Mig 15 War Thunder

If I try to get into a climbing war with it I'll lose if the pilot is able to survive the 2-3 sec it takes to start gaining massive alt. The Pilot of the MiG 15 is not going to hold down the trigger. If its a GDR Mig then you might get lucky but if its a russian one then the pilot is going to know how the guns feel like. You can help War Thunder Wiki by expanding it. The Mikouyan-Gouerevitch MiG-15 is a jet fighter of the early Cold War. It's 1st appearance in the Korean War was a major surprise for the USAF. The MiG's quickly shot down 3 F-80's. The term “MiG” in this region’s nickname is a reference to the Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft which were predominantly used during most of the conflict. This site is known to have been host to the world’s first large scale jet-vs-jet air battles, as MiG-15’s clashed with jets such as the North American F-86 Sabre. War Thunder T-2 vs Mig-19S Going Vertical. F-86A-5 Sabre Tips, Tricks, and Gameplay - War Thunder 1.85. MiG-15 takeoff from Runway 2, KSAF, NM, USA.

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Mig 15 War Thunder

MiG-15Bis number 15 of the Soviet Air Force,
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Top of the Soviet aviation line, the MiG-15 is one of the most iconic jet fighter aircraft designs from after the Second World War. Earning its reputation on fame over the skies of Korea against its US contemporary, the F-86 Sabre.

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The MiG-15 in War Thunder

Representing the pinnacle of Soviet Aviation within War Thunder, the MiG-15 and MiG-15Bis are located at the very top of the Polikarpov and MiG fighter line at Rank V. The MiG-15 can be researched from its predecessor, the MiG-9/L and has a BR of 8.3 in Arcade and Simulator Battles, with a BR of 8.0 in Realistic Battles. The MiG-15 features a powerful cannon arrangement of 2 x 23mm and 1x 37mm, excellent high altitude performance and is highly effective in vertical maneuvers. Unlike the MiG-9, the MiG-15 is also the first soviet jet aircraft to feature an airbrake which is extremely useful in combat situations. The aircraft does however have its downsides

X-ray view of the MiG-15 in War Thunder.

The lack of an “All-flying tailplane” (such as that featured on the Sabre) leads to less control over the aircraft at higher speeds approaching 1000 kph. Whilst the MiG is initially faster in acceleration by comparison to the Sabre, this does mean that when higher speeds are achieved, the Sabre will hold some advantages over the MiG-15. As well as this, the combination of 37mm and 23mm cannons creates aiming issues for pilots not familiar with their ballistic properties or velocity. Due to the size of these cannons, ammo is also restricted by comparison to other top tier jet aircraft.

Once pilots have learned to use the MiG-15s excellent rate of climb, acceleration and high altitude capabilities to their advantage, the downsides of the aircraft are far less significant than the positives. In the right hands the MiG-15 can be a devastating combatant, capable of dealing with any aircraft in game swiftly. Teamwork, Squads and communication will also be beneficial when flying the MiG-15 as effective coordination between multiple pilots allows you to use this aircraft to its maximum potential. After mastering the MiG-15, you can research its improved variant, the MiG-15Bis.

Featuring a BR of 9.0 in Arcade Battles and 8.7 in Realistic and Simulator Battles, the MiG-15Bis is commonly regarded as one of the best aircraft in game. As well as being available to USSR pilots, German pilots can also take to the controls of the MiG-15Bis after researching the He-162.

The MiG-15 in history

First taking to the air in December of 1947, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 jet fighter aircraft came as a massive shock to the west when it appeared in the skies over Korea in the early 1950s. The swept wing fighter quickly proved itself as a capable and effective combat aircraft and forged a fearsome reputation.

A North Korean MiG-15Bis in the hands USAF

The prototype I-310 was designed around the British Rolls Royce Nene engine which was purchased under licence from Great Britain as the RD-45. Featuring sleek swept back wings, tricycle undercarriage and the same armament as its predecessor, the MiG-9, in the form of 2 x 23mm NS-23 cannons (Later replaced by NR-23 cannons in the MiG-15Bis model) and a single 37mm N-37D cannon all mounted centrally under the nose intake. The new aircraft was designed as an interceptor with heavy armament capable of quickly taking out bomber formations and was one of the most advanced aircraft in the world at the time.

Entering service between 1949-50, the MiG-15 made its operational combat debut in the Korean War, completely outclassing the first generation jet fighter aircraft of the UN forces such as the F-80 and F-84. The MiG’s excellent rate of climb, high speed performance and deadly weaponry proved superior to the early jets and was only challenged by the arrival of the North American F-86 Sabre. At the time, the Sabre was the only aircraft capable of effectively combating the MiG in aerial combat and the pair became synonymous with the conflict.

From 1950, the MiG-15 was later developed into the Bis model, featuring a new engine, armament changes and minor overall improvements, however the aircraft would ultimately lead to the development of the MiG-17. The MiG-15 was also a hugely successful export aircraft, operated by countless nations such as Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, China, North Korea and Vietnam to name but a few. Licence built versions of the MiG-15 also existed such as the Chinese J-2, Czech S-102/3 and Polish Lim-1.

The MiG-15 is a true icon of aviation and will provide experienced pilots with an impressive top tier jet fighter when employed to its strengths, being more than a match to any other aircraft in game.

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Pilots, the time has come to prove your skill in controlling the highest class of aircraft available in War Thunder! Join in with this weekend’s “Black Thursday” event to engage in jet warfare over Korea!

Black Thursday is the nickname given by USAF pilots to a a Korean War event which took place in the famous ‘MiG Valley’, in which Soviet MiG-15 jets attacked B-29 Superfortress aircraft during a bombing mission over Korea.

MiG-15s curving in to attack USAF B-29s

MiG Alley, as the region is referred to by United Nations pilots, is a portion of North Korea which was the site of numerous dogfights between UN and North Korean forces. Nations allied with North Korea also took part in the air battles of this region, including airmen from the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union. The term “MiG” in this region’s nickname is a reference to the Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft which were predominantly used during most of the conflict. This site is known to have been host to the world’s first large scale jet-vs-jet air battles, as MiG-15’s clashed with jets such as the North American F-86 Sabre.

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On the 12th of April, 1951, three MiG-15 squadrons, with a total of 30 aircraft, attacked a group of B-29 Superfortress bombers of the USAF, and following the events which took place during this attack, pilots from the USAF began referring to this date as “Black Thursday”. The B-29 aircraft were under the protection of about 100 F-80 Shooting Star’s and F-84 Thunderjet’s. Despite being clearly outnumbered, the pilots of the MiG-15’s were able to fly past their non-swept wing foes, and engage the B-29s. In total, three were shot down, and 7 were damaged, and the Soviet side had been able to accomplish this without any casualties. Following this event, US sorties in the region were halted for a period of about 3 months. Night missions, using small groups of bomber aircraft, continued after this, as daylight attacks on Korea were discontinued.

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