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MiG 17A Mighty 8th

A North Vietnamese MiG-17 on display at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Author:Bubba73.

OverviewEdit

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17) (NATO reporting name: Fresco) (China:Shenyang J-5 veriant) (Poland: PZL-Mielec Lim-5 variant) 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.

HistoryEdit

Sirian Mig-17

A Syrian MiG-17 at Betzet landing strip in 1968.

MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Taiwan Strait Crisis and later proved to be an effective threat against more modern 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.

Israelis take 2 from SyriaEdit

On 12 August 1968, 2 Syrian MiG-17F aircraft landed in error at Betzet airstrip.

DataEdit

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17.
Category. Statistic.
First flight. 14 January 1950.
Retired on. Still in use in Congo (Brazzaville), Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cuba, N. Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Laos and a few other places as fighters and/or advanced trainers. Many are either in storage or flown as civil owned warbirds.
Major contractor(s). Mikoyan-Gurevich.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No.
Flight ceiling   16,600 m (54,450 ft).
Top speed. 1,145 km/h (618 knots, 711 mph) at 3,000 m (10,000 ft).
VTOL. No.
Range. 2,060 km (1,111 nmi, 1,280 mi) with drop tanks.
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). Soviet.
Class. Fighter and advanced trainer.
Rate of climb. 65 m/s (12,800 ft/min).
Links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-17http://mig17.com/http://www.fighterjets.com/http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1329 and http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/militaryaircraft/p/Cold-War-Mig-17.htm.

VideosEdit

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Tribute04:13

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Tribute

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Tribute

Mig-17 warmup and taxi02:49

Mig-17 warmup and taxi.

Mig-17 warmup and taxi.

2011 Gathering of Eagles XV Air Show Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco Sunday flight04:14

2011 Gathering of Eagles XV Air Show Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco Sunday flight

2011 Gathering of Eagles XV Air Show Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Fresco Sunday flight

ImagesEdit

MiG-17 landing by StuSeeger

Restored MiG-17 in the markings of the Polish Air Force.

Mig17-north korea

Poland made MiG-17s under licence as Lim-5s A former Indonesian airforce Lim-5 (North Korean J-5 type) on display in the United States in North Korean markings.

MiG-17F Top View

Randy Ball's MiG-17F flying over Scott Airforce Base, Illinois.

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