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exdraken

MiG-17F and MiG-17PF Fresco - Egypt June 1967 and "war of attrition" 1967-1973 1/48 upd.!

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Hello everyone:

group photos of my recently finished Egyptian MiG-17F and MiG-17PF Frescos:

the MiG-17PF in natural metal is from around the 1967 war with Israel. Hobbyboss plastic (very good, hardly any problems)

still in UARAF (United Arab Republic Air Force) markings, decals are sourced from various sources, the 31st squadron "bat crow" unit insignia was printed at home with the artwork provided by Tom Cooper, thanks!!, see in progress build

KK-2 ejection seat is from Aires (a bit small!), 23mm cannons and pitots are from Master and very recommendable!

the MiG-17F is from the closing stages of the war of attrition/ beginning of the Yom Kippur war, in cmouflage colors, but an example apinted before the Nile valley camo scheme was introduces fleetwide. the flag shows the Hawk of Quraish which was used from late 1972 up until the 80ies when it was slowly replaced by the current Eagle of Saladin.

Decas are Hi-Decals, which at the moment seem to be the only ones who provide the correct flag for this time frame. the decals were reshaped though. Arab numbers come from the Iraqi airfoces decals sheet from Lindenhill decals.

cannons and pitots are from Master, the KK-2 ejection seat is from Neomega resin (very recommendable!)

the MiG-17F is armed with one 37mm and 2 23mm cannons in the nose, as well as 8 Sakr rockets and 2 250kg bombs on fuselage pylons only to be found on Egyptian MiG-17s!

in progress and lots of additional information from Tom Cooper, many many thanks!!!!, without your help this build would not be half as accurate!!!!!, and all the others that contributed can be found here:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974798-mig-17f-and-pf-fresco-june-1967-and-war-of-attrition-1967-1973-double-build-148/

so here some impressions:

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now fully armed:

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more photos of the individual planes will follow soon if you want ;)

thanks for looking, reading and your comments!

regards, Werner

Edited by exdraken

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Nice line up of MiG-17's :speak_cool: The build looks very well executed on both of them and good to see two versions of the plane.

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I like 'em ... pretty neat. I was wondering about the scale but I followed the link ... 1/48. Thanks for posting. Bob

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Very nice Mig-17's.

I like the the difference in colour schemes between the two, it shows one of the main changes in Arab air forces to take place after the 6 day war.

Tom is really helpful isn't he, he helped me with my Mozambique Mig-17 and is helping with my Iranian RF-4 at the moment. I think that there are quite a few of us on ere who owe him a great debt for helping us build models as accurately as possible.

Craig.

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I'd like to see more photos of the natural metal one.

here you have some more ;)

sorry for the delay!

lets start with more photos of the MiG-17PF:

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some copckpit detail: OOB apart from the Aires KK-2 seat:

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afterburning! radial engine KLimov Vk-1Fnozzle and deployed airbrakes:

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radar shrouds unique to the PF and PFU verions:

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and last one for today :) in a nice evening sun!

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Edited by exdraken

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I like the the difference in colour schemes between the two, it shows one of the main changes in Arab air forces to take place after the 6 day war.

Tom is really helpful isn't he, he helped me with my Mozambique Mig-17 and is helping with my Iranian RF-4 at the moment. I think that there are quite a few of us on ere who owe him a great debt for helping us build models as accurately as possible.

yes, Tom was very very helpful! much appreciated! your MiG is also absolutely great! looking foward to the RF-4 :)

concerning the camouflage: not all countries changed from "silver" to camouflage immediately though.. china springs to my mind in particular!

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Very nicely done

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EXCELLENT, both MIgs!

Amazing job

I like that a lot.

Cheers from Brazil

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