The MiG-17

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17) (NATO reporting name: Fresco) (China:Shenyang J-5) (Poland: PZL-Mielec Lim-5) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the very similar appearing MiG-15 of the Korean War.

The MiG-17 first saw combat in 1958 over the Straits of Taiwan and was used as an effective threat against supersonic fighters of the United States in the Vietnam War. It was also briefly known as the "Type 38", by U.S. Air Force designation prior to the development of NATO codes.

Operational History

 

Under Construction

Our MiG 17s

 

Currently we have both a MiG-17A, and  MiG17F.

 

 

 

Specifications (MiG-17F)

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1

  • Length: 36 ft 7 in

  • Wingspan: 31 ft 7 in

  • Height: 12 ft 5 1/2 in

  • Wing area: 243.3 ft²

  • Empty weight: 8,640 lb

  • Loaded weight: 11,770 lb

  • Max. takeoff weight: 13,375 lb

  • Fuel capacity: 364 US gal

  • Powerplant: 1 × Klimov VK-1F turbojet

    • Dry Thrust 5,955 lbf

    • Thrust with afterburner 7,423 lbf

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 618 knots / 711 mph

  • Range:1,111 mi, 1,280 mi with external tanks

  • Service ceiling: 54,450 ft

  • Rate of climb: 12,800 ft/min

  • Wing loading: 48 lb/ft²

  • Thrust/weight: 0.63

Armament

  • 1x 37 mm Nudelman N-37 cannon (40 rounds total)

  • 2x 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)

  • Up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of external stores on two pylons, including 100 kg (220 lb) and 250 kg (550 lb) bombs, unguided rockets or external fuel tanks.

  • (some versions equipped with 3x NR-23 cannons and 4x K-13 mis

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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