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Soviet MiGs-29 in East Europe
1986-1994

Between 1986 and 1989 in some regiments of Soviet forces in East European countries (German Democratic Republic, Hungary and Czechoslovakia) MiGs-29 began to replace MiGs-21 and MiGs-23, while in Poland were deployed greater Sukhois Su-27. In each regiment were more than 30 MiGs and about 4-6 MiGs-23UB for training (not too many MiGs-29UB in that time were already delivered!). Regiments belonged to 16th Air Army (Western Group of Forces, Germany), 36th Air Army (Southern Group of Forces, Hungary), 4th Air Army (Northern Group of Forces, Poland, not MiG-29 at all) and Central Group of Forces, Czechoslovakia.


MiG-29 #29, 968th regiment, Soviet Western Group of Forces in GDR, Altenburg-Nobitz, about 1990. Very interesting MiG-29 from early production series 9-12. Drawing accuracy: 100%, but only one side.


MiG-29 9-12 #21, 733rd regiment, Soviet Western Group of Forces in GDR, Damgarten, about 1990. Very interesting non-standard camouflage on aircrafts #21 and #44, painted in similar way (even more extreme) were also #09 and #33. Drawing accuracy: 100%, but only one side.


MiG-29 9-12 #08, 33rd regiment, Soviet Western Group of Forces in GDR, Wittstock, about 1990. Standard camouflage. Some aircrafts wear the regiment's emblem (#01, #08, #36, #37, #39, #55UB and #64UB) with MiG's-29 siluette and winged aurochs. Drawing accuracy: 100%, but only one side.


MiG-29 9-13 #83, 787th regiment, Soviet Western Group of Forces in GDR, Finow, about 1990. Standard camouflage. On aircrafts in excellent technical state was painted (both sides of the fuselage) a sign called "Отличный самолет" (Distinguished Aircraft): #75, #79, #82, #84. Drawing accuracy: 100%, but only one side.

German Democratic Republic
33 IAP, Wittstock
773 IAP, Damgarten (Pütnitz)
787 IAP, Finow (Eberswalde)
31 GvIAP, Falkenberg (Alt Lönnewitz)
85 GvIAP, Merseburg
968 IAP, Altenburg (Nobitz)
35 IAP, Zerbst
73 GvIAP, Köthen
about 256 MiGs-29

Hungary
14 IAP, Kiskunlacháza
515 IAP, Sármellék
5 IAP, Tököl
about 96 MiGs

Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
114 IAP Milovice
barely 10 MiGs

Total: about 362

Some of these regiments have had a nuclear capability from the mid-1970s, and had nuclear weaponry stored at their bases (for example Kluczewo near Stargard Szczeciński, Chojna, Bagicz in Poland, Milovice in Czechoslovakia, Kiskunlacháza in Hungary) in Granit-2 shelters.

Even MiG-29 9-12 (only Soviet variant, not exports 9-12A or 9-12B!) can carry a nuclear bomb RN-40 (30 kT TNT) on reinforced central pylon, as many other Soviet front-line fighters and bombers (MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-27, Su-7, Su-27, Su-24, Su-25) and helicopters.




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