Albanian Air Force 1947-2000

1. Shenyang FT-2 (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 UTI) Midget
Red 3-26, Aviacioni Ushtarak Shqipetare, March 1997, Galatina Air Base, Italy, after the Albanian pilot defected during civil unrest. Finished overall in Aluminium. This aircraft wears post-Communist Red/Black/Red roundels in four wing positions and on the tail. Code numbers on forward fuselage are Red.

2. Shenyang F-6 (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 SF) Farmer-C
Red 3-35, Aviacioni Ushtarak Shqipetare, 1999, Berat-Kucova air base. Finished overall in Aluminium. This aircraft wears post-Communist Red/Black/Red roundels in four wing positions and on the tail. Code numbers on forward fuselage are Red.

3. Nanchang C-5 (Antonov An-2) Colt
White 22, Aviacioni Ushtarak Shqipetare, 1998, unknown airfield. Finished in Dark Green on upper flying surfaces and fuselage with Light Blue lower flying surfaces, struts and undercarriage legs. Anti-glare panel is Matt Black. Post-Communist Red/Black/Red roundels are worn in four wing positions and on the fuselage. Code numbers on fuselage are White.

Background
The illustrations above are all taken from Issue No. 15 of Insignia Magazine, available now from Blue Rider Publishing.

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