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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Russian: ?????? ? ??????? ???-17) (NATO reporting name: Fresco) (China:Shenyang J-5) (Poland: PZL-Mielec Lim-5)[1] is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the very similar appearing MiG-15 of the Korean War.

The MiG-17 first saw combat in 1958 over the Straits of Taiwan and was used as an effective threat against supersonic fighters of the United States in the Vietnam War. It was also briefly known as the Type 38, by U.S. Air Force designation prior to the development of NATO codes.

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 11.264 m (37 ft)
Wingspan: 9.628 m (31 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 22.6 m² (243.3 ft²)
Empty weight: 3,919 kg (8,640 lb)
Loaded weight: 5,340 kg (11,770 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 6,069 kg (13,375 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Klimov VK-1F afterburning turbojet
- Dry thrust: 26.5 kN (5,955 lbf)
- Thrust with afterburner: 33.8 kN (7,423 lbf)

Performance

Maximum speed: 
- At sea level: Mach 0.89 (1,100 km/h; 684 mph)
- At 3,000 m (9,840 ft) with reheat: Mach 0.93 (1,145 km/h; 712 mph)
Range: 2,020 km (1,255 mi; 1,091 nmi) at 12,000 m (39,360 ft) with 2 × 400 l (88 imp gal; 110 US gal) drop tanks
Service ceiling: 16,600 m (54,450 ft) with reheat
Rate of climb: 65 m/s (12,800 ft/min)
Wing loading: 268.5 kg/m² (55 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.63
Maximum g-load: 8 g

Armament

Guns: 
2 × 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 autocannons (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)
1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 autocannon (40 rounds total)
Hardpoints: 2 pylons with a capacity of up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of stores and provisions to carry combinations of:
Rockets: 2 × UB-16-57 rocket pods for S-5 rockets
Bombs: 2 × 250 kg (550 lb) bombs

Source: Wikipedia
Photo courtesy: Stuart Seeger from College Station, Texas, USA 

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