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Yefim Gordon archive) 52 WARBIRDTECH ..... i_ _ :wi J A MiG-I5bis from East Germany. This particular machine serialed 16 Red (c/n 1768) was built in either Komsomol'sk-onAmur or Saratov. However, most of the East German Air Force's Fagots were Czech-built. (Yefim Gordon archive) Air Force and Air Defenseof the German Democratic Republic), followed by the first 12 UTI-MiG-15 advanced trainers in September. To be precise, these were Czech-built S-103s and CS-102s, flown to Cottbus by Czech pilots.
The CS-102, respectively. uprising was squashed, but it took a The CzAF had been flying aging while for Moscow to rebuild its trust jets, the Yak-17 and Yak-23. The EAST GERMANY towards Berlin. fighter units were re-equipped with East German tech staff started On June 28, 1956, the first five MiG-15s by 1957. Usually the fighters had natural metal finish, but training for the MiG-15 in July 1952, MiG-15bis fighters were officially some MiG-15s sported very colorful with the assistance of Soviet advi- delivered to the LSK/LV (Luftmarkings for air shows, or for war sors.
The fighter's harpoon incorporated a valve and plumbing to the fuel system. After the fighter made contact with the tanker's towing drogue, a hose terminating in a smaller drogue was paid out along the towing cable, and the fighter accelerated, locking the two drogues together. When refueling was completed, the smaller drogue was automatically disengaged and the hose rewound. Another arrangement proposed by OKB-918 involved two hose drum units (HDDs) installed in the forward bomb bay, with the hoses running inside the wings and exiting from specially modified wingtips.
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot by Yefim Gordon