Aviation Photo #1761154 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 supplied by the USSR to fight the communists. This particular aircraft was damaged in a landing accident and sat in a storage yard for decades until the SLAF Museum folks decided to turn it into a display on extracting damaged aircrafts using track jacks. The MiGs were withdrawn from service in 1979.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Sri Lanka - Air Force
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
    Colombo - Ratmalana
    Sri Lanka
    August 3, 2010
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