This photo shows how Polish used Mig-15 combat planes to de-ice railroad tracks in the 1960s

A snapshot from the Cold War: Polish used Mig-15s to clear snow off railroad tracks 50 years ago.

In the 1960s, PKP, the Polish State Railways, used Polish Air Force MiG-15s to clear snow off of railroad tracks. As the top image shows, the Polish not only used the engine, but the entire FRONT section of the Fagot (including the cockpit).

Image via @HistoricalPics

 

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