The MiG-15 is a highly-capable clear-weather interceptor and light ground attack aircraft that saw much action in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Known as “Fagot” to NATO and “Type 15” to the USSR, it was the first swept-wing jet fighter to come out of the Mikoyan-Gurevich stable in the late 1940s. The MiG-15 served in large numbers during the 1950-53 Korean War, where its maneuverability and high transonic speed made it superior to all UN aircraft except the F-86 Sabre. The MiG-15 is credited with the first ever air-to-air jet kill, downing a USAF F-80C Shooting Star on November 1, 1950.
The DCS variant is the improved MiG-15bis ("second") type, which entered service in 1950 with a Klimov VK-1 engine giving it an effective top speed of Mach 0.92 (685 mph)
A powerful 37mm autocannon in the lower right fuselage (40 rounds total) and 2 × 23mm autocannon in the lower left fuselage (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total) give the MiG-15bis tremendous punch. In the secondary light ground attack role, the Fagot can also carry 100 kg bombs or rocket pods on its twin underwing hardpoints.
On 23 October 1951, 56 MiG-15bis intercepted nine B-29 Superfortresses escorted by 34 F-86 Sabres and 55 F-84E Thunderjets. Despite being outnumbered, the Soviet-piloted MiG-15s shot down/and or seriously damaged eight B-29s and two F-84Es, losing only one MiG in return, leading the Americans to call that day "Black Tuesday".
Some 18,000 MiG-15s were built and served in every nation under the Soviet sphere of influence during the Cold War and on into the 21st century. Battle the equally superb DCS: F-86 Sabre and see who comes out on top.
The environmental control system is used to provide the pilot with normal environmental conditions (cockpit temperature and pressure) when performing flights at all operational altitudes. The ECS consists of the air supply and auxiliary ventilation subsystems.
Air is supplied to the cockpit from the engine compressor (5). Warm air from the engine compressor is fed through the air filter (7) and one-way valve (4) to the cockpit air supply valve (2) and further to the blowing duct (1), located under the front windshield and along the canopy sides. The purpose of the blowing duct is to use air flowing into cockpit for windshield and canopy defogging.
Cockpit air is supplied from the engine compressor only. Hot and cold air generation is achieved by splitting a common pipeline into two parts and selectively insulating only one of them.
The cockpit air supply valve is an element of both the air supply and pneumatic systems. It is a cylindrical plug valve, which the pilot can use to regulate (control) the cockpit air supply.
The cockpit air supply valve is connected to the cockpit pressurization line, which supplies air at a pressure of 2.9±0.2 kg/cm2 into cockpit pressurization hose (from the pneumatic system).
Auxiliary ventilation system
The MiG-15bis is equipped with an auxiliary ventilation system (12), which can be used by the pilot to ventilate the cockpit when flying at low altitudes in hot outside temperatures. In the simulation, the auxiliary ventilation system can be used to ventilate out cockpit smoke in case of fire (WIP).
Correct use of the environmental control system is an important part of flight operational safety and failure to configure the related controls properly can lead to the pilot's loss of consciousness and canopy fogging (WIP).
The pneumatic system consists of the main and emergency pneumatic systems:
The main pneumatic system provides:
The emergency pneumatic system provides: