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Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís colourful MiG-15s

Only a small number of Hungarian MiG-15bis Fagot-B and MiG-15UTI Midget were in active service by the early seventies. In the autumn of 1971, the 101st Reconnaissance Air Regiment was set up at Szolnok airport. 

The MiG-15's were painted camouflage of two or three colours on the up to then silver MiG-15s in 1972.

Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B. Photo: Stefan Tibor Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B with weapons.
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B in 1972 Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B in Szolnok airport
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15UTI Midget Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B. Photo: Stefan Tibor
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B. Photo: Dombi Lorinc Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-Bs in Szolnok airport. Photo: Nagy Andras
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15UTI Midget. Photo: Dombi Lorinc Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B. Photo: Nagy Andras
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís MiG-15bis Fagot-B in Szolnok airport in 1973.

On 1 September 1975, for the first time in the history of Hungarian Army Aviation a Ministerial order was issued for the final retirement of the MiG-15s. Three MiG-15UTI Midget in excellent condition were sold to Bulgaria. this was the last event in the history of the MiG-15 in Hungary, of an aircraft type which began the jet-age in this country.

Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís  crews. Photo: Holler Janos
Colonel Janos Holler the 101st Reconnaissance Air Regiment commander next to his MiG-15bis Fagot-B aircraft
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís  crews. Photo: Holler Janos
Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís camouflage colour MiG-15bis Fagot-B in Szolnok airport museum.

Hungarian 101st Reconnaissance Air Regimentís camouflage colour MiG-15bis Fagot-B in Szolnok airport museum.









 

 

<- Colonel Janos Holler the 101st Reconnaissance Air Regiment commander next to his MiG-15bis Fagot-B aircraft.

Source: Horvath Balazs collection
Photos: Nagy Andras, Dombi Lorinc, Holler Janos
Text source: Aero Historia, Zsak Ferenc: MiG-15