Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

Aircraft Details


2 × 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 autocannon (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total), 1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 autocannon (40 rounds total), 2 pylon hardpoints


1 × Klimov VK-1F afterburning centrifugal-flow turbojet engine, 26.5 kN (6,000 lbf) thrust dry, 33.8 kN (7,600 lbf) with afterburner

Max Speed:

1,100 km/h (680 mph, 590 kn) M0.89 at sea level

Cruising Speed:

Not Available


2,020 km (1,260 mi, 1,090 nmi) at 12,000 m (39,000 ft) with 2 × 400 l (110 US gal; 88 imp gal) drop-tanks

Wing Span:

9.628 m (31 ft 7 in)


11.264 m (36 ft 11 in)


3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)


6,069 kg (13,380 lb) Max Takeoff



Service Ceiling:

16,600 m (54,500 ft)

Aircraft History

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 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 similar looking MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6.

MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Second 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.

Source: Wikipedia

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