LIM-5 (MIG-17) 45th Experimental Aviation Squadron, 12th July 1993 (1:72) - Preorder item, order now for future delivery, Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes Item Number HA5905
Length 6.25"
Wingspan 5.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    LIM-5 (MIG-17F)
    1717, 45th Experimental Aviation Squadron,
    July 12, 1993

    True 1/72 scale.
    Professionally painted.
    Great attention to detail.
    All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
    Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
    Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
    Loads of optional armament provided.
    Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
    Pilot figure included.
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
    Highly collectable.

    The Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) was initially called the MiG-15bis+45� and completed its maiden flight on January 14, 1950 and entered service in 1952. There were five variants of the MiG-17 with the MiG-17F (Fresco C) becoming the main variant. The new Klimov VK-1F engine was the first Soviet built engine with an afterburner and variable nozzle. The installation of this new engine gave the MiG-17F double the rate of climb of previous variants and greatly improved vertical maneuvers. This aircraft lacked radar and was purely a day-time fighter.

    In 1955 Poland purchased a license to produce the MiG-17 aircraft to be manufactured byWSK-Mielec (Wytw�rnia Sprz_tu Komunikacyjnego) and WSK "PZL-Mielec" a Polish aerospace manufacturer, based in Mielec. The Polish aircraft was named Lim-5 and the first aircraft was completed on November 28, 1956 with a total number of 477 Lim-5s being produced by 1960. On July 12, 1993 the oldest Lim-5 1717 of the 45th Experimental Aviation Squadron completed a commemorative last flight of the Lim-5 wearing a special paint scheme designed by artist Grezygier