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Archive: MiG-29 in Russian Air Force units in 2010
Ахтубинск (Akhtubinsk)
Эребуни (Eryebuni or Erebuni in Armenia)
Андреаполь (Andryeapol or Andreapol)
Астрахань (Astrakhan)
Домна (Domna)
Кубинка (Kubinka)
Миллерово (Millyerovo or Millerovo)
Жуковский (Zhukovsky)
Липецк (Lipyetsk or Lipetsk)
Reserve Base Липецк-2 (Lipyetsk or Lipetsk)
Reserve Base Дмитриевка, Чебеньки (Dmitriyevka (Chyebyenhky)
Training Air Regiments

929-й ГЛИЦ, Ахтубинск ■ 929th GLITs, Akhtubinsk

In Akhtubinsk is main Russian military air research centre (Defence Ministry) where are realised a military stage of State Acceptance Trials of each type of a aircraft, 929-й Государственный Лётно-Испытательный Центр имени В.П.Чкалова (929th State Flight Research Centre named after V. P. Chkalov). Centre owns a wide air range near Kazakstan border. Among other units, there's a 267-й ЛИЦ Лётно-Испытательный Центр (267th Flight Research Centre) with four Su-27 and four MiG-29.

2010 status: 929th GLITs in Akhtubinsk is operational, amount of MiGs-29: 4.

28th Guards Fighter Air Regiment, Андреаполь (Andryeapol or Andreapol)

Regiment is remarkable because use non standard stars without red outline, and applied new Russian stars in April 2009, a year before official decision!


Russia, Andreapol, 2005. 28-й Ленинградский гвардейский ордена Кутузова 3-й степени иап, Андреаполь.
28th Leningrad's Guards Fighter Air Regiment honoured with a Kutuzov Order 3rd class.


Russia, Andreapol, April 2009. Russian stars a year before official decision! Also the camouflage is rather unique.

3624-ая авиабаза, Эребуни ■ 3624th Air Base, Erebuny in Armenia

Armenia, former Soviet republic, in years 1988-1994 waged a war with Azerbaijan on Upper Karabakh, but lost a province and a piece of its own territory. In 1998 and 1999 Russian 102nd War Base in Erebuny was equipped with MiGs-29 for stabilising a situation (426th Air Group, later 3624th Air Base).

Known numbers in 2004 were: 01, 10, 23, 101 (UB) and 102 (UB), 2006: 01, 02, 04, 26, 102 (UB), between 2006 and 2007 MiGs were overhauled and repainted. Camouflage is also on lower surfaces of the fuselage.


MiG-29UB #102, Erebuny, Armenia 2005. Drawing accuracy: markings and emblems are OK, but the camouflage on upper surfaces is approximated.


MiG-29 #01, 102nd War Base, Erebuny, Armenia 2006/2007. Drawing accuracy: arkings and emblems are OK, but the camouflage on upper surfaces is approximated.


Overhauled MiG-29 #01, 102nd War Base, Erebuny, Armenia 2006/2007. Drawing accuracy: it's only a schema on basis of the various aircrafts #01, #02, #04, #23.

2010 status: air base in Erebuny is operational, amount of MiGs: 16 x MiG-29 + 2 MiG-29UB.

116-й УЦБП, Приволжский (Астрахань) ■ 116th UTsBP, Privolzhskiy near Astrakhan

Airfield Privolzhskiy near Astrakhan is home of the 116-й Учебный Центр Боевого Применения (116th Training Centre of Combat Applications of the Russian Air Force), a one of two units of the 185-й ЦБПиБП Центр Боевой Подготовки и Боевого Применения ВВС (185th Centre of Combat Preparation and Combat Applications of the Russian Air Force) in Ашулук (Ashuluk), uses MiGs-23 (?) and MiGs-29 to combat training and preparing of the combat procedures (second UTsBP, 42nd, is in Ashuluk).


MiG-29 from 116th Centre, airfield Privolzhskiy near Astrakhan. After overhaul in 275th Aircraft Repair Plant, Krasnodar. Drawing accuracy: it's only a schema on basis of the MiGs-29 #10 and #20.

2010 status: Astrakhan centre is operational, amount of MiGs-29: 32.

6982-ая авиабаза, Домна ■ 6982nd Air Base, Domna

Domna until the end of the 2009 was a home of the 120-й Гвардейский Истребительный Авиационный Полк (120th Guards Fighter Air Regiment), then a regiment was disbanded and new 6982nd Air Base created, inherited its aircrafts. In addiction, to complete a fully equipped, in December 2009 the MiGs from 28th GvIAP in Андреаполь (Andreapol) were transferred to Domna, because the unit in Andreapol was disbanded.


MiG-29 from 120th IAP, 2000. For years (since 1998) MiGs in Domna have a specific numerals, shark's jaws, Russian two-headed eagle on fins, high-detailed flying vulture (sometimes described as eagle) on left side of the spine and MiG shooting to a F-15 on left side of the spine. Full sets were painted on #41, #45 and #52, on #40, #49 and #55 there's no spine's painting, all painting were created by captain Valeriy Maksimyenko. It's worth to remember that the vulture (eagle?) it's an emblem painted in eighties on regiment's MiGs-23 in Afghanistan during war, with "Баграм-88" (Bagram) and "Шиндад-88" (Shindad), also shark's mouths were painted in Afghanistan. Drawing accuracy: markings and emblems are OK, but camouflage is approximated a little, especially on upper surfaces.


MiG-29 from 120th IAP, Domna, 2007. Since 2007 aircrafts were overhauled. Jaws are re-created in Domna by technicians. All dielectric covers are painted in blue, in that way are painted: #11, #18, #44, #47 and even MiG-29UB #84. Stunning blue look was created rather by accident, when freshly overhauled aircrafts became to Domna without repainted dielectric covers, and technicians discover that cans contains not grey, but ...blue enamel. Drawing accuracy: markings are OK,but camouflage is approximated a little, especially on upper surfaces.

2010 status: air base in Domna is operational, amount of MiGs: 36 x MiG-29 + 6 x MiG-29UB.

237-й ЦПАТ, Кубинка ■ 247th TsPAT, Kubinka

Kubinka is a home of the 237-й гвардейский Проскуровский Краснознаменный ордена Кутузова III степени и Александра Невского имени маршала авиации И.Н. Кожедуба Центр Показа Авиационной Техники (237th Proskurov's Guards Centre of the Demonstration of the Air Equipment named after Air Marshal Ivan N. Kozhedud honoured with a Red Standard, Kutuzov Order 3rd class and Alexandr Nevskiy Order). In Kubinka there's also 226-й отдельный смешанный авиационный полк (226th Detached Mixed Air Regiment) with Мi-8, Аn-12, Аn-24, Аn-26, Аn-30, Тu-134.

In July 1983 the 234th Regiment became the first air regiment of the Soviet Air Force that received MiG-29 in its inventory.

In July 1986 regiment's pilots demonstrated MiG-29 abroad for the first time. They performed good will visit in Kuoppio-Rissala in Finland.

The 237th Centre was created in 1992 from 234-й Проскуровский ГИАП (234th Proskurov's Guards Fighter Air Regiment) flying Su-27, MiG-29 and Su-25. Three aerobatic teams (АГВП Авиационная Группа Высшего Пилотажа) were active in regiment:
Небесные Гусары (Celestial Husars) in 1974 [!] with Su-25 (now disbanded for a long time),
Русские Витязи (Russian Knights) in 1991 with six Su-27 and Su-27UB,
Стрижи (Swifts) in 1991 with six MiG-29 and MiG-29UB.
Aircrafts were painted in special schemes.
Since 2002 Knights and Strizhi flying in joint formation, up to nine aircrafts.


MiG-29 #44, Soviet Union 1991, Strizhi Aerobatic Team. First painting scheme Drawing accuracy: 100%.


MiG-29 #06, Russia 2006, Strizhi Aerobatic Team. Third painting scheme, used since 2003. Drawing accuracy: 100%.

2010 status: 237th Centre in Kubinka is operational, amount of MiGs: 20 x MiG-29 + 6 x MiG-29UB, also about 16 x Su-27.

6969-ая авиабаза, Миллерово ■ 6969th Air Base, Millerovo

Millerovo until the end of the 2009 was a home of the 19-й Гвардейский Никопольский Истребительный Авиационный Полк (19th Guards Fighter Air Regiment), then a regiment was disbanded and new 6969th Air Base created, inherited its aircrafts. In addiction, to complete a fully equipped regiment, in December 2009 the famous Sharks from 31st GvIAP in Зерноград (Zernograd) were transferred to Millerovo, when the unit in Zernograd was disbanded.


MiG-29 from 19th IAP, end of the year 2009. Similar lightgrey-lightgreen camouflages are applied also on MiGs-29UB. Drawing accuracy: it's only a scheme, based on various aircrafts.


MiG-29 from 31st GvIAP #01 (former #26 still barely visible on fins), Zernograd 2006. Very "orthodox" camouflage plus a shark's mouth, Guards standard, orange-black ribbon, Russian flag. Drawing accuracy: 100%, but colours of the aircrafts may be more blueish.


MiG-29 from 31st GvIAP, Zernograd 2007. Non-standard camouflage. The same set as above plus Air Force flags on slots. Drawing accuracy: 100% but only partially. Markings are OK.

2010 status: air base in Millerovo is operational, amount of MiGs: 36 x MiG-29 + 6 x MiG-29UB.

4215-я БРС, Дмитриевка (Чебеньки) ■ 4215th BRS, Dmitriyevka (Chyebyenhky)

Second reserve base БРС База Резерва Самолетов (Reserve Base of the Aircrafts) is located in Dmitriyevka. In that base older, retired from current service aircrafts are stored for war-time and its status is regularly checked:
120 x Su-24, 187 x Su-17, 41 x Su-22, 23 x MiG-29, 52 x MiG-27, 72 x L-39.

In 2010 in reserve is 120 x MiGs-29.

4-й ЦБПиПЛС, Липецк-2 ■ 4th TsBPiPLS, Lipyetsk-2

Old emblem of the 3rd Corps of the Air Defencefrom times of the Second World WarLipyetsk (Lipeck) it's a home of the 4-й Центр Боевой Подготовки и Переучивания Личного Состава ВВС имени В.П.Чкалова (4th Centre of the Combat Preparation and Re-training of the Flying Personnel). In Centre is active 968-й ИИСАП Севастопольский Псследовательско-Инструкторский Смешанный Авиационный Полк (968th IISAP, Sevastopol's Research and Instructors Mixed Air Regiment) with four squadrons:
1st fighter air squadron: Su-27, Su-27UB, Su-30, Su-27SM
2nd fighter air squadron: MiG-29 and MiG-29UB
3rd bomber air squadron: Su-24M
4th assault air squadron: Su-25

In nineties in Lipyetsk remain a few MiGs - about ten (half of them were double-seaters), rest of them, withdrawed from Nobitz, are tranfered to other regiments. They have classic camouflage with added Russian-flag on top, numbers were changed* and repainted on fuselage, known are #29, #31, #32. For sure aircraft #38 will be renumbered to #22 before 2006 (but not have a flag on top). MiGs-29UB have numbers #34, #35, #36, #37 and #38 and were painted in two-tone camouflage (lightgrey and lightgreen), but colours after 2000 were almost faded - both almost the same lightgrey.
* In Russian Air Force code numbers are not assigned to aircraft, but airplanes are numbered in each unit, from 01 (13 is not used, because thet are supersticius). Double-seaters usually have numbers atarted from 60. A chaos started when aircrafts are shifted between units.

TRAINING AIR REGIMENTS


A. 783-й учебный центр, Армавир (783rd Training Centre, Armavir)*:
713-й УАП, Армавир (713th UAP, Armavir): L-39, МiG-29
761-й УАП, Майкоп (761st UAP, Maykop): L-39, МiG-23
B. 786-й учебный центр, Борисоглебск (786th Training Centre, Borisoglebsk)*:
160-й УАП, Борисоглебск (160th UAP, Borisoglebsk): Su-27
644-й УАП, Мичуринск (644th UAP, Michurinsk): L-39, Su-24, Su-25, MiG-29
C. Краснодарский военный авиационный институт имени Героя Советского Союза А.К. Серова, Краснодар (Military Aeronautical Institute named after USSR Hero A. K. Serov in Krasnodar)**:
704-й УАП, Котельниково (704th UAP, Kotyelnikovo): L-39
627-й УАП, Тихорецк (627th UAP, Tikhoretsk): L-39
797-й УАП, Кущевская (797th UAP, Kushchyevskaya): L-39, Su-25, Su-27, MiG-29

УАП Учебный Авиационный Полк (UAP Training Air Regiment)
* former БВВАУЛ Борисоглебское Высшее Военное Авиационное Училище Летчиков (BVVAUL, Military High School for Airmen in Borisoglebsk)
** former КВВАУЛ Краснодарское Высшее Военное Авиационное Училище Летчиков [Кача] (KVVAUL, Military High School for Airmen in Krasnodar [Kacha])

2010 status: amount of MiGs unknown - about 20-30

4020-я БРС, Липецк-2 ■ 4020th BRS, Lipyetsk-2

First reserve base БРС База Резерва Самолетов (Reserve Base of the Aircrafts) is located on airfield Lipyetsk-2, home of the 4th TsBPiPLS and 968th IISAP. In that base older, retired from current service aircrafts are stored for war-time and regularly checked:
93 x MiG-29, 55 x MiG-27, 266 x MiG-23.

Previously a unit are named БРАТ База Резерва Авиационной Техники (BRAT, Reserve Base of the Air Equipment), now (2010) it's a 4020th Reserve Base of the Aircrafts. In 1998 BRAT gets seven aircrafts from other regiments to refreshing air skills of the BRAT's airmen. It was MiGs version 9-12 (yes, it's not an error), 9-13 and 9-51. All aircrafts were very distinctively painted in local Lipyetsk's ТЭЧ (TECh, Equipment Maintenance Unit). Even more, 9-12 and 9-51 have very rare for a MiG-29 three-digit white numbers from #100 to #106. Other aircrafts in Lipyetsk are painted in similar manner (#22 #23 #24 from 968th IISAP).


MiG-29 izd. 9-13 #105, Russia, Lipyetsk, 2006. Look at the black anti-reflection cover before windscreen and the wheels. Drawing accuracy: 100% but only partially.

In 2010 in reserve is 93 x MiGs-29.

ЛИИ, Жуковский ■ LII, Zhukovsky

Every type of military russian aircraft should pass the State Acceptance Trials. First stage (A) to confirm flying characteristics, in LII Летно-исследовательский институт имени М.М. Громова, a State (Ministry of Air Industry) Flight Research Institute named after M. M. Gromov in Zhukovskiy near Moscov. Military stage B, to confirm combat characteristics, is realised in the 929-й ГЛИЦ, Ахтубинск (929th GLITs, Akhtubinsk).
LII is a research and development establishment, which handles the most relevant problems of aviation and cosmonautics with the methods of scientific experiment using flying laboratories, models, test and production planes. It's tasks is: testing prototype aircrafts and equipment, conducts most complex prototype tests, improving the techniques of prototype flight tests, improves the standard testing techniques to use in military and civil aviation and issues corresponding guiding documents (prototype testing manuals, adequacy-testing methods, etc.), developing the safety issues.
ЛИЦ Лётно-испытательный центр (LITs Flight Research Centre) and later PITs (Pilotazhno-Isslyedovatyelskiy Cyentr, Research Pilot Centre) was founded in LII by test-pilot Anatoliy Nikolaevich Kvochur in 1992 to carry out the research programs on designing of cockpits and control units, satellite radio navigation, in-flight refueling, extra long-distance non-stop flights, extramanoeuvrability operations, medical purposes, and for demonstrative flights of the Su-27, Su-30 and MiG-29.
To perform a tests, LII get in 1992 some aircrafts, under command of test-pilot Anatoly Kvochur an aerobatic team was created, named Test Pilots Team, active between 1992 and 1996. Use demilitarized Su-27P, Su-27PU (Su-30) and two MiGs-29. MiGs are destroyed in mid-air collision in Fairford, Great Britain, during air show in 1993. After that, only Su-30 were used, displayed mainly by A. Kvochur itself.


Test Pilots team uses then two MiGs #526 and 925, 1993. Drawing accuracy: 100%.

2013 status: first MiG in LII in Zhukovsky since 1993: MiG-29UB converted to LL (Flying Laboratory).


MiG-29LL, August 2013. Drawing accuracy: 100%.




Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours

Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 camouflage and painting schemes

MiG-29 MiG-29S MiG-29UB MiG-29M MiG-29M2 MiG-29SMT MiG-35 MiG-29SD MiG-29UBT MiG-29N MiG-29NUB MiG-29KUB MiG-29AS MiG-29G MiG-29GT MiG-29BM MiG-29K MiG-29SM MiG-29SE MiG-29SMP MiG-29OVT

All aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005-2017, Słupsk (Poland)
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Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours