Shenyang F-5 Fresco

in North Korean Air Force service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 125
Total Still Active: n/a
Total Now Stored: n/a
Service Entry: n/a
Retirement: current
Main Role: Attack
Origin: China


More than 100 Chinese-built MiG-17s were received. One source claims that 380 F-5s had been delivered to North Korea by 1963. In 2007, it was reported that 107 remained in service. Three Air Regiments with three squadrons each were equipped with the type: the 35th Air Regiment at Kaech’on, an Air Regiment at Panghyon/Naamsi AB and the 4th or 11th Air Regiment at Taetan AB. Also see MiG-17.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes


None available at present.

More Information


  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17: The Soviet Union’s Jet Fighter of the Fifties (Yefim Gordon)

Other Sources

To be added.

See other operators of the Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-17 'Fresco'

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