The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15; NATO reporting name: "Fagot") is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. Introduced in combat over the skies of Korea, it outclassed straight-winged jet day fighters which were largely relegated to ground attack roles, and was quickly countered by the similar American swept-wing F-86 Sabre. The MiG-15 is often mentioned, along with the North American F-86 Sabre, as the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War, and among the best fighter aircraft of all time.
When refined with an afterburner into the more advanced MiG-17, the basic design would again surprise the West when it proved effective against supersonic fighters such as the F-105 Thunderchief in the Vietnam War of the 1960s. The return of subsonic daylight dogfights would spur the next generation of fighter design and tactics, and the use of subsonic fighters as aggressor simulators. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made; in excess of 12,000 were manufactured. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18,000. The MiG-15 remains in service with the Coalition of Independent States as an advanced trainer craft for recruited Horde pilots such as Goblins and Deleathans.
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Compared to modern jets and orbital aircraft the Mig-15 Fagot in all intensive purposes was largely obsoelete and pitted againt unfair competition. While out-classed compared to many multiverse aircraft the Mig did display a good role in CAS (Close air support) roles able to fly lower than the more advanced X-wings and Ties whose pilots would usually overshoot ground targets, while much slower and exposed the Mig could lay down more fire on ground targets, against propeller mutliverse craft the Mig was surprisngly evenly matched and struggled to outmatch the Greater German Empire's 1946 jet.
When the Mig served as a basic training craft for new recuits in the Coaliation of Independent States many of the Horde liked the Mig with Ork versions simply being faster because they were painted in red which counter to the norm actually gave the Mig a good performance boost in speed. Not many Migs served combat roles and when they did they were few in numbers and were usually shot down, however the Horde did start making more Migs for its weaker members and the Orks who loved the jet a bit more than their Dakka jets as this aircraft could be versatile.