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Leningrad Military District
10th Independent Air Defence Army
on January 1, 1988

In the eighties, the 10th Independent Air Defence Army was the most advanced air defense army in the Soviet Union! Six anti-aircraft missile brigades received S-300PT/PS/PM 'SA-10A/D/E Grumble' Soviet long-range surface-to-air missile system to replace older SA-75 Volhov 'SA-2 Guideline' model.

Soviet pilot of the 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO in front of their early Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ interceptors at the Kilpajavr in 1989

Soviet pilot of the 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO in front of their early Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ interceptors at the Kilpajavr in 1989

Soviet 72nd Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO’s pilot in front of their large MiG-31 ‘Foxhound’ fighter aircraft at the Amderma airport in the early nineties.

Soviet 72nd Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO’s pilot in front of their large MiG-31 ‘Foxhound’ fighter aircraft at the Amderma airport in the early nineties.

 

Su-27 Flanker interceptors at the Murmansk region in the eighties

 

Between 1983 and 1992 the 10th Air Defence Army received more than 120 MiG-31 'Foxhound' and about 70 Su-27 'Flanker' modern twin-engine long-range interceptor aircraft type! Meanwhile, the older Tu-126 ‘Moss’ airborne early warning and control aircraft type were replaced by new Beriev A-50 'Mainstay' Soviet airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft type over the Barents Sea.

In the second half of the eighties over the Barens and Norwegian Sea Soviet Beriev A-50 'Mainstay' airborne early warning and control aircraft and Su-27 'Flanker-B' air defense fighter patroled. In the second half of the eighties over the Barens and Norwegian Sea Soviet Beriev A-50 'Mainstay' airborne early warning and control aircraft and Su-27 'Flanker-B' air defense fighter patroled.

In the second half of the eighties over the Barents and Norwegian Sea Soviet Beriev A-50 'Mainstay' airborne early warning and control aircraft and Su-27 'Flanker-B' air defense fighter patroled. Photo: Norwegian AF

 

21st Air Defense Corps, Severomorsk 4th Air Defense Division, Belushya Guba
Soviet 10th OA PVO map in 1988
5th Air Defense Division, Petrozavodsk 23rd Air Defense Division, Arkhangelsk

 

Soviet Su-15TM Flagon-F at Afrikanda airport in 1993 CCCR Su-15TM Flagon-F at Afrikanda airport in 1993

In the eighties, three fighter air regiments (431, 265 and 57) of the 10th Independent Air Defence Army used the older Su-15TM 'Flagon-F' traditional interceptor type. The 57th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO began to replace their Su-15TM aircraft to new MiG-31B air-to-air refueling capable aircraft type in 1990. Both photos were taken at the Afrikanda airport about the pilots and their Su-15TM ‘Flagon-F’ fighter aircraft of the 265th Fighter Air Regiment PVO in 1993.

The first MiG-31 ‘Foxhound’ air defence fighter arrived to 72nd Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO at Amderma in 1986. On the photo: eight MiG-31 at the Amderma airport in early nineties.

The first MiG-31 ‘Foxhound’ air defence fighter arrived to 72nd Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO at Amderma in 1986. On the photo: eight MiG-31 at the Amderma airport in early nineties.

On March 18, 1988, Viktor Georgievich Pugachev landed Greem Bell ice field a Su-27UB ‘Flanker-C’ (second prototype) together with the four early Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ fighter of the 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO.

The Soviet 10th Independent Air Defence Army's fighter-interceptor units repeatedly regularly visited Northern Franz Josef Land's Greem Bell airfield between 1978 and 1988 with Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’, MiG-31 ’Foxhound’, and Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ long-range fighters.

On March 18, 1988, Viktor Georgievich Pugachev landed a Su-27UB ‘Flanker-C’ (second prototype Blue 02) together with the four early Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ (Red 01, 02, 07, 08) fighter of the 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO.

The Soviet Su-27 ‘Flanker’ interceptors on the Greem Bell ice field were only a few hundred kilometers from the North Pole!

 

 

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