MiG 17F, Vietnam Air Force -HDR

Building upon the Korean War success of the Soviet MiG-15, this single seat MiG-17F had wings that were more sharply swept back and a longer fuselage. This aircraft’s maneuverability and cannon-armament proved legendary in dog fights. It could out-maneuver american missiles and out-fly larger american fighters. NATO gave the code-word “Fresco” to the MiG17. The Vietnamese called the painted versions of this plane “Snakes” (From the description on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum).

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North Vietnamese Air Force MiG-17F. Click on the photo for a larger version

Photographed on the hangar deck of the USS Intrepid, now the home of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum in New York. 3-shot handheld bracketed HDR rendering.

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Jawahar

Scientist, hobby photographer and amateur gardener

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