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-21MF as well as MiG-29s, and pilots also had the MiG-21UM and MiG-29UB available for
training flights. The unit served the German Democratic Republic, also known as East Germany, and was graced with the name
‘Wladimir Komarow’, in honor of the Soviet cosmonaut who died on April 24, 1967, during landing on return from orbit of the Soyuz 1 capsule. This aircraft is part of the collection of the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft in Oberschleissheim.
No. 7628, Egyptian Air Force, Tanta AB, Arab Republic of Egypt, 1988
Aircraft No. 7628 represents the appearance of Egyptian military aircraft that are known through to the present day. The black
outlined bright orange fields appeared on Egyptian aircraft at the end of the seventies, not only on the MiG-21s, but also on other
fighters such as the MiG-19, F-4 Phantom and Mirage. The reason for this practice was better visual recognition of friendly aircraft in combat during the war with Libya.
INFO Eduard - November 2021