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MiG 17 North Vietnam 4 by WS-Clave MiG 17 North Vietnam 4 by WS-Clave
The MiG-17 was designed as a replacement for the MiG-15 by the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau. Production started in 1951, and improvements and new versions continued until 1958.

The MiG-17 had the same engine as the MiG-15, and the MiG-17F had the Klimov VK-1F engine with afterburner. Later versions were equipped with radar and missiles P PF but the vast majority were the Day Fighter versions.

The differences between the 17 and the 15 are; longer fuselage overall, more swept back wings, with three wing fences, engine area, and air brakes.

The differences between the 17 and the 17F are in the engine housing and air brakes.

Like the MiG-15, the MiG-17 was exported to many pro-Soviet countries, and also licence-built by Poland and China.

The MiG-17 was armed with 1 x 37 mm cannon, and 2 x 23 mm cannon. It could also carry bombs or fuel tanks on under-wing hard points.

This example is a Shenyang J-5 of the 923rd Fighter Regiment North Vietnamese Air Force, circa 1967.
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Great camo! And...
And...

NINE KILLS?? 0.o
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:iconws-clave:
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Yes... quite impressive, I think that was the top-level as far as NVA aces go...
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Have you got any info as to what he shot down? I haven't read into the Vietnam war much so far...
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
I have not looked into either, but this page is interesting: [link]
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Thanks! Checking that out.
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typhoonleopard Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
I joked about a "cow-cammo" for the Swiss Bf-109... Guess it wasn't as ridiculous as I thought XD
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Indeed! I think they had forgotten how to do it, or just sent it out half finished...
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Great paint scheme.
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:iconws-clave:
WS-Clave Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Thanks for the comments :)
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Comolo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
yeah i hear the performance of this plane is a kickasss
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