Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F Fresco C

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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