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MIDGET - Acrylic Desk Block

MiG-15UTI, Former Shahezhen airbase, China

I photographed this former Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) MiG-15UTI, which has clearly seen better days, in a section of the former Shahezhen airbase in China. The MiG-15 UTI 'Midget', was a tandem-seat trainer, based on the MiG-15. The MiG-15 was a jet fighter developed for the USSR. It was one of the first successful swept-wing jet fighters. With the Chinese entry into the Korean War conflict, the MiG-15 began to appear in the skies over Korea. Quickly proving superior to straight-wing American jets such as the F-80 and F-84, the MiG-15 temporarily gave the Chinese the advantage in the air and ultimately forced United Nations forces to halt daylight bombing. The MiG-15 is believed to have been one of the most widely produced jet aircraft ever made, with over 12,000 built. Licensed foreign production perhaps raised the total to over 18,000. The MiG-15UTI was produced in substantial quantities, becoming the standard advanced trainer for the USSR, Soviet satellites, and client states, and remained in first-line service well into the 1970s, long after the MiG-15 fighter itself was obsolete.

 AWARDS

2011 | Bronze award - International Loupe Awards

Acrylic desk block size: 36cm x 18cm (3cm deep) 

ACRYLIC DESK BLOCKS.

Our acrylic desk blocks give the photo a three dimensional look. They are perfect for desks, bookshelves, mantlepieces, bed side tables - any horizontal surface.

The photo is printed on professional grade metallic photographic paper, using archival inks. It is then mounted on the back of an acrylic (plexiglass) block. It is finished with diamond polishing, buffing and final hand polish.

They are free standing, so no hanging system is required. These are a very popular option for gifts, farewell presents or if you need a small lightweight option to travel with. Acrylic desk blocks come in a box ready to gift.

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