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FORBIN

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a technical question about an elderly fighter still used in North Korea :

MiG-17 or shenyang J-5A of North Korea Air Force, I noticed that it has 4 hard points for bombs connected to the fuselage




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2 hard points for fuselage bombs I've already seen them on the Egyptian Mig-17

but have never seen 4 , this could be a change made in DPRK ?
Mig 15's have been in North Korea Service for sometime. In 1953 Kenneth H. Rowe then No Kum-sok a Lt. in the North Korean Airforce defected from North Korea to the South and US taking with him This Mig. It was Trialed by Chuck Yeager where it was discovered not to be super sonic.
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Curious but sure remains in service only 30 FT-2/Mig 15UTI but only for training
 

sahureka

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First 806 is not a Mig 17, It's a Mig 15.
We can tell this because of the Nose number red 806 the same as this photo

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Now if you look on the Wing we see 2 fences that's Mig 15 Chinese Production J2
Mig 15 has 3 fences on the wing.
Now as we see here. View attachment 43723
I am not sure what those are but I doubt weapons perhaps an updated radio. If you look at this side photo It seems those structures vanish. Weapons on both the Mig 15 and Mig 17 are wing mounted except for the Cannons. This is due to the low ground clearance of the gear and Fuselage vs the ground and the Air Breaks.

This image makes it clear they are very thin
Mig-15, plane even older , however, looking at these photos, I remain of the idea that they are hard points for bombs



 

TerraN_EmpirE

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Well that's some very restricted real estate to the rear is the landing gear to the front is the Guns.The Rear one is even worse. Then again the North Koreans have done weird before.
Mig 15 was on that border line when planes were built to kill with guns but then missiles became practical.

Every Time I have ever seen a Mig 15 loaded for bear the extra weapons are on the wings.
The Bomb racks on the Egyptian Mig 17 were a Crude DIY mod made in the 70's.
 

sahureka

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the similarity with the change made in Egypt leads me to think of a strong military technical collaboration in the past of the two nations, and not just the simple purchase of weapons.





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Probably the sending to Egypt of Mig-17 instructors pilots of DPRK, (also present during the 4th Israeli Arab war -Yom Kippur)

may have facilitated the exchange of information on the changes to be made on the aircraft
 

sahureka

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other photos of Mig-15 or 17 with hard points for bombs connected to the fuselage, it makes me think that North Koreans have implemented this additional capacity on the majority of this old model of aircraft
 

FORBIN

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other photos of Mig-15 or 17 with hard points for bombs connected to the fuselage, it makes me think that North Koreans have implemented this additional capacity on the majority of this old model of aircraft
A bit too much :)
 

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