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MiG-15 in Korean Combat

Article about: I'D SAY IT WAS AN ATTEMPT AT A ALL WEATHER MIG-15. tHE BLACK AREA ABOVE THE INTAKE IS PROBABLY A RADAR, INTERESTING MIG. YOU DIDN'T HAPPEN UPON ANY P-61'S IN YOUR JOURNEY AROUND CHINA? The M

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ID:	491161All this talk about the MIG-15 and it's cannons, the US never went with them because they were to heavy and the ammo was limited, the 6 .50 cal on the F-86 like those of WWII could be adjusted to intersect at a certain distance, you could also fire 4 at one time or 2 at a time.. A 3 sec burst from 6 .50s was all that was needed. But the big difference here were the pilots, and the MIG-15 was pretty crude compared to the F-86, tactics will out way armorment.
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    I have read many conflicting combat reports and opinions on the MiG-15bis and the F86 Sabre,which one do you think was the better aircraft?

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    I have no idea what variant it is, but this is a MiG that I found while I was strolling around a rather large, rainforesty park in Southern China.
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    I have no idea what variant it is, but this is a MiG that I found while I was strolling around a rather large, rainforesty park in Southern China.
    Hi,it`s a MiG-17.....Pete.
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    Shenyang J-5A all weather fighter (the small radar dome in the intake)
    Cheers
    Dave

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    Shenyang J-5A all weather fighter (the small radar dome in the intake)
    Cheers
    Dave
    Same plane,just made in different country....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Same plane,just made in different country....Pete.
    That's correct Pete.Licence built Mig 17.Over 1800 examples manufactured in China of all marks for the PLAAF and export.
    I wonder what the actual licence build quota really was ?
    Cheers
    Dave

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    The .50 cal MGs were obsolescent as air to air weapons post WW2-the USN abandoned them in favour of 20mm cannon for their jet fighters and even for later versions of the piston engine aircraft types-all other countries that designed aircraft after the war also made the change to cannon-the Brownings lacked range and explosive effect, remembering that USAF never actually faced the problem of shooting down modern enemy bombers in any numbers late in WW2 and would have found great problems doing so with the .50s given the increase in size and structure of aircraft in the post war period.

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    The .50 cal MGs were obsolescent as air to air weapons post WW2-the USN abandoned them in favour of 20mm cannon for their jet fighters and even for later versions of the piston engine aircraft types-all other countries that designed aircraft after the war also made the change to cannon-the Brownings lacked range and explosive effect, remembering that USAF never actually faced the problem of shooting down modern enemy bombers in any numbers late in WW2 and would have found great problems doing so with the .50s given the increase in size and structure of aircraft in the post war period.
    Could not agree more,by 1945 the .50 cal was obsolescent as an air to air weapon for the exact reasons you give.
    It's been and interesting thread with plenty of valid opinions.
    Maybe we should have a crack at FW190 vs P 51 next.
    All the best
    Dave

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