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MIG-15UTI 3-47 stored at Tiana-Rinas in May 2006.
(photo, Chris Lofting)

Mikoyan MiG-15UTI/Shenyang FT-2 * Retired *
Four Soviet-built MiG-15UTI delivered in crates aboard ship on 31 January 1955, and assembled during April 1955. Unlike the MiG-15bis delivered at the same time, these aircraft were new-build examples. These were followed by four Czech-built CS.102 and four FT-2 from China in 1956. Used for advanced pilot training and conversion training. Note: As stated in references 4 and 5, no MiG-15s were actually manufactured in China, and so any aircraft described as 'Shenyang FT-2' were Russian-built examples re-exported.

Circa 2000 the type was withdrawn from service and in 2002 all 13 survivors were put up for sale.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
11     1955 MiG-15UTI
246     1955 MiG-15UTI
"07" 2707   1955 MiG-15UTI, dumped Kucove May 2006
3-14 4114   1955 MiG-15UTI, stored Rinas May 2006
3-26 120028   1956 MiG-15UTI, flown to Italy 4 March 1997 but returned. stored Rinas May 2006
3-38 5338   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Rinas May 2006
3-47 4718   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Rinas May 2006
4-46     1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
4-61 6128?   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
4-65     1956 FT-2?
4-90     1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-02 6322   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-03 6323   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-08     1956 MiG-15UTI noted May 2006
5-09 2709   1956 MiG-15UTI, preserved Kucove May 2006
5-10 6410   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-11 2711   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-12     1956 FT-2, noted 1992?
5-14     1956 FT-2, noted 1992?
5-16 2716   1955 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-24 6324   1955 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-30 726   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-44 0315392   19?? MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-71 3716   1956 MiG-15UTI, stored Kucove May 2006
5-74     1956 MiG-15UTI, noted May 2006

References:

  1. Air International December 1992
  2. Aerospace Encyclopedia of the World's Air Forces (Aerospace, 1999)
  3. Air Forces Research March 1996
  4. Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft (1995)
  5. Encyclopedia of World Military Aircraft (Aerospace, 1996)
  6. Air Forces Monthly April 2004
  7. European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III)


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