The Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) was initially called the MiG-15bis+45° and
completed its maiden flight on January 13, 1950 and entered service in 1952. There were five
variants of the MiG-17 with the MiG-17F (Fresco C) becoming the main variant. The new Klimov
VK-1F engine was the first Soviet built engine with an afterburner and variable nozzle. The
installation of this new engine gave the MiG-17F double the rate of climb of previous variants and
greatly improved vertical maneuvers. This aircraft lacked radar and was purely a day-time fighter.

On May 12, 1967 Colonel N.C. Gaddis and 1Lt. J.M. Jefferson while flying F-4C 63-7614 of the
390th TFS/366th TFW were part of a patrol providing coverage for a strike on Ha Dong, North
Vietnam. Heavy ground fire damaged 63-7614 and once the ground fire ended VPAF aircraft
were launched. One of the aircraft was Shenyang J-5 (MiG-17F) 2011 wearing the “Snake
Camo” and piloted by Ngo Duc Mai who then shot down the F-4C. Shenyang J-5 “2011” is on
display at the VPAF Museum in Hanoi wearing 9 kill markings.


Specifications for MiG-17F (Fresco C)
Crew – 1
Number All MiG-17 Manufactured – 8,000+ in USSR and 3,000+ licensed (Shenyang
J-5/F-5/JJ -5/FT-5, Avia S-104, PZL Lim-5/6)

Dimensions
Length – 36 ft 11.5 in   (11.26 m)
Wingspan – 31 ft 7 in   (9.63 m)
Height – 12 ft 5.5 in   (3.80 m)

Weights
Empty – 8,640 lb   (3,919 kg)
Loaded – 11,770 lb   (5,350 kg)
Maximum Take-off – 13, 375 lb   (6,069 kg)

Performance
Engine
1 X Klimov VK-1F Afterburning Turbojet
Thrust Dry – 5,955 lbf   (26.5kN)
Thrust With Afterburner – 7,423 lbf   (33.8 kN)
Maximum Speed @ 10.000 ft   (3,000 m) – 711 mph   (1,145 km/h / 618 knots / Mach 0.968)
Service Ceiling – 54,450 ft   (16,600 m)
Rate Of Climb – 12,800 ft/min   (65 m/sec)
Range With Drop Tanks – 1,280 mi   (2,060 km)

Armament
1 X 37 mm Nudelman N-37 Cannon w/ 40 Rounds
2 X 23 mm Nudelman-Rilhter NR-23 Cannons w/80 Rounds Per Gun
2 X External Pylons
Up To 1,100 lbs – Bombs, Unguided Rockets, Fuel Tanks
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5901
Shenyang J-5 (MIG-17F)
2011, 923 IAP "Yen The",
North Vietnamese Air Force,
12 May 1967
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Loads of optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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