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LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3784027 Jan 17 09:57

This pic goes BACK into my Hangar ...
David Duckett, Comment for image # 3763728 Dec 16 02:35
They say Vivaldi wrote over 400 concertos. Stravinsky said he wrote the same one 400 times.
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3764427 Dec 16 19:32
You are right Skye, there are two sides to every story - the trick is to spend equal amounts of time researching each side of the story, before espousing an opinion. No one can burn down today's "Library of Alexandria" - the Internet - not yet anyways. Red Bull has a Mig 17 in their airshow - I would like to hear the audio with no music in the background - that must have been very cool...
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3764427 Dec 16 19:12
Also read your previous postings on the history of the MIG-17 and its performance. I personally saw the -17 go into "burner" in a close circuit air race against the L-39 in Reno. Even then, the Albatros won. The crowd loved it.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3764427 Dec 16 19:05
Read the whole article. Very interesting. It was both difficult and "weird" to read something that portrayed us as being the "enemy." Just goes to show there are two sides to everything, including war. Would make for a lively debate outside the scope of this site. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3764427 Dec 16 17:15

This brief "Flight Story" about Van Coc on "Historic Wings", tell the REAL story of the Air War in Vietnam... website -
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3764327 Dec 16 17:11

The best US Ace had 6 kills.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3764227 Dec 16 17:09

"Nguyen Van Coc" - North Vietnam's leading Ace - 9 kills.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3764127 Dec 16 17:03

AFTERTHOUGHT Looking Back ... I should have -1- glued the rudder on straight as per David Duckett's Mig 17 build (I had read it but forgot), -2- installed the rear view Periscope by the canopy, -3- installed wing fuel tanks, -4- built wing Anhedral (not the kit dihedral), as per D.D., -5- installed the third cannon beside the first two cannons, -6- made four K-5 air to air missiles, now that I researched it all....
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3764027 Dec 16 16:53

Then I turned the trim sheet over and cut out all of the strip patterns I had traced on the back, peeled off the backing, and stuck each strip onto its canopy frame location. I added a little extra width on the canopy bottom strips, so that they woould extend down onto the fuselage a little bit further, to hide the canopy/fuse intersection line, and I painted little touchups on the intersection line of the canopy bottom frame where it met the fuse tissue.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763927 Dec 16 16:46

CANOPY COCKPIT FRAME The clear 0.020" thick cockpit canopy frames were made as follows... I used white printer paper to cut thin strips for the frames by sizing and recutting and test fitting them over the canopy frame. When they all fit and matched the frame nicely, I traced them onto the back of a Top Flite Trim Sheet (peel 'n stick) - but did not cut them out yet. On the coloured front of the trimsheet, I used the same acrylic paint colors that I mixed up that matched the camo tissue colors, and painted over the whole front of the color side of the trim sheet in the same camo pattern and let it dry.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763827 Dec 16 16:37

LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763627 Dec 16 15:34

I used acrylic paints mixed up as best I could to match the camo tissue covering.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763527 Dec 16 15:32

PAINTING: The infil-planked forward fuse, the built-up nose cowl, the stiff paper rear fuse fairing, the vac-formed plastic jet engine nozzle fairing, the wing fences (which were really hard to make and glue on), the main gear nose wheels and doors, were all brush painted.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763427 Dec 16 15:24

Later versions were also equipped with four - Kaliningrad K-5, air to air missiles. These were "beam-riding guidance", short-range, anti-bomber missiles.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763327 Dec 16 15:20

The 3 cannons were mounted under the nose in a removeable gun pack.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763227 Dec 16 15:17

The Mig 17 had 3 cannons - two: 23 mm Cannon, 80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total. And one 37 mm cannon, 40 rounds total.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763127 Dec 16 13:11

The Mig 17 was one of the most widely produced jet A/C ever made - in excess of over 12,000 were produced. It never saw action in the Korean War. The jet engine was a Klimov VK afterburning turbojet with a thrust of 5,955 lbf, and 7,423 lbf with afterburner. The afterburning turbojet increased thrust by dumping fuel into the exhaust of the basic engine. Top speed was 711 mph.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3763027 Dec 16 13:03

The purpose of the wing fence was to obstruct the span-wise airflow along the wing, to prevent the entire wing from stalling at once. The Mig 17 wing also lacked taper that the Mig 15 had.
LASTWOODSMAN, Image # 3762927 Dec 16 13:00

The wing fence was often seen on swept-wing A/C, and was located on the upper wing surface and wrapped around to the leading edge.
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