Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F is an another step in the evolution of the military jets from the most talented designer of the Soviet Russia. It replaced the MiG-15 and provided the Soviet Air Force with the agile and capable fighter and close ground support aircraft. The MiG-17 saw major combat operation during the Vietnam conflict proving to be a very capable opponent when flown by the experienced pilots.
This versatile fighter was produced under license in Poland under the name LIM-5 and in China as J-5. It was sold to many countries, flying until the late 1980s.
Here are other posts from the National Museum of USAF (Cold War Opponents: MiG-15 and F-86A Sabre (Winter 2013), B-29 “Bockscar”, modern military airplane, Cold War and Vietnam Era Planes and WW II aircraft), posts from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – this place is not getting old 🙂 (Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, Aichi M6A1, Vought F4-1D Corsair, Horten HO III F, Panoramas of Museum, Restoring the glory, WW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft). Enjoy!