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Hobbyboss 1:48 - MiG-17PM Fresco E


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The Soviet MiG-17 fighter was designed to be more stable than its predecessor. The MiG-15 was unstable at high speed and too tight a turn could cause an uncontrolled snap roll and spin. To overcome this problem, the fuselage was lengthened, small fences were installed on the upper surfaces of the wing to control airflow and the wings swept back 45 degrees. The extra room in the fuselage enabled the internal layout and systems to be revised and a more angular tail was added. These changes gave the aircraft great stability, essential for an effective weapons platform. The MiG-17 entered frontline service in February 1953. The Fresco-A maintained the original VK-1 turbojet of the MiG-15. A VK-1F engine with afterburner was then fitted to the new Fresco-C, or MiG -17F. A fixed-scan radar was added to the MiG-17PF or Fresco-D. The MiG-17PFU, Fresco-E, became the Soviet Union s first interceptor with its cannon deleted and four air-to-air missiles added.


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Model Information:

This kit consists of 137 parts in light grey plastic, 6 clear parts for canopy, optional position flaps and highly detailed engine.

Dimensions:
Length: 245 mm
Wingspan: 201.5 mm
Heighth


This product was released on Monday 30 March, 2009.

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This is a 1/48th scale model of an aircraft / helicopter. It does not contain paints and glues unless otherwise stated. Popular kitmakers in this scale include Italeri, Hasegawa, Hobbyboss, Accurate Miniatures, Trumpeter and Hobbycraft.

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Hobbyboss are a relatively new company having only formed in the last couple of years but the rumours are they have spent a long time producing models for Trumpeter and seem to be very experienced in creating state of the art injection moulded kits. The first company to produce embedded photo etch they have caused some serious stirs in a very short space of time and they continue to make a great range of high quality affordable model kits. One to watch for the future.

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