Israeli captured MiG 17 1/48
April 14, 2013 in Aviation
This is my rendition of one of many MiG 17’s that came into Israel’s hands in 1965,there are different accounts of how this aircraft was captured,some say the pilot defected others that it was forced down in the heat of battle by superior IAF pilots,later that same year six MiG 17 ‘s landed in Israel either by mistake believing they were at a safe dispersal base in Lebanon or as many believe because they were duped into landing by Israeli radio operators speaking Arabic.
The kit is by Airfix and went together well with no fit issues,the decals are from Hannants in the U.K.,The decal sheet gives you the option of Syrian, Israeli or U.S. markings ,I did think a U.S. MiG 17 would be unusual to see but as I am an IAF fan I went with this version.
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2 additional images. Click to enlarge