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MiG-17F - Syrian, 1968, landed in Israel, colour film clip
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Troy Smith
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« on: August 17, 2023, 11:59:14 PM »

This link got posted on Hyperscale

https://www.britishpathe.com/asset/153525/

 THERE IS STILL CONFLICT IN ISRAELI AND SYRIAN REPORTS ON THE LANDING OF TWO MIG-17 JET AIRCRAFT IN NORTHERN ISRAEL YESTERDAY (MONDAY). ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL ISRAELI SPOKESMAN, TWO SYRIAN PILOTS LANDED THEIR AIRCRAFT ON A SMALL AGRICULTURAL AIRFIELD IN NORTHERN ISRAEL, OUT OF FUEL AND UNSURE OF THEIR PRECISE LOCATION. SYRIAN SOURCES CLAIMED THE TWO JETS WERE "ACCOMPANIED" IN.
FARMERS WORKING IN A NEARBY FIELD WATCHED WITH AMAZEMENT AS THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLED THE AIRFIELD, NORMALLY USED LIGHT AIRCRAFT TO SPRAY INSECTICIDE.

A CROWD GATHERED AS THE TWO DAZED PILOTS STEPPED FROM THE JETS. WHEN TOLD THEY WERE IN ISRAEL, OBSERVERS SAID, THEY BLANCHED PERCEPTIBLY.
TODAY THERE WAS CONJECTURE THAT THE TWO JETS MIGHT BE EXCHANGED FOR THE HI-JACKED EL AL AIRLINER AND ITS 12 ISRAELI PASSENGERS HELD I ALGERIA FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS. ACCORDING TO PRESS REPORTS. "CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM" WAS BEING VOICED ON THE CHANGES OF AN EXCHANGE.  

says issue date 13 August 1968.  Fascinating for the colours shown.

Syrian MiG-17's Israel 1968 by losethekibble, on Flickr

top 4 are port of 1033

lower 4 are starboard of 1041

Note the repeat of the number on top of fin, and that both look to have a very similar camouflage pattern

Note the similar colours used on Gloster Meteors sold to the Syrians, here on a text flight over the UK before delivery


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