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Full Throttle
Mig 15bis
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--------------------- Medium Print image size 43cm x 34cm approx. £49 --------------------- Large Print image size 56cm x 43.5cm approx. £69
-------------------- Remarque image size 56cm x 43.5cm approx. single £134 double £183
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Original Oil Painting image size 60cm x 50cm approx. £950 -------------------------------------------------
During the Korean War in the 1950’s,  MiG-15bis began to appear in the skies  over Korea and quickly proved superior  to straight-wing American jets such as  the F-80 and F-84 Thunderjet. The MiG-  15 temporarily gave the Chinese the  advantage in the air and ultimately  forced United Nations forces to halt  daylight bombing. MiG Alley:  The MiG-15's arrival compelled the US  Air Force to begin deploying the new F-  86 Sabre to Korea. Arriving on the  scene, the Sabre restored balance to the air war. In comparison, the F-86 could  out dive and out turn the MiG-15, but  was inferior in rate of climb, ceiling, and  acceleration. Though the Sabre was a  more stable gun platform, the MiG-15's
all-cannon armament was more effective  than the American aircraft's six .50 cal.  machine guns. In addition, the MiG  benefited from the rugged construction  typical of Russian aircraft which made it  difficult to bring down. The most famous engagements  involving the MiG-15 and F-86 occurred  over northwestern North Korea in an  area known a "MiG Alley." In this area,  Sabres and MiGs frequently dueled,  making it the birthplace of jet vs. jet  aerial combat. Throughout the conflict,  many MiG-15s were covertly flown by  experienced Soviet pilots. When  encountering American opposition, these pilots often were evenly matched. As  many of the American pilots were  veterans of World War II, they tended to  have the upper hand when facing MiGs  flown by North Korean or Chinese pilots.