Hobby Master HA5903 – 1/72 Scale MiG-17 Diecast Model
Hobby Master HA5903 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name: Fresco A), bort number “Blue 88″, Soviet Air Force. During the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968.
Hobby Master 1/72 scale Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 diecast model details
|Length||15.6 cm||6.14 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||13.4 cm||5.27 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name: Fresco) is a Russian single-seat, single-engine, high-subsonic speed fighter. Development from the MiG-15, it first flew on January 14, 1950, and began to enter service in October 1952. 1953 saw the introduction into service of the next main variant, the MiG-17F (NATO reporting name: Fresco-C) with the afterburning VK-1F engine. It had a slight speed improvement in level flight with afterburner, but significant improvement climb rate and ceiling. The MiG-17P (NATO reporting name: Fresco B) was an all-weather fighter variant equipped with Izumrud radar and non-afterburning VK-1/1A engine. Later, the production used the afterburning VK-1F, with these aircraft designated as the MiG-17PF (NATO reporting name: Fresco-D).
The MiG-17 saw service with numerous air forces, license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6. The MiG-17 first saw combat in 1958 during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis and later in the Vietnam War. Designed to intercept slower enemy bombers, the MiG-17 became obsolete against the newer types. Like the higher flying British Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor, along with supersonic capable aircraft like the Convair B-58 Hustler and General Dynamics F-111.
The fuselage is of a semi-monocoque structure with the inlet duct, engine and exhaust system running its entire length. Constructed in two parts that connected behind the wing to aid engine removal. The cockpit is pressurised and air-conditioned. Equipped with the ASP-4N gunsight and SRC-3 radar. The canopy has a bulletproof glass windshield and a sliding hood with a rearward facing periscope to improve the pilot’s rear vision. The airbrakes are on each side of the fuselage at the rear.
The wings are of a cantilever design mid-mounted on the fuselage with 45° sweep back at the root, 42° on the outer panels and 3° anhedral. There are three boundary layer fences on each wing and Fowler-type flaps. The tail unit is of conventional design with a single 55° swept vertical stabiliser and ventral fin. The horizontal stabiliser has 45° sweep with elevators. The undercarriage is retractable tricycle type with main landing gear hinged in the wings retracting inwards.
A single Klimov VK-1 centrifugal compressor turbofan engine powers the Mig-17. Later variants of the MiG-17 used the VK-1F with afterburner.
- Maximum speed: 1,1114 km/h (692 mph), Mach 0.90
- MTOW: 5,929 kg (13,068 lb)
- Range: 1,295 km (805 mi)
- Ferry range: 2,150 km (1,335 mi) with two drop tanks
- Service ceiling: 15,600 m (51,170 ft).
- Guns: two 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons and one 37 mm Nudelman N-37D cannon, all mounted on a single base under the air intake internally in the nose
- Hardpoints: two total, one under each wing. Able to carry up to 500 kg (1,100 lb) of payload
- Ordnance: conventional bombs, two drop tanks.
Hobby Master HA5903 – 1/72 scale diecast model of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17, bort number “Blue 88″, Soviet Air Force, Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1968