General Information
Type MiG-17PF
Function Interceptor
Year 1952
Crew 1
Powerplant
Type 1*VK-1F
Thrust (normal) 2600kg
Thrust (afterburner) 3380kg
Size
Length 11.36m
Height 3.8m
Wingspan 9.63m
Wing area 22.6m2
Weights and loads
Empty 4182kg
Loaded 5620kg
With external fuel 6552kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 247
(With external fuel) 290
Thrust
to
Weight, (a.b.)
0.60
(With external fuel, no a.b.) 0.40
Speed
at 0m ?km/h
at 5000m 1123km/h
Landing 165km/h
Maneuverability
Turn time (sustained) 62sec
Instantaneous Turn 20°/sec
Roll
Landing 880m
Takeoff 730m
Range at 5000m
With tanks 1100km
Without tanks 690km
Range at 10000m
With tanks 1530km
Without tanks 1000km
Range at 12000m
With tanks 1730km
Without tanks 1100km
Flight Endurance 2.7h
Ceiling
Maximum (with a.b.) 16300m
Service (without a.b.) 14450m
Climb
1000m 30sec
5000m 2.5min
10000m 4.5min
Payload
Fuel (internal) 1143kg
Fuel (external) 649kg
Gun TypeAmmo
1*37mmN-37 1*40
2*23mmNR-23 2*80
Salvo (kg/sec) 10.6
Guns variant
3*23mmNR-23 3*80(?)
Salvo (kg/sec) 8.5
Bombs 2*(50 to 250)kg

MiG-17PF by A.I.Mikoyan/M.I.Gurevich ('Fresco-D')

(45k) Polish-built all-weather interceptor Lim-5P/MiG-17PF 'Fresco-D' photographed by me at Pima County AF Museum (Arizona);

The second radar-equipped interceptor of the MiG-17 family, identical in appearance to MiG-17P. Its prototype SP-7F was mechanically a hybrid of MiG-17P and MiG-17F airframes. More powerful engine allowed to regain performance of the original day-time aircraft. The only parameter suffered was the turn time.

The 'Izumrud' (Emerald) radar set allowed to detect targets at 12km and bring them down with large caliber guns at 2km range. Starting from the 25th aircraft in the 6th production block upgraded 'Izumrud-2' PR-5 radar was installed.

Built in Poland as Lim-5P and in China as J-5A (F-5A). Used by Vietnam AF while defeating USA intervention. Frequently preferred by Vietnam pilots against more recent MiG-19 and MiG-21 due to its good handling in close dogfight.

PredecessorsModifications

MiG-17F
MiG-17P ?
References
  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR", Vol.2 p.319
  • "OKB MiG - a history of the design bureau and its aircraft" by Piotr Butowski and Jay Miller, p70,;
  • Links
  • MiG-17PF
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF 'Fresco D'
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF
  • Photo gallery : Pima Air & Space Museum
  • #240 Mig 17PF Fresco D
  • Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17PF
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF 'Fresco E'
  • 28'th Fighter Wing (Polish Air Force)
  • Soviet Evaluation Aircraft in USA
  • MiG-17PF
  • MiG-17PF
  • Luftwaffenmuseum Gatow
  • STOLEN FROM THIS PAGE
  • Shenyang J-5
  • CAC (MIKOYAN) JJ-5
  • Albania Air Force
  • VZDUSNÉ SILY BULHARSKA

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