Mig-17

Serial - 1C1423

Fresco

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name: Fresco) 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 similar looking MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6.

MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Second 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.

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specifications

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY 

CREW: 1

SIZE: LENGTH 11.264 m (36 ft 11 in)
WINGSPAN 9.628 m (31 ft 7 in),

HEIGHT 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in),

EMPTY WEIGHT 3,919 kg (8,640 lb)

MAX TAKE OFF WEIGHT: 6,069 kg (13,380 lb)

PERFORMANCE

SPEED: 1,100 km/h (680 mph, 590 kn) M0.89 at sea level

SERVICE CEILING: 16,600 m (54,500 ft)

RANGE:  2,020 km (1,260 mi, 1,090 nmi) at 12,000 m (39,000 ft) with 2 × 400 l (110 US gal; 88 imp gal) drop-tanks

Armament:

  • Guns:
    2 × 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 autocannon (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)

  • 1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 autocannon (40 rounds total)

  • Hardpoints: 2 pylons with a capacity of up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of stores,with provisions to carry combinations of:

    • Rockets: 2 × UB-16-57 rocket pods for S-5 rockets

    • Bombs: 2 × 250 kg (550 lb) bombs
      (some versions equipped with 3 x NR-23 autocannons and 2 x K-5 air-to-air missiles)