Main page "Colours ot the MiG-29 (Fulcrum)"

Revised: March 2018

Since 2006 see: Republic Serbia


Југославија, Србија Црна Гора

until 1992: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)
1992-2006: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), then State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (SUSM)

In service

1987-1992 SFRY: 18 MiGs
1992-2006 FRY, SUSM: 5 MiGs

Since June 2006 see: Republic Serbia


1987-1988 SFRY: 14 MiG-29 (9-12B) and 2 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union
In total 16 MiGs between 1987 and 1988
Local name is L-18 (Lovac = fighter) and NL-18 (Nastavni Lovac = trainer fighter)

In 80's Yugoslavia planned to built own fighter jet Нови Aвион (Novi Avion = New Aeroplane), designed by Ваздухопловнотехнички институт (Air Technical Institute) in Belgrade in cooperation with French Dassault. In meantime, until new aircraft will be ready, two existing aircraft were tested: MiG-29 in 1985 and Mirage-2000 in 1986. Soviets offered a better price, so MiG won a "contest". In 1991 Yugoslavia disintegrated and Novi Avion programme was canceled.

Yugoslavia obtainded MiG-29 in slightly degraded version 9-12B, not 9-12A!

1999 losses: 10 MiG-29 and 1 MiG-29UB
Only five MiGs survive NATO's operation Allied Force. Four were destroyed on the ground, six were shot-down and one is crashed.

  1. L-18 18103 - destroyed on ground by NATO in air strike at Batajnica AB, 1999
  2. L-18 18104 - destroyed on ground by NATO in air strike at Niš airport, 1999
  3. L-18 18106 - shot down near Kruševac by friendly fire (SAM), pilot maj. Predrag Milutinović ejected safely, 1999
  4. L-18 18107 - destroyed on ground by NATO in air strike at Batajnica AB, 1999
  5. L-18 18109 - shot down near Valejvo by NATO F-16C (there's some information about friendly fire too - MANPAD), pilot col. Milenko Pavlović was killed, 1999
  6. L-18 18110 - crashed near Ponikve airport during a non-combat flight, maj. Slobodan Tešanović ejected safely, 1999
  7. L-18 18111 - shot down near Titel by NATO F-15C, pilot maj. Nebojša Nikolić ejected safely, 1999
  8. L-18 18112 - shot down near Priština by NATO F-15C or possible friendly fire (SAM), pilot maj. Iljo Arizanov ejected safely on enemy territory (held by KLA) and managed to break through enemy lines to Priština Air Base, 1999
  9. L-18 18113 - shot down near Loznica by NATO F-15C, crashed in Bosnia, pilot capt. Zoran Radoslavljević was killed, 1999
  10. L-18 18114 - shot down near Bijeljina by NATO F-15C, crashed in Bosnia, pilot, maj. Slobodan Perić ejected safely in Bosnia and with help of local Serbs managed to avoid capture by NATO forces and escapes back to FRY, 1999
  11. NL-18 18302 - destroyed on ground by NATO in air strike at Batajnica AB, 1999

1987-1991: 127th squadron of 204th Fighter Air Regiment, Batajnica [Bataynica] near Belgrad
1991-2006: 127th squadron Vityezovi (Knights) of 204th Fighter Air Regiment, Batajnica
204. LAP Lovacki Aviacijski Polk (Fighter Air Regiment) have two squadrons, one with MiGs-29 - 127. LAE Lovacka Aviacijska Eskadrila (Fighter Air Squadron) and second 126. LAE equipped with MiG-21bis (L-17).

204. LAP

127. LAE, "Vityezovi"



L-18: 18101 18102 18103 18104 18105 18106 18107 18108 18109 18110 18111 18112 18113 18114
NL-18: 18301 18302

Numbers it's a three last digits of the aircraft's number.
Local name of MiG-29 is a Serbian designation L-18 for Lovac (fighter).
Local name of MiG-29UB is a Serbian designation NL-18 Nastavni Lovac (trainer fighter).

Serbia & Montenegro

MiG-29: 18151, 18201, 18202, 18203
MiG-29UB: 18351, 18352

Camouflage and painting

MiG-29 no. 18112, SFRY Yugoslavia 1989. Standard MiG's camouflage.

MiG-29 18108, Serbia & Montenegro 2004. Markings were used in FRY.

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

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

All aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005-2018, Słupsk (Poland)
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