Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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Iwan Bogels wrote:To me the MiG-25 had always been the ultimate "Red Star Aircraft" during the cold war.
For us in the non-Soviet WP airforces the MiG-25 was a "nightmare".
Russians sent MiG-25s with high-speed, at high altitude as targets - simulate SR-71 - to check our air-defence.
Most of the times to catch it - it was mission impossible.
With MiG-21, absolutely no chance.
In HuAF we had only 1! "efficient" theoretical head-on shot with MiG-23MF, SAM guys had hard times too...
I red many "dream-stories" of Foxbat intercepts over WP countries...I had doubts always :!:

Israelis could not catch the "egyptian" MiG-25s too...

I talk about the Foxbat with AWACS guys in mid 90s, they told - they had really hot-seats in the "what-if with MiG-25" scenarios :wink:
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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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1984 Soviet AF Mi-6s - 396.gv.ovp. Kalocsa AB
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 2&t=h&z=14

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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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WOAAAAAAHHHH! I'd love to hear the sound this formation produced. I bet you could have heard them from miles away!!
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SquAdmin wrote:I bet you could have heard them from miles away!!
Our unit with 4 x MiG-21bis were deployed to there then.
The noise of those helos is memorable, but for me to see the simultaneous takeoff of the whole unit - that was more unique :wink:
It was the "Duna-84" large scale WP exercise, 396.gv.ovp. Mi-6s went to Czechoslovakia with Russian tanks and paratroopers onboard.
Few lucky guys were there where they landed, I have photos of that too:

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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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" In the time of the Cold.War it was usus, that over the Baltic-sea fighters of NATO and Warshaw-Pact "played" intercepting of the enemy. The most hated enemy in such duells for our MiG-21 pilots was the SAAB J-35 Draken, because the Draken could fly slow and was agil under this condition. The MiG-21 stalled much earlier than the Draken and the Danish pilots loved this game till the MiG-23 came and changed the rules. "

Few pics of the "Baltic-games" - Interestingly the neutral Swedish guys liked the game very much too:
originals are here:
http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b737/album/44438?p=1
author "b737"

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http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b737/view/114420?page=1

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http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/b737/view/114421?page=1

These kind of Cold-War Era intercept photos are my alltime favorites.
If anybody has same pics pre 1990 - especionally unpublished negs or slides - please write to me in pm.
I am open to mart, change same shots in high-res always :wink:

Also, if anybody can help me with useful data on low-speed DACTs with Danish(Finnish) AF Drakens, pilot stories, any Links etc....please, please, please :!:
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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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I´m afraid I won´t be of any help, Robert, as few if any of us got to have a peek behind the Iron Curtain in those days.
All I can do is watch in awe, especially at the Yaks.

Can´t wait for your book!

Hans.

N.B.: The Draken in the pictures above is Swedish, to be precise from F10 "Skanska Flygflottilj" from Angelholm.
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Hans Rolink wrote:I´m afraid I won´t be of any help, Robert, as few if any of us got to have a peek behind the Iron Curtain in those days.
Hans,
I think here - " I am open to mart, change same shots in high-res always :wink: " - any photos of intercepts, occassional "meetings" with WP aircrafts in the international airspace over Baltic- North-seas....
I think, there are a lot of such pics in the drawers of Dutch, Belgian, German, Danish, Brittish, USAFE NATO pilots....these are not "secret" today, only interesting moments from history.....
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Those who are monitoring this topic might wanna check this: http://www.scramble.nl/forum/viewtopic. ... 30#p356230" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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Is anybody here, who took photos at the MiG-21 visits in France, Finland, Sweden ?

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The Commander of the Swedish wing is sitting in a MiG-21bis in 1975!
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http://www.strizhi.ru/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB ... 5584/25#25
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For Foxbat fans...
http://5t5s588.gallery.ru/watch?a=2PF-dihI
1983-85

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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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My all time favourite of those days : the Yak-28 :evilbat:

Dozens of pics from 1982 : http://bvvaul-barnaul.narod.ru/Kamen-82.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Very Nice shots of the Mi-6 just awesome!!

I Will buy the book also !!

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Re: Warsaw Pact photos - pre 1990 only

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..side-numbers - " Blue-Force " for tonight :wink:...

MiG-21s from the 1968-75 period, from various Soviet AF units:

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