North Korea’s Mig-29 Fulcrum jets getting new paint scheme

Photos of a North Korean Mig-29 operating from a highway shows the Fulcrum with a brand new color scheme.

A series of images released by North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) show Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un attending Korean People’s Army Air Force’s latest highway drills.

Among the aircraft involved in the drills there is also a Mig-29.

Interestingly, the Fulcrum sports a new color scheme: whereas the bottom of the fuselage has kept the light blue color, the top has been painted with a two-tone gray color scheme.

North Korea Mig-29 KJU

Here below you can see the “old” livery of North Korea’s Mig-29s.

Mig-29 old livery

It’s not clear whether the new livery is temporary, or it is going to become a standard within North Korea’s fleet; in 2013, KPAF changed the camouflage of some Il-76s belonging to the state-owned national flag carrier airline of North Korea Air Koryo to reinforce the flying parade over Pyongyang.

Image credit: KCNA

H/T to @CombatAir for the heads-up

 

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