This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Somewhat more practically, the Chinese built a two-seat trainer version of the MiG-17, designated the Chengdu JJ-5 (Jianjiji Jiaolianji - Fighter Trainer - FT-5), from 1968, by combining the two-seat cockpit of the MiG-15UTI, the VK-1A engine of the J-5, and the fuselage of the J-5A. All internal armament was deleted and a single Nudelman-Richter NR-23 23 mm cannon was carried in a ventral pack. Production of the JJ-5 reached 1,061 when production ceased in 1986, with the type exported to a number of countries.
Kit has fine engraved panel lines, highly detailed tandem cockpits and full engine, optional position flaps and speed brakes, 2 drop tanks, segmented canopy plus separately molded ailerons, elevators, and rear fuselage.
Decals and color painting reference for 3 aircraft:
- No 510 of the Bayi Aerobatic Team, People's Liberation Army Air Force
- 'Red 63549' of the 4th Flying Academy, People's Liberation Army Air Force
- 'Black 136 of the No 1 Fighter Conversion Unit, Pakistan Air Force