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the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17,(NATO reporting name "Fresco") was a Cold War subsonic jet fighter developed from the MiG-15, was first produced in the USSR in 1952 and still finds use in 3rd world countries today, MiG-17s first saw combat in the Second Taiwan Straight Crisis, and proved to be a worthy opponent against more modern supersonic fighters of the U.S in the Vietnam War. Its top Speed was Mach 0.93, at 3,000 Metres (1,145kph/712mph), The climb rate was 65m/s (12,800 ft/min), and had a thrust to weight ratio of 0.63. The armament of a MiG-17 varied, from 2 23mm Nudelmann-Rikhter NR-23 autocannons, with 80 rounds per gun, and 1 37mm Nudelmann N-37 autocannon with 40 rounds, or 3 Nudelmann-Rikhter NR-23 autocannons, with 80 rounds per gun, and 2 Kaliningrad K-5 Beam riding Air To Air missles. 35 Countries operated the MiG-17 or variants of it, and most still use them to this day.
MiG-17's were very good aircraft for their time, and even beyond it.
by MMikoyan-Gurevich July 24, 2017
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