MiG Differences?

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  1. Elvis

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    Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between a MiG 15 and a MiG 17?
    Is it just a longer fuselage on the 17, or were there other changes as well?



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    #2 Colin1, Jul 15, 2009
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    The MiG-17 has a greater sweep angle for the wings and was a bit longer than the MiG-15 but I'm a bit sketchy on jets, I'll need to dig around
     
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    Of course!
    Thanks Colin. I'm sure Joe's got the answer...and then some! :shock:



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    MiG-17 is longer, has rounded wing tips, more wing area, and an afterburner. And it looks a heck of a lot better than the MiG-15 IMO.
     
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    Double sweep angle on wing, three wing fences (vs two for -15) , ventral fin, same engine - better airplane
     
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    Not sure about all versions offhand , but some 17s atleast had streamlined radar blisters above the nose intake too.
    Got scale drawings of the variants at home, drop us your address in a PM if you're interested and I'll send them to you.

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