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).

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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