Aviation Photo #1768349 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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The Sri Lanka Air Force took emergency delivery of 5 MiG 17F + 1 MiG 15 UTI due to an extreme need to put down a communist insurgency. Ironically, these aircrafts and training were quickly purschased from the USSR to fight the communists. The Russians sent a team to train 5 RyCAF Jet Provost pilots to fly the aircrafts and use them for ground attack. The pilots each did 40hrs of training including live fire at a ship hulk.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Sri Lanka - Air Force
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F
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    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
    Colombo - Ratmalana
    Sri Lanka
    August 3, 2010
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