DCS: MiG-15bis

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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.

Release: 03/11/2016

Environmental control system

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.

Environmental control system
  1. Windshield blower and cockpit blowing duct
  2. Cockpit air supply valve with slide valve
  3. Cold air line OKN-30 one-way valve
  4. Hot air line OKN-30 one-way valve
  5. Air supply from engine
  6. Line splitter into hot and cold air supply lines
  1. Filter
  2. KRP-48 safety check valve
  3. Air drain line with plug (removed before flight)
  4. Pressure regulator
  5. Leg warming blower
  6. Auxiliary ventilation system

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.

Environmental control system
  1. Cockpit pressurization line
  2. Valve setting pointer
  3. Cold air line
  4. Valve
  5. Hot air line

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).

Pneumatic system

The pneumatic system consists of the main and emergency pneumatic systems:

Pneumatic system
  1. Emergency gear extension valve
  2. Emergency pressure gauges
  3. Emergency flap extension valve
  4. Emergency flap compressed air tank
  5. Emergency and one-way valves
  6. Charging valve
  7. Cockpit pressurization valve
  8. Air filter
  9. Pneumatic system pressure gauge
  1. RV-50 and RV-3 pressure reduction valves
  2. Emergency tanks charging valve
    1. 11а. Cockpit air supply valve (from the environmental control system) and slide valve (from the pneumatic system) in a common casing
  3. PU-8 differential valve
  4. PU-7 braking valve
  5. Landing gear extension cylinders
  6. Hydraulic lock
  7. Landing gear bay doors cylinder
  8. Flap extension cylinder
  1. Main air tanks
  2. Onboard charging connector
  3. Emergency air tanks inside the landing gear struts
  4. Main landing gear wheel (with brake drum and pad)
  5. Braking system two-pointer pressure gauge
  6. Gun reload shutoff valve
  7. Gun reload receiver
  1. A - air supply for canopy strip seal
  2. B - air supply for the gun reloading system

The main pneumatic system provides:

  • main landing gear brakes control;
  • air supply for canopy strip seal (the cockpit pressurization line) (A);
  • gun reloading (B).

The emergency pneumatic system provides:

  • emergency gear extension;
  • emergency flap extension.