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Soviet 236th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment’s MiG-27 bombers at the Chortkov airport
in the second half of the seventies

Soviet MiG-21PFS Fishbed-F at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F at the Chortkov airport

The 236th regiment used the MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ type as a fighter bomber aircraft for twenty years until 1975 at the Chortkov airport.

Before they were given the new, state-of-the-art MiG-27, three squadron second-hand MiG-21PFS/PFM ‘Fishbed-F’ was used as a temporary fighter bomber for two years. The high-speed attack was learned by the staff on these MiG-21 type. The staff was trained in 1977 for the new and final MiG-27 ‘Flogger-D’ variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft in Lipetsk.

Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport USSR MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport
Soviet MiG-27 Flogger-D at the Chortkov airport

 

USSR MiG-27 Flogger-J2 at the Chortkov airport
USSR MiG-27 Flogger-J2 at the Chortkov airport
USSR MiG-27 Flogger-J2 at the Chortkov airport

Between 1980 and 1981 the regiment received new and advanced MiG-27K ‘Flogger-J2’  variant, with a laser designator and compatibility with TV-guided electro-optical weapons.

 In 1984 the 236th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment moved to Czechoslovakia with two squadron MiG-27K ‘Flogger-J2’ and one squadron basic MiG-27 ‘Flogger-D’ tactical bomber type.

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Source: Juri Vahrameev, Ivan Lyalko, Viktor Pluzhnik, Valery Dyakov