PZL-Mielec SB Lim-2 “Midget”

Our Aircraft’s History

PZL-Mielec SB Lim-2 “Midget”~  This Midget is a Polish built, 2-seat MiG-15UTI, built via contract from Mikoyan-Gurevich.  Research is continuing on our aircraft’s history. The Midget is on loan from a private owner.

Specifications/Performance (MiG-15UTI)

  • Role: Formation and Training jet fighter
  • Crew: Pilot and trainer in tandem seating
  • Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB (SB Lim-2 – PZL-Mielec)
  • Country of origin: USSR (SB Lim-2 – Poland)
  • Length: 33 ft 2 in
  • Height: 12 ft 1.7 in
  • Engine: 1 x Klimov VK-1 turbojet, 5,950 lbf
  • Weight empty: 8,208 lb
  • Takeoff weight: 10,690 lb
  • Max speed: 631 mph @ 9843 ft (Mach .894)
  • Service ceiling: 47,970 ft
  • Range: 590 mi

Armament, notable

  • Cannon: 1 x  NR-23 23mm (w/80 rounds)
  • Guns: 1 x 12.7 mm UBK-E machine gun (w/150 rounds)
  • Hardpoints: 2 x 220 lb bombs or unguided rockets
  • Camera: An S-13 camera gun was added to the upper lip of the engine air intake

Museum display note: awaiting to be re-marked with Polish Air Force insignia and markings

Designed to replace: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 “Fargo”

Replaced by: PZL-Mielec Lim-6 “Fresco”