Twelve F-5 delivered from China in 1962. The Shenyang F-5 is a Chinese copy of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F Fresco-C.
Used by 1875th Aviation Regiment at Kucovė initially for fighter and later ground attack duties. It's final use was as an advanced trainer. Only one has been lost in an accident.
The last five airworthy examples were withdrawn from service in 2004. Known board number:
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