Aircraft Photo of 2057 | Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis | North Korea - Air Force | AirHistory.net #109102
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:2057
Aircraft Original Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Aircraft Generic Type:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Aircraft Version:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
C/n (msn):2015357
Operator / Titles:North Korea - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
 
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 109102
Photo Comment

This is possibly the most valuable MiG-15 ever produced, certainly from an US perspective. During the Korean War the US tried unsuccessfully to obtain a 'Fagot' for technical and evaluation puposes but this example landed at Kimpo AB, South Korea by defecting pilot No Kum-Sok. Subsequently test flown and evaluated an offer to North Korea to hand back the plane to it's 'righful owners' was rebuffed and so instead it went on display at the National Museum of the USAF at Dayton.

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