Dayton, OH - The National Museum of the United States Air Force- The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-17) (NATO reporting name: Fresco) (China:Shenyang J-5) (Poland: PZL-Mielec Lim-5) is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the very similar appearing MiG-15 of the Korean War. [Wiki] - During the confrontation between the Vietnam People's Air Force and Navy pilots of the United States, the American pilots frequently recorded images MiG-17 aircraft bearing number 3020, with 13 red star symbols on the nose, signifying it has shot down 13 enemy aircraft. The U.S. pilots said it's due to a pilot Vietnam People's Air Force control. In these times captured signal contact or exchanges between ground and pilots together, they would often hear the word "Toon" or "Tomb" often repeated. They claimed that it was the name of the legendary pilot. From this myth a super pilot nicknamed "Toon" was born.
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