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Myanmar inducts more JF-17B fighters

18th December 2019 - 09:09 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Myanmar Air Force inducted two JF-17B Thunder fighters, as well as eight other aircraft and helicopters, during a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the force on 15 December.

The event occurred at Mandalay-Meiktila Air Base on the 72nd Air Force Day. This is an important date in its calendar, as new aircraft are traditionally commissioned then. A total of four JF-17s appeared at last year’s event.

The two twin-seat JF-17Bs painted blue and grey bore the serial numbers ‘1706’ and ‘1707’. The latter had been identified in photos taken at the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in China back

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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