The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17) (NATO reporting name: Fresco) (China:Shenyang J-5 veriant) (Poland: PZL-Mielec Lim-5 variant) is a Soviet 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.
MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Taiwan Strait Crisis and later proved to be an effective threat against more modern 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.
Israelis take 2 from Syria
On 12 August 1968, 2 Syrian MiG-17F aircraft landed in error at Betzet airstrip.
|First flight.||14 January 1950.|
|Retired on.||Still in use in Congo (Brazzaville), Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cuba, N. Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Laos and a few other places as fighters and/or advanced trainers. Many are either in storage or flown as civil owned warbirds.|
|Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles.||No.|
|Flight ceiling||16,600 m (54,450 ft).|
|Top speed.||1,145 km/h (618 knots, 711 mph) at 3,000 m (10,000 ft).|
|Range.||2,060 km (1,111 nmi, 1,280 mi) with drop tanks.|
|Class.||Fighter and advanced trainer.|
|Rate of climb.||65 m/s (12,800 ft/min).|
|Links.||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-17, http://mig17.com/, http://www.fighterjets.com/, http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1329 and http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/militaryaircraft/p/Cold-War-Mig-17.htm.|