Model Airplane News
March, 1951

Model Airplane News Cover for March, 1951 by Jo Kotula Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG 15

Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG 15
Model Airplane News Cover Art for March, 1951
by Jo Kotula
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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 jet fighter was developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich who had a long history of successful designs from the 1930s on. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters. It was the nemesis of the USAF in the Korean War. The MiG-15 led to the more advanced MiG-17 that challenged supersonic American fighters over North Vietnam in the 1960s. The MiG-15 is one of the most numerous jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built in Russia and another 6,000 under foreign license.

Mig-15 in USAF Markings     MiG-15 and USAF F-86 Sabre together

The MiG -15
(left) a MiG-15 flown to the US by a Soviet defector
(middle) The MiG-15 with its principal adversary, the F-86 Sabre Jet

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Here is a historical documentary on the MiG-15:

In addition to the cover of Model Airplane News, this airplane was also featured in the WINGS "Friend or Foe" trading card series of the early 1950s

 Card 002 of the Wings Friend or Foe series  MiG-15

Trading card representation of the MiG-15
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Cleveland made an "Simplex" kit for the MiG-15, but interest in balsa models was waning during the jet era.

Cleveland Simplex Kit for the MiG-15      Cleveland Simplex Kit for the MiG-15

Cleveland Model of the MiG-15
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You can buy the plans and patterns that will enable you to make this model right now. Click Here to go to the exact location on the Cleveland Website to get them.

Cleveland Site Location of the MiG-15   

MiG-15 at the Cleveland Site

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