Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot-B (3905) as used by the Czechoslovak Air Force at the Luftwaffenmuseum, Berlin-Gatow (Germany)
This MiG-15bis belonged to the 30. Stíhací Bombardovací Letecký Pluk (30th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment) "Ostravský" at Hradec Králové.
Between 1954 and 1958 the Czechoslovak Air Force (Československé Letectvo) used the Aero S-103 as its main jet fighter.
This aircraft was the Soviet MiG-15bis, built under licence by the Aero Vodochody aircraft company.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (NATO reporting name: Fagot) is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In combat over Korea, it outclassed straight-winged jet day fighters, which were largely relegated to ground-attack roles, and was quickly countered by the similar American swept-wing North American F-86 Sabre. The MiG-15 is often mentioned, along with the F-86 Sabre, as the best fighter aircraft of the Korean War. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most produced jet aircraft; in excess of 12.000 were manufactured. Licensed foreign production may have raised the production total to over 18.000. The MiG-15bis is the improved single-seat fighter version. The Aero S-103 are MiG-15bis jet fighters built under license in Czechoslovakia with M06 (licensed VK-1) Motorlet/Walter engines.
The Luftwaffenmuseum, now known as the Militärhistorisches Museum (MHM) der Bundeswehr - Flugplatz Berlin-Gatow
(Bundeswehr Museum of Military History - Berlin-Gatow Airfield), is the Berlin branch of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum. The museum acts as an independent military department. Entrance to the museum is free. The museum is in Berlin at a former Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force (RAF) airfield, RAF Gatow. The focus is on military history, particularly the history of the post-war German Air Force. The museum has a collection of more than 200.000 items, including 155 aeroplanes, 5.000 uniforms and 30.000 books. There are also displays (including aeroplanes) on the history of the airfield when it was used by the RAF. Although there are also several helicopters and MiG fighters used during the Cold War by East German forces.