The “845” is an An-2P, which was first operated by the DDR-Lufthansa (DM-SKA, c/n. 17207) and entered service on February 8, 1957. The blue lightning under the row of windows is a reminder of that era.
In April 1958 the An-2 was transferred to the National Peoples Army (NVA, TS-27, Dresden) and continued for a while to fly with her rare and impressive paint scheme before it was repainted in dark green.
Today it is still flying with the call sign D-FKMI and has more than 5000 flying hours logged.
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Photos and text © by Bernhard Pethe