Thursday, March 18, 2021

Guards MiGs

Today we present a pikshur that is well-known to those who dig Soviet aviation of the Great Patriotic War.

The photo was taken at Vnukovo Airfield near Moscow on March 7th, 1942 and shows MiG-3s of the 120th Fighter Aviation Regiment on occasion of said regiment being renamed as the 12th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment.


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For the model builders out there and/or for those who simply appreciate colors and markings... contrary to decades of popular belief, the outer wings of the ship closest to the camera were undoubtedly not red, but green. More info on that HERE.

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