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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
Chengdu J-5

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The MiG-17 is a refined version of the  Mig-15 with a redesigned wing with 45 degree sweep and a lengthened fuselage to reduce drag.  The prototype first flew in 1950 with production deliveries beginning in 1952.  NATO gave the MiG-17 the code name Fresco.

An afterburning engine was added for the MiG-17F and all-weather capability to the MiG-17PF.  The MiG-17PFU was the first Soviet missile armed interceptor.

Chengdu in China built a license version, the J-5 and a two-seat trainer, the JJ-5.

Although considered obsolete by the mid-1960s, the MiG-17 saw extensive use by North Vietnam against the U.S. Air Force.

 Specifications (MiG-17F)  Designations
Type: Fighter
Engines: one 7,452 lb (33 kN) afterburning thrust Klimov VK-1F turbojet
I-330: Initial design bureau designation
MiG-17: Standard designation
MiG-17PF: All-weather version with fixed-scan radar
J-5: Chinese license built version
JJ-5: Chinese built two-seat fighter/trainer
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page updated 11 February 2008



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