Aviation Photo #1767845 Shenyang FT-5 - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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(ex CTF-702). After retirement of the MiG-17F and BAC Jet Provosts, the SLAF did not operate jets for about 20 years. These Chinese export copies of the 2-seat trainer version of the MiG-17 (Chengdu JJ-5) were brought to restart jets service. Received in 1990, they were used for jet conversion prior to arrival of the Hongdu K-8 Karakorum in 2001. Stored in flying state at the SLAF Aircraft Preservation and Storage Unit since 2009. Note new roundel and tail number system introduced by the SLAF recently.
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Photo Added: August 26, 2010

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