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MiG-15 Fagot, MiG-15bis:

 

AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION
AND U. S. MARINE CORPS MUSEUM

The early MiG-15bis, currently on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, was previously displayed at the U. S. Marine Corps Museum at Quantico, Virginia.  This photo set contains a few photos of this Fagot B in both locations taken by Bert Kinzey.  While the aircraft now has its cannons removed, they were in place at the Marine Corps Museum, and the photos of these cannons with their fairings open are of particular interest.

Detail & Scale thanks Hill Goodspeed and the staff of the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Michael Starn at the Marine Corps Museum for making it possible to take these photographs.

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A close-up of the inlet shows the landing light behind is triangular-shaped clear cover inside the air flow divider.  This feature indicates an early MiG-15bis.  Black protective covers are inside the inlet.  Also note the S-13 gun camera near the top of the lip of the inlet.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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One of the main reasons this photo set is included is because the cannon armament of this MiG-15bis was still installed in the aircraft and the fairings were opened when it was displayed at the U. S. Marine Corps Museum.  The cannons are usually removed from display aircraft.  This is the N-37 37-mm cannon on the right side of the forward fuselage.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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An overall view of the two NR-23 23-mm cannons on the left side of the forward fuselage shows the fairings for the barrels to good effect. The fact that the fairings for the shell ejector slots are present indicated that the cannons are NR-23s rather than the earlier NS-23s.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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A close-up provides a look into the gun bay for the two 23-mm cannons and shows details of the weapons.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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This is the instrument panel in the same aircraft after it was moved to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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From this angle, additional details of the gun sight and the control column are visible.   (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Details on the right side of the cockpit are shown here.  This cockpit is in very good condition and is very representative of what an operational MiG-15bis cockpit would look like.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Looking straight down into the cockpit, the floor and seat bucket are visible.  Ejection seats in MiG-15s were so bad that many pilots chose to try to make a crash landing rather than eject.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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A lot of exposed wiring can be seen on the left side of the cockpit, but this is what an operational aircraft would look like.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The top of the seat and the area behind it are seen here.  Note the center track for the canopy.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The MiG-15s canopy had thicker lateral framework than the later MiG-17, and there was no mirror mounted on top of the forward canopy frame.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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JET FIGHTERS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
PART 1: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
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U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II
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Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 1: Atlantic
Coast Squadrons
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Colors & Markings of the F-102
Delta Dagger

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 2: Pacific
Coast Squadrons

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