MiG-17 Fresco

Photo of the MiG-17F Fresco on display at NMUSAF

Former Egyptian AF MiG-17 on display in North Vietnamese colors and markings.

MiG-17 Bibliography:

“Blasted Arab MiGs Clutter Base in Syria” Aviation Week & Space Technology August 14, 1967 p.92-93 Includes several photos showing the remains of MiG-17s destroyed on the ground.

Photo: Egyptian MiG-17F taking off, and a close-up of a Fresco’s nose Air International May 1982 p.217; there is a color side view on p.218

Lennartr Berns “Tientsin Time Capsule…A Visit to a Chinese Air Base” Air International January 1983 includes several color photos of JJ-5s.

Photo: side view of Sri Lankan MiG-17F CF903 Air International March 1983 p.150

“Old Soldiers Fading Away” World Air Power Journal Vol.8/Spring 1992 p.17-19 Photo report on Polish MiG-17/Lim-6s in the final days of their service.

Photo: Romanian Air Force MiG-17PF #0904 FlyPast February 1999 p.31



Charles Stafrace Arab Air Forces Squadron/Signal Publications, 1994 p.28 color profile of a camouflaged Syrian MiG-17PF

W. Wayne Patton Aces 3 Squadron/Signal Publications, 2004 p.31 color profiles of NVPAF MiG-17Fs of Nguyen Van Bay and Luu Huy Chao.

David Donald The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft ISBN 0-7607-0592-5 p.631: MiG-17F 3-view

Gerry Manning 1000 Preserved Military Aircraft photos p.45-46 MiG-17 in Bulgarian colors, Lim-5P at Pima

Bill Gunston, editor The Encyclopedia of World Airpower Aerospace Publishing, 1980 p.259: MiG-17F 3-view, color profile of a Syrian Fresco


Scale Models:

Review of the 1/72 MiG-17PF Fresco-D model kit from Kopro Skymodel 7/06 p.61


MiG-15: References for Scale Modelers

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