Walkaround - MiG-17F

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17F
Kissimmee Air Museum at Kissimmee, FL, USA.
March 3rd, 2010.

During my trip to
Kissimmee Warbird Museum, Florida, USA, I was fortunate to have access to their MiG-17F under restoration. This 'Fresco' has s/n 1705 and is property of Thom Richard.

Air intake:

Cockpit & pilot's seat:


Wings & fuselage:


The other wing:

The left wing - apparently already restored - was stored in another hangar. Except for the flaps, everything was there, and it was possible to check the wheel wells, landing gear and landing light. Now, fellow modelers, how to claim that Trumpeter riveting monster is completely wrong?!


I hope you find these photos useful to your next modeling project. If you have any interesting information about the history of this aircraft, please drop me a line.

One day I'll fly a UTI. Meanwhile, where's my Trumpeter kit?...

Rato Marczak © 2010