FRESCO C

Manufacturer:

MIKOYAN-GUREVICH

Markings:

Democratic Republic of Vietnam Air Force, circa 1968

Designation:

MIG-17F

Serial Number:

101905

MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-17F FRESCO C

The Mig-17 is a significantly enhanced version of the MiG-15. Changes include an increase in wing sweep and other aerodynamic changes, as well as a more powerful engine, the first Soviet engine to use an afterburner. Production of the MiG-17 was begun in 1953 and a total of 10,824 were built in Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and China. The MiG-17 was the primary fighter used by North Vietnam against the United States. It proved to be highly maneuverable and the fact that it was equipped with guns gave it a significant advantage over the missile-armed F-4 Phantom. The Lim-5 is the Polish built version of the Fresco. A total of 222 were built between 1957 and 1960. They were primarily intended for close air support of ground troops.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 30 ft 10 in
  • Length: 36 ft 5 in
  • Height: 12 ft 3 in
  • Weight: 13,858 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 702 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 52,841 ft
  • Range: 646 miles
  • Engines: 1 Lis-5 turbojet 7,452 lbs thrust
  • Crew: 1