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My Russian sucks, haven't used it since before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Something about a Ki-43 in Korea at the beginning of 1950 at Pyongyang (3rd line last word) airport, and its Japanese camouflage (last two words).

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Yeah North Korean,The Japanese occupied the entire country annexed it back in the 30's.When the soviets forced them out in 45,They left behind lots of equiptment the koreans put to use if possible.

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they left behind s**tloads of stuff after the surrender; not only in Korea, but mainland China. Both sides used ex-JAAF aircraft during the civil war (until the spares ran out)

there was also (unconfirmed!) reports of ex-Soviet P-63s and A-20s too.

 

2 regiments of MiG-9 Fargos were stationed at Bejing, and were NOT liked by the PLAAF flyers

 

I'd reccomend "Red Wings over the Yalu" by Xiaoming Zhang - a full history of PLAFF from it's formation thru Korea. A very large, and VERY detailed booK

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From the original Wings Palette article;

 

Pkhenijan airport, early 1950s. Aircraft in non-flying state. It carried leavings of Japanese camouflage. Profile based on verbal description of Soviet technicians.

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