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[–] cinderblock 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What did they do, steal a bunch of Russian planes?

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[–] ComedicGoat [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The Soviet Union left Indonesia when the Indonesians kicked out the local communist parties (scapegoated them to install a new Western-aligned government [does this sound familiar?]) and the Soviet-made aircraft were left without maintenance and support. The aircraft pictured here didn't have any manuals (Soviet technicians burned them before they left) or batteries (presumably taken to keep the aircraft from being operated), so the Indonesians invited the USAF to take them in exchange for aircraft and diplomatic support.

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[–] ComedicGoat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just got sent here from /v/Pics, hopefully someone can restore these old pics of my pops'. I can send higher quality scans if need be. Some of the pics had one side lifted slightly from the scanner face hence the pixelization in some of them.