03 April 2009

In 1962, the 204th IAP (fighter regiment) of the Yugoslav Air Force and Air Defense at Batajnica AB near Belgrade had the unique distinction of being the only European unit during the Cold War to operate both Soviet and US aircraft. The unit had been operating F-86 Sabres obtained as part of Marshall Tito's break from the Soviet Union but in 1962 took delivery of its first MiG-21s as they started converting to the Russian fighter.

Source: Air Forces Monthly, January 2009. "MiG-21s Over Europe, Part Two" by Holger Mueller, p80.

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