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POLAND 

Country: Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa (People's Republic of Poland),
since 1990 Rzeczpospolita Polska (Republic of Poland)
In service: since 1989
Deliveries:
1989/1990: 12 MiGs from USSR = 9 x 9-12A + 3 x 9-51
1995/1996: 10 MiGs from Czech Republic = 9 x 9-12A + 1 x 9-51
2003/2004: 22 MiGs from Germany (18 x MiG-29G + 4 x MiG-29GT)
Losses: none
Total: 44. Operational (June 2008): 30

1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego "Warszawa"


1989/1990: 12 MiGs from USSR = 9 x 9-12A + 3 x 9-51
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1989-2000: 1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego "Warszawa", 1 Eskadra Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego; Mińsk Mazowiecki
(1st Fighter Aviation Regiment "Warszawa", 1st Fighter Aviation Squadron).

Regiment was divided into two squadrons (Eskadra): 1st squadron was equipped with MiGs-29, 2nd squadron retain its MiGs-21 (until 1996).

  • 65 - VII.1989
  • 66 - VII.1989
  • 67 - VII.1989
  • 70 - VII.1989
  • 15 - VIII.1989
  • 42 - VIII.1989
  • 64 - VIII.1989
  • 105 - IX.1990
  • 108 - X.1990
  • 111 - X.1990
  • 114 - X.1990
  • 115 - X.1990

With the end of year 1989 People's Republic of Poland ended its existence. New name of country: Rzeczpospolita Polska (Republic of Poland).

Delivery of next 6 MiGs was canceled.

Since 1990 Republic of Poland

1995/1996: 10 MiGs from Czech Republic = 9 x 9-12A + 1 x 9-51

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1995-2000: 1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego "Warszawa", 2 eskadra; Mińsk Mazowiecki
(1st Fighter Aviation Regiment "Warszawa", 2nd Squadron).

typeczech nopolish nodelivered
MiG-293810 38 XII.1995
MiG-295918 59 XII.1995
MiG-297702 77 XII.1995
MiG-298906 89 XII.1995
MiG-299207 92 XII.1995
MiG-29UB4402 28 XII.1995
MiG-294012 40 I.1996
MiG-295414 54 I.1996
MiG-295616 56 I.1996
MiG-298304 83 I.1996

Exchange with Czech Republic for polish Sokół helicopters.



1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego "Warszawa", Mińsk Mazowiecki
Emblem of the regiment was warsaw mermaid
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 65, Poland 1989
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 70, Poland 1989
Standard camouflage of polish MiG-29
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 70, Poland 1989, Święto Lotnictwa (Air Force Day) in Poznań.
Regiments emblem was covered with adhesive tape to hide a location of top secret unit...
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 70, Poland 1991
Occasional paintings around bort number: "70 YEARS WARSZAWA"
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 67, Poland 1990
One and only MiG: different camouflage on fins
Polish Air Force MiG-29
MiG-29 67, Poland 1997
The same aircraft few years later...

Emblem on air intake is 2 klucz (2nd flight)...

MiG-29UB 64, Poland 1990

MiG-29 114, Poland 1990

MiG-29 114, in-flight tests in Israel "Negev Squadron", 1997

MiG-29 114, Poland 1999

MiG-29 115, Poland 1994, occasional painting for French Mirages visit

MiG-29 115, Poland 1997, Orli Szpon (Eagle Talon) exercise

MiG-29 77, Poland 1995, ex Czech 7702

1 eskadra lotnictwa taktycznego "Warszawa"

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Since January 2001: 1st Tactical Fighter Squadron (1 eskadra lotnictwa taktycznego) "Warszawa" was formed, in structure of 23rd Air Base (23 Baza Lotnicza). 1st Fighter Aviation Regiment (1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego) in Mińsk Mazowiecki was disbanded.

65, 66, 67, 70, 105, 108, 111, 114, 115, 15 (UB), 42 (UB), 64 (UB)

38, 40, 54, 56, 59, 77, 83, 89, 92, 28 (UB)

1997-2005 overhauled in Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze nr 2 (Military Air Works no 2), Bydgoszcz.

2007-2008 after second overhaul aircrafts 70, 66, 15 (UB) were transferred from 1 eskadra to 41 eskadra.



1 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego, Mińsk Mazowiecki
Since 2004 emblem of the regiment is so called godło kościuszkowskie (Kosciuszko's emblem): traditions of 7th Eskadra (1920) and 303rd Squadron in Great Britain - 2nd World War
Some aircraft in years 2004-2007 worn two emblems (kościuszkowskie and old mermaid)

At the end of 2000 a regiment 1 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego "Warszawa" was disbanded, so mermaid lost letters "plm", but still lefton aircrafts.

Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze nr 2, Bydgoszcz
Old and new emblem. Painted after overhaul on fins

MiG-29 70, 1 elt, Poland 2001, overhauled 1997
Six aircraft (70, 66, 77, 65, 15, 92) overhauled between 1997 and 1999 don't have a black spot on nose.

MiG-29 66, 1 elt, Poland 2001, overhauled 1998

MiG-29 77, 1 elt, Poland 2001, overhauled 1999

MiG-29 67, 1 elt, Poland 2002, overhauled 2002

MiG-29 114, 1 elt, Poland 2007, overhauled 2005

MiG-29 64, 1 elt, Poland 2007, overhauled 2001

MiG-29 105, 1 elt, Poland 2007, overhauled 2004

In 2006 four aircrafts was used in Polski Kontyngent Wojskowy "Orlik" in Lithuania (Siauliai) in air policing mission...

MiG-29 77, 1 elt, Poland 2007, just before second overhaul. Note many emblems ("Toyo" it's a pilot nick name) and repaintings.

MiG-29 115, 1 elt, Poland 2006, overhauled 2005

Ppłk dypl. pil. Robert Cierniak was a commander of 1 elt and PKW "Orlik"

41 eskadra lotnictwa taktycznego

2003/2004: 22 MiGs from Germany (18 x MiG-29G + 4 x MiG-29GT)

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2004+ 41st Tactical Fighter Squadron (41 eskadra lotnictwa taktycznego) it's a former 41 Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego in Malbork. Squadron was formed in January 2002 within 22nd Air Base (22 Baza Lotnicza).

type GDR no FRG no polish nodelivered
MiG-29604 29+01 4116 VIII.2004
MiG-29607 29+02 4117 IV.2004
MiG-29615 29+03 -left in Laage
MiG-29628 29+04 4111 VIII.2004
MiG-29635 29+05 4118 VIII.2004
MiG-29661 29+06 4107 XI.2003
MiG-29668 29+07 4101 IX.2003
MiG-29669 29+08 4112 IV.2004
MiG-29670 29+09 -crashed 1996
MiG-29676 29+10 4119 VIII.2004
MiG-29677 29+11 4102 IX.2003
MiG-29679 29+12 4113 VIII.2004
MiG-29684 29+14 4114 IV.2004
MiG-29693 29+15 4108 XII.2003
MiG-29699 29+16 4103 IX.2003
MiG-29745 29+17 4104 IX.2003
MiG-29777 29+18 4120 VIII.2004
MiG-29778 29+19 4109 XII.2003
MiG-29785 29+20 4121 VIII.2004
MiG-29786 29+21 4122 IV.2004
MiG-29UB 148 29+22 4110 XII.2003
MiG-29UB 179 29+23 4115 VIII.2004
MiG-29UB 181 29+24 4105 IX.2003
MiG-29UB 185 29+25 4123 VIII.2004

2004-2007 overhauled. Till the end of 2007 15 aircraft was overhauled (4101, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4115, 4116, 4118, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123), except MiGs in ICAO-II standard (probably will not be overhauled and will be used as source of spare parts).

January 2008: probably two (unkown identification) ex-german MiGs are in air school (Wyższa Szkoła Oficerska SIł Powietrznych, Dęblin), one (4114) in Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna, Warszawa, few remains in Wojskowe Zakłady Remontowe, Bydgoszcz (4119 for sure).

In 2007 one aircraft (no 70) from 1st Squadron was moved to 41st Squadron (after its second overhaul!), next was moved in 2008 (66, 15UB).



41 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego, Malbork

MiG-29 4115, Poland 2005, ex German 29+15. Temporarily painted in WZL-2.

MiG-29 4115, Poland 2007 ex German 29+15.

MiG-29 4118, Poland 2004, ex German 29+05.

MiG-29 4121 Poland 2006, ex German 29+20.

MiG-29 70, Poland 2007, after second overhaul aircraft was transferred from 1 elt (Mińsk) to 41 elt (Malbork)

Emblem on air intake: squadron's armaments flight.

Others

April-may 2008 two MiGs was transferred to museums:
- 4111 from Malbork to Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw
- 4115 (UB) from Malbork to Muzeum Lotnictwa Wojskowego, Kraków

4119 from WZL-2 (Bydgoszcz) soon will be displayed in Pomorskie Muzeum Wojskowe, Bydgoszcz.



MiG-29 4119, Poland, May 2007, ex German 29+10. Not overhauled, but repainted in possible new camouflage scheme. Remains in WZL-2.

MiG-29 4114, Poland, October 2007, ex German 29+14. Not overhauled, even not repainted. Passed from WZL-2 to Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna in Warszawa.

January 2008: about 30 MiGs in service in two squadrons: 1st Tactical Fighter Aviation Squadron at Minsk Mazowiecki and 41st Tactical Fighter Aviation Squadron at Malbork.

September 2008 one of ex-german MiG-29 (29+06) was passed from WZL-2 to Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa (State Profession High School) at Chełm. Fictious number 2001, still in german camouflage.

November 2008 status of 41 elt at Malbork: 4101 4103 4104 4105 4110 4113 4116 4120 4121 4122 4123 and overtaken from Minsk (overhauled): 65 66 70 77 92 = 16 in total.

Currently overhauled (XI.2008) in WZL-2 facilities at Bydgoszcz: 28, 38, 56, 59, 89.

Ex-German MiGs (XI.2008):
29+07 4101 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+11 4102 - left in WZL-2 Bydgoszcz
29+16 4103 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+07 4104 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+24 4105 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+03 Laage museum, Germany
29+06 4107 - PWSZ Chełm
29+15 4108 - left in WZL-2 Bydgoszcz
29+19 4109 - left in WZL-2 Bydgoszcz
29+22 4110 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+04 4111 - overhauled; MWPolskiego Warszawa
29+08 4112 - overhauled; WSOSP Dęblin
29+12 4113 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+14 4114 - WAT Warszawa
29+23 4115 - overhauled; MLW Kraków
29+01 4116 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+02 4117 - left in WZL-2 Bydgoszcz
29+05 4118 - overhauled; WSOSP Dęblin
29+10 4119 - left in WZL-2 Bydgoszcz
29+18 4120 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+20 4121 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+21 4122 - overhauled; 41 elt
29+25 4123 - overhauled; 41 elt


Ex-german MiG-29 #29+06,
educational aid in Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa (State Profession High School) at Chełm, Poland 2008


Overhauled in 2008 MiG-29UB #15, in 2009 for Goraszka Air Show get large 1st Squadron's emblem on top.

23 Baza Lotnictwa Taktycznego (former 1 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego)

Special painting "Kosynierzy Warszawscy" (Warsaw Scythemen)

First MiG with historic emblem of Kosciuszko Squadron was MiG-29UB #15 (see above), painted in Summer 2009, second MiG-29 #56 (also in 2009).
Since June 2012 members of Fundacja Historyczna Lotnictwa Polskiego (Robert Gretzyngier and Wojciech Matusiak) paint on MiGs portraits of historical commanders (two portraits of the same person on each MiG) of 7th Escadrilla, 111th Squadron and Squadron 303 (the last one famous from Battle of Britain).
MiG-29 56 2012 June Marian Pisarek (1912-1942) colourful emblem
MiG-29UB 15 2012 Zdzisław Krasnodębski (1904-1980) colourful emblem
MiG-29 111 2012 Mirosław Ferić (1915-1980) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 40 2012 Witold Urbanowicz (1908-1996)low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 115 Bolesław Gładych low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 59 Zdzisław Henneberg (1911-1941) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 114 Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (1917-1941) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 108 Ludwik Paszkiewicz (1907-1940) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29UB 28 Gustaw Sidorowicz (1905-1993) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 67 Wojciech Kołaczkowski (1908-2001) low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 42 2013 July Cederic Fauntleroy low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 105 2013 July Merian C. Cooper low-visibility emblem
MiG-29 .. planned Bolesław Drobiński (1918-1995)
MiG-29 .. planned Jerzy Jankiewicz
MiG-29 .. planned Wojciech Januszkiewicz
MiG-29 .. planned Witold Łokuciewski

Mirosław Ferić

Witold Urbanowicz

Marian Pisarek

Zdzisław Krasnodębski
Kosynierzy Warszawscy Warsaw Scythemen
Emblem in low-visibility version, painted since 2012

Polish Air Force MiG-29
First MiG-29 from 23 BLT (portraits of Marian Pisarek). Mińsk Mazowiecki, June 2012.

Polish Air Force MiG-29
First MiG-29 from 23 BLT with low-visibility emblem (portraits of Mirosław Ferić). Mińsk Mazowiecki, 2012. Emblem is painted with slighty lighter enamel than lightgray on upper surfaces.

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