KITS 08/2021

MiG-21MF, 10th Tactical Squadron, Lask AB, Poland, 2001–2003

At the turn of the century, Poland began to reequip its air force, moving from Soviet (and later Russian) aircraft to American machinery, namely Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon. One of the MiG-21MFs that were at the time nearing the end of their service life was the No. 7809, serving with the 10th Tactical Squadron. This unit was based at Lask Air Base between 2001 and 2003.

MiG-21SM, 812th UAP, Kharkov Higher Military Academy, Kupyansk AB, Soviet Union, August 1991

This aircraft, adorned with a shark mouth and eyes, served with the 812th UAP (Training Regiment), operating within the structure of the Kharkov higher military academy. This MiG-21SM was among the aircraft displayed during the open house day on

August 18, 1991.

MiG-21MF, Jagdfliegergeschwader 3, Preschen AB, German Democratic Republic, 1990

Red ‘687’ was assigned to JG-3 based at Preschen air base near the town of Forst through the eighties and into the nineties.

At that time, the unit operated the MiG-21MFs as well as the MiG-29s, and pilots also had the MiG-21UM and MiG-29UB available

for training flights. The unit, which was the part of the air force of the German Democratic Republic, also known as East Germany, was graced with the name ‘Wladimir Komarow’, in honor of the Soviet cosmonaut who died on April 24, 1967, during the landing after return from the orbit in the Soyuz 1 capsule. This aircraft is part of the collection of the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft

in Oberschleissheim.



INFO Eduard - August 2021