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IRAQ

الجمهورية العراقية [al-Ǧumhūrīyâẗu l-ʿIrāqīyâ] (Republic of Iraq)

Revised: August 2010

In service

Between 1987 and 2003 (see also: Iran)

Deliveries

1987: 5 MiG-29 (9-12B) and 1 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union
1988: 10 MiG-29 (9-12B) from Soviet Union
In total: 16 MiGs in 1987 and 1988

Units

9th squadron (?) in a base near Bagdad

Bort numbers

see table
Arabic numerals from 0 to 9: ٠١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩

Remarks

Iraq ordered in USSR 48 aircrafts in total, but the order was realised only partially in 1987 and 1988.

Standard camouflage. On all photos of Iraqi MiGs-29 before war, about 1989, it's always the same aircrafts with number ٢٩٠٦٠ (29060).


MiG-29 #29060, Iraq, 1989. Drawing accuracy: OK.

During First Gulf War in January 1991 four* were destroyed by USAF F-15:
17 January 1991 - MiG-29 by AIM-7, F-15C (58th TFS / 33th TFW) - pil. Kelk
17 January 1991 - MiG-29 by AIM-7, F-15C (58th TFS / 33th TFW) - pil. Magill
19 January 1991 - MiG-29* by AIM-7, F-15C (58th TFS / 33th TFW) - pil. Craig Underhill
19 January 1991 - MiG-29** by two F-15C (58th TFS / 33th TFW) - pil. Cesar Antonio Rodriguez

* or 5 or 15 or as much as You like, according to various so called "sources"
** shot down by Underhill
*** MiG-29 piloted by Jameel Sayhood hit the ground during the combat with Underhill and Rodriguez, just after first MiG-29 was shot-down by Underhill

MiG-29 air victories* in 1991:
17 January 1991 - Tornado by R-60 (15th Sqn RAF, pil. Lennox & pil. Weeks) - pil. Jameel Sayhood
17 January 1991 - F-111F by R-60 (48th TFW USAF) - pil. Khudair Hijab
19 January 1991 - B-52 by R-27R (4300th BW USAF) - pil. Khudair Hijab

* unconfirmed in any way, may be completely untrue


In 1991 four aircrafts flown to Iran and probably were incorporated to Iranian air force, as many other types (for example about fourty [!] Sukhois Su-24).


During Second Gulf War in 2003 some were destroyed on the ground, some hiding by Iraqis in sand, digging after war. Few lasts in desert after war, in state of a debris (I've count four on photos 2003-2004). Iraqi Air Force (Al Quwwa al Jawwiya al Iraqiya) don't have MiGs after war.


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9-12B -٢٩٠٣٠ (29030) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٣٢ (29032) standard ? flown to Iran in 1991 (?)
9-12B -٢٩٠٣٨ (29038) standard ? flown to Iran in 1991 (?)
9-12B -٢٩٠٤٠ (29040) standard debris in 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٤٤ (29044) standard ? flown to Iran in 1991 (?)
9-12B -٢٩٠٥٠ (29050) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٥٦ (29056) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٥٩ (29059) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٦٠ (29060) standard debris in 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٦٢ (29062) standard debris in 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٦٣ (29063) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٧٢ (29072) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠٨٠ (29080) standard debris in 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠ (290..) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-12B -٢٩٠ (290..) standard ? destroyed 1991 or 2003
9-51B - ٢٩٠٠٤ (29004) standard ? flown to Iran in 1991 (?)

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