6 Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment, Přerov Air Base, Czechoslovakia, summer 1974
The unit emblem on the nose hints the aircraft belonged to 6. sbolp (6 Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment), but it is unclear which squadron flew it. It might be the Squadron 2, and thus the top of the fin and the dot in the unit crest were blue. Aircraft flown by the Squadron 1 had these parts painted in red while the Squadron 3 yellow.
Indonesian Air Force, Jakarta-Kemajoran Air Base, Indonesia, 1960s
A total of fifteen Czechoslovak-built UTI MiG-15s was delivered to Indonesia during the late fifties. All were taken out of inventory in 1973 when the T-33A Shooting Stars replaced them. The colorful tail appeared on Indonesian MiG-17s and MiG-21s as well.
Soviet Union, 1960s through the 1970s
Many Soviet two-seater UTI MiG-15s wore the underlined letter “U” in Cyrillic along with the fuselage number. It was the abbreviation of the term “uchobnyi”, meaning “training”. Black walkways are not visible in the photo of this aircraft.
Algerian Air Force, 1960s through the 1980s
The Algerian Air Force obtained its first examples of the MiG-15 in the mid-sixties. Twenty of them were still in service in 1984. The presence of the national insignia on the upper starboard and lower port wings is unclear. Current Algerian aircraft repeat the fuselage codes in these locations.
Hävittäjälentolaivue 31, Rissala Air Base, Finland, late 1960s
This aircraft was sold to Finland on November 10, 1962. It crashed on November 27, 1970 and was written off. During the fall of 1969, it escorted Czechoslovak Il-18 with president Ludvík Svoboda on board during his visit to Finland. The lynx silhouette places this aircraft with Hävittäjälentolaivue 31 (Fighter Squadron 31).