communist aircraft of the korean war

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Airman 1st Class
Jul 26, 2005


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis


Yakovlev Yak-17UTI



Ilyushin Il-10


Lavochkin La-9


Tupolev Tu-2


Yakovlev Yak-9P


Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer

along with Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis,Yakovlev Yak-17UTI.



Polikarpov Po-2 trainer

along with

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis

Yakovlev Yak-9P

Lavochkin La-9

Ilyushin Il-10

Yakovlev Yak-18 trainer and harassment
That's intersting the way the YAK-18 is sitting on it's nose. I notice in the background is a P-35, so that had to be taken in the US?!?
I Got a Mig for ya!

I actually helped assemble this ex Polish AF Mig-15 UTI back around 1995/ 96. It is owned by a building contractor named Tom Brown and is maintained and flown by my friend Dean Soast. I've gotten to fly with Dean on several occasions and even did a 50th Anniversary Korean War Fly-by in a T-33 with this Mig and an F-86 in formation. The few times I didn't have a camera! :cry:

This is at Mojave Airport, Mojave Ca.


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This mig actually started out life as a single seat aircraft, It went through a depot in Poland and was converted into a trainier and was used as a forward air control aircraft (we had the information translated from the aircraft records). It was taken out of service in the late 1980s and placed in storage. When we were putting it back together (it was in a box) you could see where the depot installed the "Turtle Back" for the rear cockpit. The quality of the installation was poor, many clenched rivets and improper rivet spacing
Yes it would! In the US when you import an ex-military aircraft the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) gets involved in the process and inspects the aircraft upon it's arrival. If the guns aren't de-militarized, they impound the aircraft and it could take years to get It "out of jail." The most common practice is to drill big holes through the breech and chamber of the gun and even pour cement into the breech.
Here's a pic of what i think is a MiG-16. If im wrong you have permission to correct me! :) This is a pic i took at the Fort Walton air museum.


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P38 Pilot said:
A Mig will never end in an even number Mig-1,3,5,7,9,15,17,21,23,25,27,29,31, etc.............
Wow. Didnt even know that! I wonder why the Russians do that??

You'll have to ask Anton Mikoyan - actually the fighter design bureaus did the same, bombers and transports were even

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