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Weekdays on Kokayty airport in the eighties

The 115th Guard Fighter Air Regiment flew over Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989. In the Afghan war the MiG-21bis Fishbed-L fighters were intensively used. They flew bomber and escort missions. On the regiments MiG-21's rear part of starboard under ASO dispensers were suspended.

Turkmenistan Military District's Air Force MiG-21bis Fisghbed-L. In the Afghan war the MiG-21bis Fishbed-L fighters were intensively used. 115th Guard Fighter Aviation Regiment MiG-21bis Fishbed-L. They flew bomber and escort missions. On the regiments MiG-21's rear part of starboard under ASO dispensers were suspended.
MiG-21UM Mongol-B at Kokaydy airport Turkmenistan Military District's Air Force MiG-21bis Fisghbed-L
Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L with Soviet Guard emblem
Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L close to the Afghan border Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L in Soviet - Afghan war
Kokayty MiG-21UM Mongol-B USSR Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L mechanic person
Kokayty MiG-21UM Mongol-B camouflage with Guard emblem

From the Soviet Far East, in 1988 the 302nd Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment deployed at Kokaydy airport. The two regiments flying Su-17M4 Fitter-K and MiG-21bis Fishbed-L types. His takes missions until February 15, 1989 over Afghanistan.

Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L with bomb Kokayty MiG-21bis Fishbed-L over Afghanistan
302nd Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K with bomb 302nd Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K  at Kokaydy airbase close to the Afghan border

There hasn't been a fatal disaster during a training flight in the last 14 years. But several accidents and ejection occurred.

There hasn't been a fatal disaster during a training flight in the last 14 years. But several accidents and ejection occurred. MiG-21bis Fishbed-L crash USSR MiG-21UM Mongol-B crash

The 115th Guard Fighter Air Regiment's old MiG-21bis Fishbed-L type was also replaced in 1989 by the advanced MiG-29 9.13 Fulcrum-C type. They handed over their MiG-21bis Fishbed_L and MiG-21UM Mongol-B aircrafts between 1989 and 1990. Each of the machines individual signals were painted over before they were handed over.

They handed over their MiG-21bis Fishbed_L and MiG-21UM Mongol-B aircrafts between 1989 and 1990 Each of the machines individual signals were painted over before they were handed over.

Source:
Andrey Timohin collection

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