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Kit JX-02 MiG 15 is a 1/25 built up scale model jet. Includes a
In Nov. 1950 when the Russian-built MiG-15 was introduced into battle
by the Communists, U.N. forces were startled by its advanced design
and exceptional performance and hoped one of the planes could be
acquired for technical analysis and flight evaluation. However,
MiG-15 pilots were very careful not to fly over U.N. territory where
they might be forced down. In Apr. 1953, the U.S. Far East Command
made an offer of $100,000 for the first MiG-15 delivered intact.
On Sep. 21, 1953, personnel at Kimpo Air Base near Seoul, Korea
were surprised to see a MiG-15 suddenly land downwind and roll to
a stop. The plane was piloted by a 21-year old Senior Lt. Kum Sok
No of the North Korean Air Force who had decided to fly to South
Korea because he "was sick and tired of the red deceit."
This kit includes a full-size rolled plan, building
instructions, hand sorted and weighed printed balsa
and balsa strip wood, vacuum-formed canopy, wire,
TissueCal™ markings (printed directly on tissue),
and Easy Built Lite tissue in
silver and red. You will need a hobby
knife, fine sandpaper, building
board, glue, and catapult
JX-02 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 15
Class: Scale flyer, 1:25 scale
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
Extra vacuum-molded canopy. Price: $3.26
Extra TissueCal markings for this kit. Price: $4.50
Click here to read about the fun Rich Pignata is having flying after he added the PowerUP to his Flying Wing.
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Pictured above is a model built by Chris Starleaf which weighed
in at 22.5 grams before the installation of a Rapier L2 motor.
"Very nice kit. Fast build. I built this one for rubber-power, eliminating the Jetex mount, and making the rear fuselage formers “whole.” I added the wing fences and the nose intake nacelle, which makes a nice pocket for a little clay for balancing. I covered the fuselage with silkspan and brush-painted it silver. This little plane has a very nice glide. After taking it to the next Blacksheep meeting for show ‘n’ tell, I’m going to give it to a Russian friend." - Matthew Payne
To read Matt Payne's notes for converting his MiG 15 for rubber powered flight click here.
"Took some liberties with your kit - Added wing air spoilers, landing gear, guns, and also built up the air intake and exhaust openings. Built up the body to exclude the jet pack openings. Model has North Korean markings." - Jim Choquette
"Many thanks for a fun model, I enjoyed making it." - David Helps, Cape Town, South Africa
A catapult designed for launching jet models
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.