MiG 15

Apart from various aerodynamic advantages, the MiG-15 was also much more heavily armed than the Sabre which, like the Shooting Star, was equipped with six 50 caliber machine guns. In contrast, both the British and the Soviets had learned during the previous war that cannon fire was much more effective than machine guns, so MiG-15s were fitted with two 23mm cannon and a single 37mm cannon, which could literally blow apart a tank.


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