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Baku Red Banner Air Defence District
MiG-17 fighter of the 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO

Soviet MiG-17PF Fresco-D Marneuli, Sandar airport

The Baku Red Banner Air Defence District's MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ type was able to capture low-altitude and slow air targets in the sixties.

On 21st October 1970, a United States Army or CIA Beechcraft U-8 ‘Seminole’ reconnaissance aircraft took off from an base in Turkey. It was forced to land by two Soviet MiG-17 of the 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO.

One Turkish colonel and two American officers landed in the Soviet Union.

Soviet MiG-15 Fagot

 

Soviet MiG-17PF Fresco-D Marneuli, Sandar airport Soviet MiG-17PF Fresco-D Marneuli, Sandar airport
Soviet MiG-17PF Fresco-D Marneuli, Sandar airport Soviet MiG-17P Fresco-B Marneuli, Sandar airport

MiG-17P/PF ‘Fresco-B/D’ fighters of the Soviet 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO in the late sixties

Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget Marneuli, Sandar airport

MiG-15UTI ‘Midget’ at Marneuli, Sandar airport

The Soviet 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO used the MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ and the all-weather fighter MiG-17P/PF ‘Fresco-B/D’ aircrafts till 1974 at Marneuli, Sandar airport. The regiment replaced their MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ fighters to Su-15 ‘Flagon-D’ model from 1971

Soviet Su-15 Flagon-A interceptor Marneuli, Sandar airport

The 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment’s new Su-15 ‘Flagon-D’ interceptor in the seventies