Published October 19, 2010
Mikoyan-Guryevich MiG-17F Fresco C
Engine: One Klimov VK-1F turbojet; 7,452 lbs thrust w/ afterburner
Wingspan: 31 ft 7 in
Length: 36 ft 5 in
Height: 12 ft 6 in
Weight: 13,380 lbs maximum
Speed: max: 711 mph; cruise: 535 mph
Range: 510 miles; 1,160 miles w/ external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling: 57,000 ft
Armament: One N-37 37mm cannon (starboard) and two NS-23 23mm cannons (port); rocket pods and 1,100 lbs bombs on underwing pylons
This MiG-17F was designed by the Mikoyan-Guryevich Design Bureau and license-built in Poland as an LiM-5, S/N 1C0406. It was purchased from the Polish government by Classics in Aviation, Inc., in 1988. Eventually it was placed in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, and became property of the U.S. Air Force Museum Program.
The aircraft was acquired by Hill Aerospace Museum in March 2002 and was restored for exhibit by the 388th Fighter Wing. It arrived at the museum on September 14, 2002.