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SLOVAKIA

Slovensko (Slovakia)
Slovenska Republika (Slovak Republic)
Vzdušné sily ozbrojených síl Slovenskej Republiky (Air Force of the Forces of the Slovak Republic)

Revised: August 2010

In service Since 1992 up to day
Operational 2010: 13 modernized to MiG-29AS and MiG-29UBS standards
Quantity

1992: 9 MiG-29 (9-12A) and 1 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Czechoslovakia inheritance
1994/95: 12 MiG-29 (9-12*) and 2 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Russia
In total: 24 MiGs between 1992 and 1995
* Soviet fully-capable version 9-12, not 9-12A!
Losses:
3 MiG-29 lost in accidents

Among 21 aircrafts 13 were modernized, 8 are stored.

Units

Letecká základňa generálmajora Otta Smika, Sliač, Tri Duby (Air Base named after general major Otto Smik, Sliač, airfield Tri Duby)

Zmiešané krídlo Otta Smika, Sliač (Composite Air Wing), incl:
- 1 Bojová [stíhacia] letka* (1st Combat [Fighter] Air Squadron) = inherited Czechoslovak MiGs
- 2 Bojová [stíhacia] letka** (2nd Combat [Fighter] Air Squadron) = second batch
- veliteľská letka (... Squadron)
- výcviková letka (Training Squadron)
* former 311 letka
** former 312 letka

Bort numbers

1 letka:
MiG-29: 3911 5113 5817 8003 9308 7501 3709 5515 8605
MiG-29UB: 4401
2 letka:
MiG-29: 6829 6526 6627 0921 0820 2022 6425 6728 6124 0619 6930 2123
MiG-29UB: 1303 5304

Remarks

First batch inherited from Czechoslovakia when the federation "take a divorce". All aircrafts were in darkgreen-greeen-brown-sand camouflage, even MiG-29UB #4401.


MiG-29 #3911, Slovakia, about 1995; still in Czechoslovakian camouflage.


MiG-29 #7501, Slovakia, about 1994. National colours. Drawing accuracy: markings 100%, four-tone background - about 75%.

Second batch of MiGs are from Russian air force inventory as debts payment. It's not version 9-12A! They can carry external fuel tanks under wings. Standard MiG's grey-greenish camouflage.


MiG-29UB #1303, Slovakia, about 1994. Even after upgradation to UBS standard, it still is in tiger's skin (2010). Drawing accuracy: tiger's stripes are approximated a little.


Overhauls in Slovakian aircraft repair and manufacturing company Letecké Opravovne Trenčín LOT:
2001: #4401(UB), repainted
2004: #3709 and 3911, repainted


MiG-29 #3911, Slovakia. Repainted in 2004 in creamy grey-darkgrey scheme, as similar #3709. Drawing accuracy: 100%.


2004-2007: 13* aircrafts were overhauled in cooperation with RSK MiG and then upgraded to so called MiG-29AS and MiG-29UBS standard, with Russian and Western equipment.
* Not 12, as mentioned in some reports.


MiG-29 #3911, Slovakia; after upgrade to MiG-29AS standard in 2007. Drawing accuracy: 100%.


MiG-29 #2123, Slovakia; MiG from second batch upgraded to MiG-29AS standard in 2006. Still in grey-greenish camouflage, as most of the Slovakian MiGs-29AS. Drawing accuracy: 100%.


Aircraft #0921 was painted in December 2007 in spectacular digital pattern created by Canadian civilian research enterprise. Camouflage pattern is named Digital Thunder™, developed in 2006 by the design team of Dr. Timothy R. O'Neill and Guy Cramer from HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.


MiG-29AS #0921, Slovakia; upgraded to MiG-29AS standard, digital camouflage scheme, December 2007. Drawing accuracy: 100% (it's no joke - every pixel is in place).

Also modernized in 2007 #0619 in 2008 was painted in even more extravagant camouflage pattern called Cloudcam™, developed in 2005 by the same team. In January 2008 its fins was painted in Slovakian national colours for 15th anniversary of the Slovak Air Force, soon fins were repainted in Cloudcam. Then aircraft #0921 was repainted to Cloudcam and both gets false canopys on the undersides. Painted in Trenčín.


It's only a fin of MiG-29AS #0619 in January 2008. Drawing accuracy: generally OK, but it's a scheme anyway. Cloudcam pattern is too complex to draw at all!


products/nb/ncamouflage2010 status
9-12A, former CSRS 2960532039 3911 4-tone standard
-> repainted in 2004 in Trenčín
in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12A, former CSRS 2960532351 5113 4-tone standard not in service
9-12A, former CSRS 2960532358 5817 4-tone standard not in service
9-12A, former CSRS 2960526380 8003 4-tone standard not in service
9-12A, former CSRS 2960526393 9308 4-tone standard not in service
9-12A, former CSRS 2960526375 7501 4-tone standard
-> plus stripes in national colours
not in service after overriding 10g in flight
9-12A, former CSRS 2960532037 3709 4-tone standard
-> repainted in 2004 in Trenčín
in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12A, former CSRS 2960532355 5515 4-tone standard not in service
9-12A, former CSRS 2960526386 8605 4-tone standard not in service
9-51A, former CSRS N50903013244 4401 4-tone standard
-> repainted in 2001 in Trenčín
in service, upgraded to MiG-29UBS
9-12, second batch 2960536068 6829 2-tone standard
-> 2001 "white tiger" in front of the fuselage
crashed in 2002, collision with #6930
9-12, second batch 2960536065 6526 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960536066 6627 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960535409 0921 2-tone standard
-> 2007 Digital Thunder™ pattern
-> 2008 or 2009 Cloudcam™ pattern
in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960535408 0820 2-tone standard not in service
9-12, second batch 2960536020 2022 2-tone standard burned down after engine accident while take-off
9-12, second batch 2960536064 6425 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960536067 6728 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960536061 6124 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960535406 0619 2-tone standard
-> 2008 Cloudcam™ pattern
in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-12, second batch 2960536069 6930 2-tone standard crashed 2002, collision with #6829
9-12, second batch 2960536021 2123 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29AS
9-51, second batch N50903028113 1303 2-tone standard
-> overall low-vis "white tiger" painting in nineties
in service, upgraded to MiG-29UBS
9-51, second batch N50903028253 5304 2-tone standard in service, upgraded to MiG-29UBS

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