North Korea Wonsan International Air Show

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North Korea Wonsan International Air Show

North Korea Wonsan International Air Show. Yes that is the first ever North Korea's Air Show. The official name is Wonsan Air Festival. North Korea has historically been very secretive about its military capabilities. Including the scope of its air force fleet. So it really was a historic occasion when the nation was opened to host its first public demonstration of air. They called it International Friendship Air Festival.

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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 of North Korea

Held from 21 to 28 September at the Airport Wonsan on the east coast, the event featured fighter jets, helicopters, balloons. As well as the only airline in the country, Air Koryo.

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North Korea MiG-29 Fulcrum

The fleet that being shown off including Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum, Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, Mig-21bis Fishbed, Mil Mi-8T and Yakovlev Y-5 Force. And MD500D US-made helicopters that were exported illegally to the country in the 1980 International sanctions prevent the export of many aircraft to North Korea.
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