Air Enthusiast 1972-12
??? - From Cambodia to Cuba ... the ubiquitous MiG-17
The MiG-15bis, seen in service with the Polish Air Forces as the LIM-2, was probably built in larger numbers than any other fighter of its generation. Identifying features are the IFF post antenna and the radio altimeter aerial beneath the port wing.
A MiG-15bisT target-tug of the Czechoslovak Air Force. The winch can be seen below the forward fuselage.
A Soviet modification of the MiG-15bis for ground attack.
Совершивший первый полет 30 декабря 1949 года, МиГ-15 стал первым массовым советским реактивным истребителем. На снимке - МиГ-15бисР польских ВВС с подфюзеляжным контейнером с фотоаппаратурой.
A MiG-15bisR tactical reconnaissance fighter in service with the Polish Air Forces. The camera pack may be seen mounted beneath the cannon magazines.
Although Soviet sources have alleged that the MiG-17 was an entirely new design, the drawings reveal graphically the extent of commonality between the MiG-17 and the earlier MiG-15bis, a silhouette of the latter (in magenta with black detail) being overlaid on a silhouette of the former (in blue with white detail).
5 октября 1969 года летчик ВВС Кубы перелетел на МиГ-17 с бортовым номером "232" в США. Фотография сделана во время полета МиГ-17 к авиабазе ВВС США Хоумстид, штат Флорида, где истребитель и выполнил посадку. Куба в числе многих других стран получила МиГ-17 советской постройки. Не исключено, что несколько МиГ-17 использовались на Кубе для подготовки летчиков и в первые годы 21 века.
A MiG-17F of the Cuban air arm.
The MiG-17F day fighter which entered production in 1953, several thousand being built in the Soviet Union and others in Poland and China.
Early production MiG-17s (Fresco-As) in service with a V-VS advanced flying training school. The early-type air brakes and lack of afterburner extension (see second aircraft) identify this initial day fighter variant. MiG-15UTIs in background.
Modified version of the MiG-17F, the LIM-5M. The large brake chute housing may be seen protruding beneath the vertical tail surfaces.
Although Soviet sources have alleged that the MiG-17 was an entirely new design, the drawings reveal graphically the extent of commonality between the MiG-17 and the earlier MiG-15bis, a silhouette of the latter (in magenta with black detail) being overlaid on a silhouette of the former (in blue with white detail).
A view of the MiG-17PF showing clearly the swollen upper intake lip housing the ranging scanner and the radome on the intake splitter housing the conical scan dish.
The cockpit of the limited all-weather MiG-17PF.
МиГ-17ПФУ
A standard MiG-15UTI serving with Finland's air arm, Ilmavoimat. Note single 12,7-mm UBK-E machine gun on portside.
A modified MiG-15UTI that was employed in Czechoslovakia as an Izumrud AI radar trainer.
Early production MiG-17s (Fresco-As) in service with a V-VS advanced flying training school. The early-type air brakes and lack of afterburner extension (see second aircraft) identify this initial day fighter variant. MiG-15UTIs in background.