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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A

 
 
New Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker seen in 2013 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 17, 2013
1. New Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker seen in 2013
Inscription. Introduced in 1951, the MiG-17 remained on frontline duty with many Warsaw Pact countries and their client states well into the 1980s. Developed too late for the Korean War, the MiG-17 went on to see action in Vietnam and in several of the African and Middle-Eastern conflicts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This version of the MiG-17 is fitted with the Klimov VK-1A engine, a Soviet copy of the Rolls- Royce Nene turbojet.

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
Technical Data

Type: All-weather fighter-bomber
Length: 36 ft, 11 in
Wing Span: 31 ft, 7 in
Weight Empty: 8,115 lbs
Crew: 1
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

 
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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2008
2. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker
Mighty Eighth AF Museum.
 
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 CenturyAir & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A, single seat cockpit image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A, single seat cockpit
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker 2013 view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 17, 2013
5. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A Marker 2013 view
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
6. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A
bears the distinctive insignia and camouflage pattern of the North Vietnamese Air Force.
 
 
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