Mushroom Models Publications' Single 05: MiG-17F


Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Hołda


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Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-62-4

This release in MMP's Single series concentrates on the MiG-17F/Lim-5. The Lim-5 is a license built version of the MiG made in Poland. The MiG-17 was a redesign of the MiG-15 and used an afterburning engine. It was built in huge numbers and proved to be easy to fly and easy to maintain. So much so, that it has become a popular jet on the warbird scene. The type was also used into the 1990s as either a fighter bomber or as a fighter trainers.

In line with the other releases, this one is in the large A4 size with several distinct sections. There is no history of the type, but there are superbly done plans in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This includes fuselage cross sections that are often missing from other plans. The book includes a goodly number of period photos showing both the entire aircraft and some details. A real plus to this are a number of illustrations from the airframe manuals. There are also color photos of the restored and museum aircraft so you can get an idea of the color as well as detail photos from the same source. A nice selection of cockpit photos is also included. The book finishes up with large, full page color four views of an in-service example.

It is another great addition to the MMP family of books that offers all that both the modeler and the enthusiast are seeking in a plans/detail book on a specific aircraft without going into a ton of detail. It is a book that I found to be well done and one that I can highly recommend to you.

October 2019

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