UTI MiG-15 jet trainer aircraft

Engine type:RD 45F
Power output:2,270 kW
Wingspan:10.60 m
Wing area:20.60 sqm
Length:10.86 m
Height:3.81 m
Empty weight:3,724 kg
Maximum take-off weight:5,412 kg
Maximum speed:920 km/h
Landing speed:180 km/h
Take-off run:700 m
Service ceiling:14,825 m
Range:950 km
Machine gun:1 x 12.7mm A-12.7 machine gun
Ammunition:60 (12.7 mm)
The training version The UTI MiG-15 Soviet jet trainer is the two-seat training version of the MiG-15 fighter jet. The Hungarian People's Army used 49 such planes that served between 1951 and 1974. NATO reporting name: Midget. In the Hungarian People's Army The first four UTI MiG-15s arrived in Tököl in 1951. These were the Hungarian People's Army's first jet planes. The Soviet instructors used these planes to start training the Hungarian pilots. While all the MiG-15bisz planes used in Hungary were Soviet made, the training UTI MiG-15 versions included ones manufactured in Poland and Czechoslovakia. Over the years seven planes in total were destroyed, causing nine deaths. The plane on display was made in the Soviet Union in 1955; serial number: 513203 An experiment in reconstruction In 2007 the Jetage Foundation began refurbishing a UTI MiG-15 that was manufactured and had served in Poland. In Hungary, the aeronautic authority listed the plane as HA-UTI. After several years work the refurbished plane was first flown in July 2011. However, on its fourth take-off the HA-UTI crashed from a few metres’ height on July 18, 2011. The two people on board were not injured but the plane suffered serious damage.