Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
MIG-17F "Fresco C" EP-01
Major Gen. Kukel
Czechoslovak Air Force, 1957
True 1/72 scale.
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.
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.
MiG-17F Fresco C EP-01 and EP-02 were delivered in late 1955 to the Czechoslovak Air Force for evaluation purposes. The plan was to possibly produce the MiG-17F under license but authorities decided it was more practical to build the super-sonic MiG-19P/S Farmer. With that the two MiG-17Fs became the personal aircraft of the Commander of the 1st Fighter Division, Major General Josef Kukel and Deputy Defence Minister Lt. General Josef Vosahlo respectively. In 1957 EP-01 received a new serial 0952 and in December 1966 was scrapped.