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Oct 15, 2018

Albania’s graveyard of Soviet-era MiGs

Albania’s graveyard of Soviet-era MiGs

Long the graveyard of its once mighty air force, Albania's base at Kucova is set to become a NATO station - to the delight of its former airmen longing to hear the engines roar again.

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An Albanian Air Force member walks near an old non-function Airplane in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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An Albanian Air Force crew member walks on a wing of the MiG-19 jet fighter in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian Air Force members walk near MiG-19 jet fighters in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian Air Force crew member inspects a MiG-19 jet fighter in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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MiG-19 jet fighter is pictured in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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A general view of Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian military member is pictured at the air traffic control tower in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian Air Force members walk near dozens of MIG-s jet fighters in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian Air Force members walk near MiG-15 jet fighters in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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A shepherd and sheep are pictured in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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MiG-15 jet fighters are pictured in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Albanian Armed Forces member closes the gate in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Old Albanian military vehicle is pictured in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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An Albanian Military Force member use uses binoculars in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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An Albanian Air Force crew member inspects a MiG-17 jet fighter in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Names of soldiers are pictured at MiG-17 jet fighter's body in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Old Albanian military vehicles are pictured at Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Mi-4 helicopter is pictured in Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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Old Albanian military vehicles are pictured at Kucova Air Base in Kucova FLORION GOGA/REUTERS

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