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YEMEN

الجمهورية اليمنية (al-Ǧumhūrīyâẗu l-Yamanīyâ) (Republic of Yemen)

Revised: August 2010

In service

Since 1994 up to day
Operational: up to 21

Quantity

1994: 4 MiGs from Moldova, quantity: 4
1994: 12 MiGs loaned by South Yemen from Moldova
1997: 12 MiGs returned to Moldova

2001: 14 MiG-29 and MiG-29UB from Russia, quantity: 4+14=18
2004: 2 MiG-29SMT (9-18) from Russia, quantity: 18+2=20
2005: 4 MiG-29SMT (9-18) from Russia, quantity: 29+4=24
2005: 1 MiG-29UB crashed, quantity: 24-1=23
2005: 1 MiG-29 crashed, quantity: 23-1=22

2005: 1 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Russia, quantity: 22+1=23
2007: 1 MiG-29 crashed, quantity: 23-1=22
2007: 1 MiG-29 crashed, quantity: 22-1=21

In total: 25 MiGs bought between 1994 and 2005, some of them crashed

Units

Al Rayan (?)

Bort numbers

MiG-29: 22-32
MiG-29SMT: 22-05 22-16
MiG-29UB: 22-31

Remarks

Two Yemen unified in 1990, but soon war was started - South Yemen (ex. Democratic Republic of Yemen) demand a "divorce". In 1994 Yemen buy 4 MiG-29 from Moldova, but only 2 of them fight against South Yemen, who loaned 12 MiG-29 from ... Moldova (in 1997 returned to owner). Four MiGs remain in Yemen (Al Rayan base).

Looks that Yemen is one of the few country having MiG-29SMT in version 9-18, rebuilded from airframes 9-12 of the ordinary MiGs-29. See MiG-29MST 9-18 prototype from the year 2003 to compare (note a type of camouflage also).


RSK MiG, MiG-29SMT izd. 9-18, MAKS-2003, Moskva (Moscov).


MiG-29SMT #22-16, Yemen 2007, Sana'a airport.


MiG-29UB #22-31, Yemen 2007. Slightly different camouflage than other Yemeni MiGs.

Mariusz Wojciechowski MiG-29in colours Colors of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes

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