These historic fighter planes have become literal parts of history. Incorporated into war monuments, these incredible machines remind us of battles won and lost.

A Soviet MiG-23 in Lukhovitsy, Russia

Pictured above. (via IosAD3)

A Beriev Be-6, near Myrnyy, Ukraine

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Yakovlev Yak-38 in Murmansk, Russia

You can see the first and only Soviet VTOL strike fighter aircraft, the Yakovlev Yak-38 above, standing between dozens of block of flats in Murmansk, Russia. The picture was taken by Maarten Dirkse.

A Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, the Canadian license-built version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

(via Doug Kerr)

A McDonnell F-101 Voodoo supersonic jet fighter in Proctor, Minnesota

(via Ruin Raider)

A Chinese Nanchang J-12 at the China Aviation Museum, Beijing, China

(via Beijing Man and Allen Watkin)

A French-made Morane-Saulnier MS.760 Paris of the Argentinian Air Force, Mendoza, Argentina

(via Jorge Souto)

A Soviet Lavochkin La-5 FN fighter plane, near Nizny Komarnik, Slovakia

(via Miroslav Petrasko)

A Mil Mi-4 Soviet transport helicopter in Vorkuta, Komi Republic, Russia


A MiG-17 near Airfield Großenhain, Germany

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A Mig-17 high-subsonic fighter aircraft in Stavropol, Russia

(via Migluver)

A Douglas A-4B Skyhawk at the former Naval Air Station in Weymouth, Massachusetts

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Another MiG-17 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

(via Aleksey Belobodorov)

An F-16 in War Veterans' Memorial Park in Pinellas Park, Florida

(via Tampa Bay 365)

An M-21M remote-controlled drone from the Soviet jet fighter MiG-21PFM in Vinnitsa, Ukraine

(via George Chernilevsky)

A MiG-17 in Vyazma, Russia

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A MiG-21 in Uglegorsk, Ukraine

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A MiG-21 in Raduil, Bulgaria

(via Bin Im Garten)

A Republic F-84F Thunderstreak in the colors of Luftwaffe, Memmingen, Germany

(via Jerry Gunner)

A MiG-15 of the Hungarian Air Force in Dunaújváros, Hungary

(via Groszi)

An Avia B-33, the license-built copy of the Soviet Ilyusin Il-10 ground attack aircraft in Nižný Komárnik, Slovakia

(via Peter Zelizňák)

A Kamov KA-26 in Kumertau, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia

(via Maximilijan)

A Polikarpov Po-2 (or U-2) on a monument designed by Valery Androsov in Mytishchi, Russia

(via Luu)

A North American Aviation T-6 Texan trainer aircraft, somewhere in Mérida, Venezuela

(via Joanlink)

A Soviet Mil Mi-8 in Patriotov Park, Voronezh, Russia

(via Шалин)

A MiG-23ML in Zadonsk, Russia

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A North American Aviation T-28 Trojan near the main gate of Naval Support Facility Anacostia, Washington D.C

(via Leonard J. DeFrancisci)

A Soviet Ilyusin Il-28-like monument in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan

(via Ondřej Žváček)