Aeroplane Monthly 1976-10
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J.Alexander - Mikoyan MiG-17 /Fighters of the fifties/
The SI prototype of the MiG-17, first flown in January 1950, after the addition of a third wing fence. Wingtip pitots are absent.
Another Fresco-C on display outside the Armed Forces Museum, Moscow.
The main production version was the afterburner-equipped MiG-17F, seen above with a pair of 240 lit underwing drop tanks.
Visible on this original production version MiG-17 Fresco-A, are the underwing tanks and the new airbrakes with external jacks.
МиГ-17 стали поступать в войска в конце 1952 года и, соответственно, не смогли принять участие в войне в Корее, прославившей МиГ-15бис. Характеристики новой машины не настолько превосходили предшественника, чтобы сворачивать производство последнего в военное время. Максимальная скорость МиГ-17 была выше, но маневренность улучшилась не сильно, а на некоторых режимах была даже несколько хуже, чем у МиГ-15 из-за возросшей массы и уменьшенного размаха крыла.
A brace of MiG-17Fs display their characteristic lines to the camera.
A Czechoslovak Air Force MiG-17F on public exhibition.
This MiG-17F Fresco-C of the Indonesian Air Force displays the fuselage cutaway around the jet pipe and further air brake modifications.
Egyptian Air Force MiG-17Fs lined up at a military airfield near Cairo on March 9, 1957.
Нигерийский МиГ-17Ф, аэродром Харикорт, 1969г.
One of several Nigerian Air Force MiG-17Fs believed to have come from Egypt, photographed at Enugu in 1969. Nigeria is one of 28 countries outside the USSR to have the MiG-17.
Mig-17 (Fresco A) of the V-VS aerobatic team ща the Soviet Air Force, 1956
The MiG-17PF was equipped with an Izumrud-1 radar ranging unit in the upper lip of the intake and an AI scanner in the radome mounted on the intake splitter. The camera gun, moved to the starboard side of the intake, is also visible on this Czechoslovakian example, seen at Prague-Kbely.
Mikoyan MiG-17PF (Fresco D) of the Luftstreitkrafte of the German Democratic Republic, 1962.
The distinctive MiG-17SN, below, had a "solid” nose which housed radar, and the side slits housed 23mm TKB-495 cannon which could be elevated or depressed. The intakes were moved back alongside the cockpit.