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MiG-17 Fresco fighter at Afghan Air Force

Afghan Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Shindand Photo: gettyimages TASS

The Afghan Air Force received the first MiG-17F Fresco-C and MiG-17PF Fresco-D fighters in the middle of the fifties. Then the Soviet Union delivered a second cargo, about eighty, former soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A and MiG-15UTI Midget jets to Afganistan in the early seventies.
 



<- Afghan MiG-17F Fresco-F fighetrs in Shindand airport in 1980. Photo: gettyimages TASS

 

Afghanistan MiG-17 Fresco


The veteran MiG-17 Fresco fighters were divided among three regiments operating from Shindand (335th Mixed Air Regiment), Kandahar (366th Fighter Air Regiment) and Mazar-i-Shari (393rd Training Air Regiment) Afghan Air Force bases in the seventies

 

 

Afghan AF order of battle in 1978

 

 

Below: Afghan Air Force’s MiG-15UTI Midget trainers and MiG-17F Fresco-F fighetrs in Shindand airport in 1980. Photo: gettyimages TASS

Afghanistan MiG-15UTI Midget Shindand Photo: gettyimages TASS Afghan Air Force MiG-15UTI Midget Shindand Photo: gettyimages TASS
Afghanistan MiG-17 Fresco Shindand Photo: gettyimages TASS Afghan Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Shindand Photo: gettyimages TASS

The Afghan Air Force withdrawn their MiG-17 Fresco fighters from inventory in the middle of the eighties. The 366th Fighter Air Regiment disbanded at Kandahar. The veteran MiG-17 Fresco aircrafts were replaced in the in  the eighties with the Su-7BMK/BKL Fitter-A (Sindand) and L-39C Albatros (Mazar-i-Shari) types.

Afghanistan MiG-17 Fresco

Afghan MiG-17 Fresco with metal coloured in the eighties

Afghan Air Force’s MiG-17F Fresco-C pair in the eighties

 

Afghan Air Force MiG-15UTI Midget

Afghan Air Force’s MiG-15UTI Midget trainer with camouflage

Photo: gettyimages TASS, unknown