First flown in early 1950, the MiG-17 looked very similar to its MiG-15 predecessor. The high subsonic fighter was developed to intercept enemy bombers. Though it was not yet ready for combat in Korea, it did see extensive service in Vietnam where it took down 28 American and South Vietnamese warplanes. It was flown by numerous Asian and African militaries with limited usage continuing today. More than 10,000 were manufactured.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model replicates a "Fresco" — as it was known by NATO — flying during the Soviet suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968 Czechoslovakia. It features recessed panel lines, a realistic air intake, an opening canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with panel instrumentation and a removable pilot figure), full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, and a display stand. Measures approximately 6¼" long with a 5¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5903
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