The Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) was initially called the MiG-15bis+45° and
completed its maiden flight on January 14, 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.

MiG-17F Fresco C EP-01 and EP-02 were delivered in late 1955 to the Czechoslovak Air Force
for evaluation purposes. The plan was to possibly produce the MiG-17F under license but
authorities decided it was more practical to build the super-sonic MiG-19P/S Farmer. With that
the two MiG-17Fs became the personal aircraft of the Commander of the 1st Fighter Division,
Major General Josef Kukel and Deputy Defence Minister Lt. General Josef Vosahlo respectively.
In 1957 EP-01 received a new serial 0952 and in December 1966 was scrapped.

Specifications Mikoyan MiG-17A

Country Of Origin – USSR

Manufacturer – Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB

Maiden Flight – January 14, 1950

Introduced Into Service – October 1952

Number Built In USSR – 6,000+

Role – Daytime Fighter

Crew – Pilot

Fuselage – 30 ft 2.4 in   (9.2 m)
Total Length – 36 ft 11.5 in   (11.26 m)
Wingspan – 31 ft 7 in   (9.62 m)
Height – 12 ft 5.6 in   (3.8 m)

Empty – 11,460 lb   (5,200 kg)
Maximum Take-Off – 13,068 lb   (5,929 kg)
Fuel – 2,585 lb   (1,173 kg)

Power Plant – 1 X Klimov VK-1A
Maximum Speed @ Sea Level – 658 mph   (1,060 km/h)   (572 kt)
Time To 33,000 Feet – 5.2 minutes
Service Ceiling – 51,170 ft   (15,600 m)
Range @ 32,800 ft  (10,000 m) – 735 miles   (1,185 km)

1 X 37 mm Nudelman N-37D (40 Rounds)
2 X 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 (80 Rounds Per Gun)
2 X 220 lb   (110 kg)
1 X 550 lb   (250 kg)
2 X Drop 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
MIG-17F "Fresco C" EP-01
Major Gen. Kukel
Czechoslovak Air Force, 1957
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