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 1955 Poland purchased a license to produce the MiG-17 aircraft to be manufactured by
WSK-Mielec (Wytwórnia Sprzętu Komunikacyjnego) and WSK "PZL-Mielec" a Polish aerospace
manufacturer, based in Mielec. The Polish aircraft was named Lim-5 and the first aircraft was
completed on November 28, 1956 with a total number of 477 Lim-5s being produced by 1960. On
July 12, 1993 the oldest Lim-5 1717 of the 45th Experimental Aviation Squadron completed a
commemorative last flight of the Lim-5 wearing a special paint scheme designed by artist,
renowned aviation historian and publisher
Robert 'Gretza' Gretzyngier

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
LIM-5 (MIG-17F)
1717, 45th Experimental Aviation Squadron,
July 12, 1993
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