No. 8447, No. 46 Squadron, Egypt, 1973
This is an aircraft from No.46 Squadron as it appeared during combat exercises prior to the Yom Kippur War in 1973. For the purposes of
quick identification, aircraft carried a large black, outlined in white, letter on the fin. The nose carries a rendering of the goddess Nekhbet,
protector of Upper Egypt. Aircraft coded 8447 survived the Yom Kippur War and was photographed in this guise at Cairo in October 1975.
No. 9111, 3. Eskadrą Lotnictwa Taktycznego, Poznań - Krzesiny, Poland, 2002
The 3rd ELT was formed on January 1st, 2001 at Poznan - Krzesiny and was equipped with MiG-21MF, bis and UM aircraft. The unit only used
the MiG-21MFs for two years, ending their use in 2002. The bis version was flown by the pilots of the 3rd ELT until 2003 when it was decided
to re-equip the unit with American F-16s. On April 1st, 2008, the 3rd ELT, 6th ELT and the 31st Baze Lotnicza were disbanded and the 31st
Baza Lotnictwa Taktycznego (31st tactical Air Base) was formed. Since 2007, this aircraft has been displayed at Poznan - Krzesin. The aircraft
is camouflaged in shades of grey that is used on F-15s and F-16s. The raven's head marking on the fin hails from 2002 on the occasion of
a CO's gathering in Berlin. Below the windscreen is the 3rd Squadron marking, the predecessor of the 3rd ELT.
INFO Eduard - May 2021