MiG-15 in the skies over Korea.

Specifications:

Crew: 1
Engine: Klimov VK-1 turbojet
Speed: 668 mph (580 knots, 1075 km/h)
Range: 1156 mph (1860 km, 1004 nautical miles)
Rate of Climb: 11,480 feet per minute
Armament: Nudelman N-37 37mm cannon, 2x Nudelman NR-23 23mm cannons

The MiG-15 - Russian Fighter Aircraft kit comes with the following features

Includes custom 360 degree printed North Korean pilot
Retractable landing gear
Sticker sheet with both Soviet and North Korean markings
Air brakes
Printed gun sights
Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
Includes 460 genuine new-condition LEGO®, BrickArms elements
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

S$262.50

MiG-15 Russian Fighter Aircraft