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MIG-17 Fresco Part 2 1951 Year 1/48 Scale Decal Print Scale 48-017

Theme: Decals

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/48

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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MiG-17 (SI product, I-330 aircraft, according to NATO codification - OTAN: Fresco, Fresco - English Fresco) is a Soviet jet fighter developed by the Separate Design Bureau (OKB) of Mikoyan and Gurevich in the late 1940s.
The MiG-17 was the first of the serial fighters to allow reaching the speed of sound, but for combat flights it was considered transonic. Intended to replace the MiG-15. It was in service with many states of the world and was used in a number of armed conflicts, including combat operations in Vietnam and the Middle East.
Flights on MiG-15 fighters showed that the speed of this aircraft is very close to the sound speed. However, it was not possible to overcome the sound barrier, and the fighter was controlled at transonic speeds very poorly. True, in October 1949, on a modified MiG-15, in a gentle dive from a height of 12,000 meters, they managed to overcome the cherished milestone.
The success of the MiG-15 made the birth of its more advanced model, the MiG-17, inevitable. In this regard, OKB-155 launched work on equipping the MiG-15 with a new wing with a sweep angle of 45˚ along the ¼ chord line, previously tested in TsAGI wind tunnels and on flying models. Due to the need to maintain the alignment of the aircraft, the wing received a double sweep: from the onboard rib to the half-span - 45˚, and then - 42˚ (the sweep angles along the leading edge were respectively 49˚ and 45˚30'). The wingtips were made rounded in the hope of increasing the aerodynamic quality. On the inner surface of each console, one more aerodynamic ridge was added. The relative thickness of the wing was reduced and its interface with the fuselage was improved.