MiG-15 - Kunovice, Czech Republic
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N 49° 02.061 E 017° 27.494
33U E 679670 N 5434184
Quick Description: MiG-15 in Kunovice Aviation Museum
Location: Zlínský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/10/2019 11:22:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM10253
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Kunovice Aviation Museum was founded in 1970 by members of the Moravian Aeroclub, Alois Hrácek and Jirí Marek. Initially it was built as a museum or cooperative aircraft produced in a factory in Kunovice (visit link) .

The air museum at Kunovice focuses its exhibition primarily on aircraft built by the Let company (visit link) , which has its headquarters at the Kunovice airport (visit link) . Let was originally established as a branch of the Prague based Avia company in 1936 assigned to do maintenance on Avia built aircraft. Let came into its own as a manufacturer in the 1950s initially by producing designs of other companies.

The museum’s collection also includes a selection of former Czechoslovak air force aircraft including MiG-15, MiG-19 and MiG-21 fighter jets as well as Sukhoi Su-7 attack aircraft, a Mil Mi-4 helicopter and two variants of the Avia Av-14 transport, the Av-14 being the Czech license built version of the Illyushin Il-14.


MiG-15
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (NATO reporting name: Fagot) is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In combat over 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 North American F-86 Sabre. The MiG-15 is often mentioned, along with the F-86 Sabre, as the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War.

Source and more information: (visit link)

More history of this airframe: (visit link)



MiG-15 No. 3005
Date of Production: 1957
Construction Number: 713005
Serial Number / Registration Code: 3005
More information: (visit link)
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): MiG-15

Tail Number: (S/N): 3005

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Kunovice Aviation Museum

inside / outside: outside

Access restrictions:
https://www.museum-kunovice.cz/muzeum/otviraci-doba2/


Other Information:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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