Questions tagged [mig-15-17]

For questions about the pioneering MiG-15/17 family of first-generation fighter jets.

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Why does the MiG-15 have a cruciform tail?

The horizontal stabilizers of the MiG-15 are halfway up the tail. This is called a cruciform tail. Why did they put them there? Why not a T-tail or the normal tail where the stabilizers are on the ...
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Why are the colors of the MiG-15's attitude indicator inverted?

Why are the colors of the MiG-15's attitude indicator inverted (blue on the ground side, brown on the sky side)? Source: http://www.warbirdalley.com/mig17.htm
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Would an area-ruled fuselage improve the MiG-15/17's performance?

The top speed range of these MiG 15-17 airplanes is in the transonic region, but, when they were first designed, the area rule was unknown. Even if owning a jet fighter is not exactly 'Maintaining ...
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