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With that '18 at his 5 O'clock low it looks like the Mig is up.
From what I understand, the MIG 15 is actually a put into production of a prototype Henkel had made just before the war ended, and with the soviets scooping up German talent and technology, it not hard to see the parentage.And speaking of Henkel, it had a jet prototype in 1939, which did not go forward due to Nazi arrogance and hubris, plus infighting with Messerschmitt over who'd get the government contract. Given a table cloth napkin level R & D timeline, had the Nazi's gone forward with the Henkel porotype in 1939, figure 2 to 3 years development, they could have had a operational jet fighter around 1942, when the 8th air force was already being torn to pieces by the Luftwaffe. Sobering, no?
I'm only a fan of the MIG because of the F 86
MiG-17. The 15 only has 2 wind fences on the wings.