Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A (HM8M4)

Location: Pooler, GA 31322 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 6.963', W 81° 14.146'

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Introduced in 1951, the MiG-17 remained on frontline duty with many Warsaw Pact countries and their client states well into the 1980s. Developed too late for the Korean War, the MiG-17 went on to see action in Vietnam and in several of the African and Middle-Eastern conflicts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This version of the MiG-17 is fitted with the Klimov VK-1A engine, a Soviet copy of the Rolls- Royce Nene turbojet.

High maneuverability, coupled with a powerful automatic-cannon system, allowed the MiG-17 to compete favorably with more sophisticated missile-firing USAF aircraft during the Vietnam War. This Russian built MiG-17 bears the distinctive insignia and camouflage pattern of the North Vietnameese Air Force.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17A S/N 1589
Technical Data

Type: All-weather fighter-bomber
Length: 36 ft, 11 in
Wing Span: 31 ft, 7 in
Weight Empty: 8,115 lbs
Crew: 1
Speed: 711 mph
Maximum range: 1,230 mi
Combat weight: 13,393 lbs
Maximum bomb load: 1,202 lbs
Combat ceiling: 54,460 ft
Armament: Two NR-23mm and one NR-37mm cannon

Restoration courtesy of Savannah Air Center
HM NumberHM8M4
Placed ByMighty Eighth AF Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 477758 N 3553323
Decimal Degrees32.11605000, -81.23576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 6.963', W 81° 14.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 6' 57.78" N, 81° 14' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler GA 31322, US
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