The MiG 15 is a 1:25 built up scale model jet.
In Nov. 1950 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 printed balsa and balsa strip wood, vacuum-molded canopy, wire, TissueCal™ markings and Easy Built Lite tissue in silver and red. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, glue and catapult rubber.
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $34.95
This 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
"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