Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A
High maneuverability, coupled with a powerful automatic-cannon system, allowed the MiG-17 to compete favorably with more sophisticated missile-firing USAF aircraft during the Vietnam War. This Russian built MiG-17 bears the distinctive insignia and camouflage pattern of the North Vietnameese Air Force.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17A S/N 1589
Type: All-weather fighter-bomber
Length: 36 ft, 11 in
Wing Span: 31 ft, 7 in
Weight Empty: 8,115 lbs
Speed: 711 mph
Maximum range: 1,230 mi
Combat weight: 13,393 lbs
Maximum bomb load: 1,202 lbs
Combat ceiling: 54,460 ft
Armament: Two NR-23mm and one NR-37mm cannon
Restoration courtesy of Savannah Air Center
Location. 32° 6.963′ N, 81° 14.146′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Ave., on the left. Click for map. At the northwest corner Mighty Eighth AF Museum parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDonnell F-4C Phantom (within shouting distance of this marker); 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 385th Bombardment Group (H) (about 300 feet away); 466th Bomb Group (H) (about 300 feet away); 489th Bomb Group (about 400 feet away); B/G John S. Allard (about 400 feet away); 491st Bombardment Group (H) (about 400 feet away); 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
Also see . . . From Wikipedia, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. Primary users : Soviet Air Force, PLA Air Force, Polish Air Force,Vietnam People's Air Force, Egyptian Air Force (Submitted on November 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam •
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