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MOLDOVA

Republic of Moldova

Revised: August 2010

In service

Between 1991 and 2006

Quantity

1991: 6 MiG-29 (9-12), 21 MiG-29 (9-13) and 6 MiG-29 (9-51) from Soviet Union inheritance
In total: 33 MiGs in 1991
1992: 1 MiG-29 (9-13) #53 sold to Romania, quantity: 33-1=32
1992: 1 MiG-29 lost in conflict in Transnistria, quantity: 32-1=31
1994: 4 MiG-29 sold to Yemen, quantity: 31-4=27
1997: 21 MiG-29 sold to USA, incl. MiG-29UB #61, quantity: 27-21=6

Since 1997: 6 MiG-29 left in Moldova, out of service, probably not flightworthy

Units

Marculeshty (ex. Soviet 86th Fighter Air Regiment of Black Sea Fleet of USSR)

Bort numbers

MiG-29 in green camouflage: white numbers 03 04 07 08
MiG-29UB: darkblue number 61
MiG-29 in grey-lightgreen camouflage: yellow numbers 07 42 43 44 45 47

Remarks


MiG-29 without bort number, Moldova 1993.
Inherited form Soviet Union aircrafts were repainted in Markuleshty in overall green.
Majority of pilots left Moldova, and only four pilots can fly MiGs in 1993.


MiG-29UB #61, Moldova about 1995, special painting scheme.

1994: 12 MiG-29 was loaned to South Yemen, later they return to Moldova and were overhauled in Belarus in 1997.

1997: 21 MiGs was bought by United States of America administration (to avoid that thay're bought by Iran) and transported by C-17 Globemaster III to Wright-Patterson AFB, USA. Investigated by National Air Intelligence Center, Dayton, Ohio. In 2007 few remains in museums and variuos air bases (for example Nellis AFB).


MiG-29 #08 (previously #21), Moldova end of nineties and 2005 in USA.
Below a thin layer of green enamel original camouflage was still visible (green-darkgreen-sand-brown or grey-lightgreen) - that's why a green color looked so "ugly". In 2005 green is still on the aircrafts, but almost scratched (#08, #16 in USA).


One of the Moldovian MiGs-29 in totally fictious painting made in 15th NAS, Fallon, Nevada, 2007.


2006: MiGs are out of service.

2007: 6 MiG-29 (9-13) in pale, faded grey-lightgreen camo remains in Marculeshty airfield

June 2010: Moldova want to sell six MiGs for about 27-30 mln USD or scrapped them if it's not possible to sell the aircrafts. MiGs are in non-flying state and need an overhaul, they were produced in 1988.


MiG-29 #47, Moldova 2007.

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