Air Power The Cold War

Warsaw Pact aircraft


Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle
The Mis-named MiG

The MiG-15 'Fagot' out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. It's original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood' ! - MiG-15 'Fagot'

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19S FARMER

Sukhoi Su-11 'Fishpot'

Tupolev Tu-16 'Badger'

Tupolev Tu-142 'Bear'

Yakovlev Yak-28P 'Firebar'