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  • The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 is a high-subsonic, Russian fighter aircraft, NATO name "Fresco", the was first produced in October 1952 as an advanced development of the MiG-15. It was produced by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Air Force but also purchased and operated by the forces of China, Poland, Vietnam, Kampuchea and others. It first flew in January 1950 and first saw combat in 1958 and was used in the Vietnam war against the United States.
  • The Museum's MiG-17 is an "F" variant, licensed and built in Poland by the WSK-Mielec factory and designated a Lim-5. The first of these Polish-built MiG-17Fs was produced in November 1956 and over the span of 5 years a total of 477 were built.



Status: Static Display
Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau
Year: 1959
Model: PZL-Mielec LIM-5 “Fresco-C” (MiG-17F)
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Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight: 13,375 lb.
Span: 31 ft. 7 in.
Length: 36 ft. 11.5 in.
Height: 12 ft. 5.5 in.
Maximum Speed: 711 mph
Cruise Speed: 618 mph
Rate of Climb: 12,800 ft/min
Power Plant: 1 × Klimov VK-1F afterburning centrifugal-flow turbojet engine, 6,000 lb to 7,600 lb thrust
Range: 1,280 miles
Service Ceiling: 54,450 ft.
Armament:  1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 cannon; 2 × 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons; 1,100 lb of bombs or unguided rockets or external fuel tanks on two pylons.


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