De Ridder Antiques
10462 W. US Hwy 80

Forney, Texas

Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich
MiG-17 "Fresco"

To say that Willie De Ridder was born into the antique business would be an accurate statement. A native of The Netherlands, she took her first breath of life in the back of her parents' antique store in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Willie grew up working side by side with her parents and as she learned the business, she also learned that she loved it.

Today, de Ridder Antiques has evolved from a traditional antique store to a massive collection of furniture and decorative pieces.

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the very similar looking MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6.

MiG-17s first saw combat in 1958 in the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis and later proved to be an effective threat against more modern supersonic fighters of the United States in the Vietnam War. It was also briefly known as the Type 38 by U.S. Air Force designation prior to the development of NATO codes, MiG-17 "Fresco".



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