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LIM-6  (Polish-build Mig-17)


One for the Archives...during a recent cleanup of the MiG cockpit, this very
dated photo of the MiG pre-restoration was found.

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Photo
Gary Haught

mig_cockpit.jpg (16123 bytes)
Photo Kent Kleinkenecht

Aircraft Background:
Purchased by a private collector and donated to MAPS

Aircraft's History:
Built in Poland

Specifications:
Span: 31 ft. 7 in.
Length: 36 ft. 5 in.
Height: 12 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 13,380 lbs. max.
Armament: One 37mm and two 23mm cannons in the lower nose plus 16 rockets in underwing pods or 1,100 lbs. of bombs (externally)
Engine: Klimov VK-1F jet engine of 7,452 lbs. thrust with afterburner

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 711 mph.
Cruising speed: 535 mph.
Range: 510 miles (1,160 miles with external tanks)
Service Ceiling: 57,000 ft.

Crew Chief: Ed Smith

Crew Chief's Update (Restoration Progress):
The Mig-17 has been completely restored to non-flight status.  Minor maintenance and cleaning are the only ongoing tasks related to the Mig at this time.

February-March 2005 The crew is taking the plane apart and exposing the engine and afterburner so that they may remove them to make transport to the hanger easier.

More MIG moving pictures

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