Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5910 MIG-17 Fresco C 2047, flown by Nguyen Van Bay, 923rd Fighter Rgt., 1972. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5.25" Wingspan & 6.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Shenyang J-5 (Chinese: ?-5) (NATO reporting name Fresco is a Chinese-built single-seat jet interceptor and fighter aircraft derived from the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. The J-5 was exported as the F-5 and was originally designated Dongfeng-101 (East Wind-101) and also Type 56 before being designated J-5 in 1964. The Soviet built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) was initially called the MiG-15bis+45? and completed its maiden flight on January 13, 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. Primary Role: Fighter Aircraft.
In 1972 the area of Dong Hoi was being bombarded by U.S. ships sitting off shore in the Gulf of Tonkin. MiG-17Fs # 2047 and 2011 from the 923rd Fighter Regiment were modified to carry bombs to attack and destroy the U.S. ships. On April 19, 1972 MiG-17s from the 923rd ˘Yen The÷ led by Nguyen Van Bay (B) and Le Xuan Di attacked using 500 pound bombs. The USS Higbee received a hit on the rear turret while the cruiser USS Oklahoma City received minor damage.
|Stock Status:||SOLD OUT|
|Size:||5.25" Wingspan & 6.25" Long|
|Design:||MIG-17F (Shenyang J-5)|
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