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.

In the early 1950s China acquired a number of Soviet built MiG-17 Fresco A Day-Fighters and
began to produce their own version of this aircraft design, the Shenyang J-5 and F-5 for export. In
1966 Mao Zedong was the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
and began a Cultural Revolution. Sayings in support of Mao’s ideology appeared every where
including on aircraft. This aircraft wears “Long Live the great Communist Party”, “No fear of
Sacrifice, get rid of all obstacles to gain victory” “Mao Zedong”.

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)

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)

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

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)

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
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.
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Shenyang J-5
Red 3429, PLAAF, Jan, 1967
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