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MiG-17PF - Fuerza Aérea Argentina

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17PF - Grupo 6 De Caza, Fuerza Aérea Argentina, 1964

The Argentinian elections of 1958 saw Arturo Frondizi become President and with some support from Peron's followers he introduced various policies to encourage investment and make the country self-sufficient in energy and industry. One major issue was Argentina's chronic trade deficit and in early 1960 Frondizi controversially cancelled the order for 28 refurbished F-86F Sabres on cost grounds and announced the procurement of 40 MiG-17PF interceptors from the Soviet Union for an undisclosed sum "to be funded solely by beef exports". Entering service with Grupo 6 De Caza in 1961 the MiG-17PF's were initially delivered in a natural metal finish but soon adopted a camouflage scheme and served in frontline service until 1977 and thus played no part in the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict but did remain on 'reserve status' until 1983.







Edited by Spinners

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Yeah sometimes I wish TK would take more use of a skin randomizer in the single mission generator.. A lot of gold just lay wasted in the cats

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