The Hungarian People's Army operated 49 Hip-Cs, initially equipping the 86th Independent Helicopter Regiment between February 12 and 25, 1969. Training with the new helicopters began in Kecskemét but by the end of the year they had been re-deployed to Szentkirályszabadja, which served as the main base for Mi-8s in the following decades, although some were based at Szolnok Opera. This example is on display at the superb RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs bought this L-200D in 1962 to replace an earlier 'A' series that had just crashed. It went on to serve for 16 years until it was retired in 1978 with 4,648 hours and 4,692 landings. It is now on display at the super and very friendly RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
In total, the Hungarian People's Army flew 6 Mongol-Bs trainers (this version has the wide-chord vertical stabiliser as on the MiG-21PFM) with the type serving between 1964 and 1987. After retirement, some examples went to India but this plane is no on display at the RepTár Szolnoki
This Fresco-D, the all-weather fighter version equipped with Izumrud radar, NR-23 cannons and a VK-1F engine, is one of an impressive line of Soviet fast-jets on display at the super RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
The Farmer-E is the all weather interceptor version of the MiG-19 and the only one that served with the Hungarian People's Army. In total, 12 of the type were in service based at Taszár with the 31st National Fighter Battalion between 1959 and 1974. This example is now on display at the super RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
This 1978-built L-39 was previously '174' with the NVA machine and '28+26' after unification. It went to the HuAF in 1993 until the type was retired from service in 2009. The plane belonged to the Dongó (Hornet) Squadron at Kecskemét and flew from 2005 in a hornet-patterned paint job for the Kecskemét air show but this was soon changed to this shark-themed scheme. It is now on display at the very interesting RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
This Me-108 is in reality a 1946-built, ex-Armée de l'Air Pengouin II and is on display at the super RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum in these Hungarian markings. Royal Hungarian Air Force operated eight (or seven?) examples between 1937 and 1945,
This Midget is the two-seat training version of the MiG-15 fighter jet. The first four MiG-15UTIs for the Hungarian People's Army arrived at Tököl in 1951 with 49 in total of the type serving until final retirement in1974. This example is on display at the very nice RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
The Hungarian Air Force flew 12 Fitter-Js that served between 1984 and 1997, although these did not use the usual Lyulka AL-21 engines, rather were manufactured with the Tumansky R-29BSZ-300 gas-turbine jet engine with afterburner. This example is on display at the very nice and friendly RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.
The Flogger-C is the two-seat, training version of the MiG-23. The Hungarian Air Force originally introduced three MiG-23UB and then inherited two more after the end of the Socialist era when Soviet troops withdrew. This example is now on display at the super RepTár Szolnoki Repülőmúzeum.