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Soviet 27th Fighter Air Regiment in Afghanistan
between 1981 and 1982

The 27th regiment was sent to Afghanistan in 1981 to fight. Harsh conditions welcomed them in May 1981. The 27th regiment was the second Soviet fighter regiment in Afghanistan. They even had to invent martial procedures and organizing methods. The regiment's first and second squadron moved to Afghanistan with MiG-21bis Fishbed-L and MiG-21UM Mongol-B fighters. The two-seat MiG 21UM Mongol-B version was also used for bombardment too.

The personnel coming from Central-Asia was accustomed to the heat.

27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís crew in front of MiG-21UM Mongol-B in Bagram airport

27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís crew in front of MiG-21UM Mongol-B in Bagram airport

Regimentís crew lined-up in Bagram. In  the background MiG-21UM Mongol-Bs.

Regimentís crew lined-up in Bagram. In the background MiG-21UM Mongol-Bs.

 

Afghan Air Forceís Su-22M Fitter-J fighter-bomber and 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21UM Mongol-B in Bagram

Afghan Air Forceís Su-22M Fitter-J fighter-bomber and 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21UM Mongol-B in Bagram

Soviet Su-25 Frogfoot-A taxiing out in front of Afghan Air Force Su-22M Fitter-J and 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21bis Fishbed-L in Bagram airport in 1982.

Soviet Su-25 Frogfoot-A taxiing out in front of Afghan Air Force Su-22M Fitter-J and 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21bis Fishbed-L in Bagram airport in 1982.

 

The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew and their MiG-21 Fishbed in Bagram airport Afganistan. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan.
The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21bis Fishbed-L in Bagram airport Afganistan. Photo: Igor Bubin
Afghan Air Forceís old Su-7BMK Fitter-A, Su-7UMK Moujik and new Su-22M Fitter-J in Bagram airport Afghanistan in 1981. Photo: Igor Bubin

Afghan Air Forceís old Su-7BMK Fitter-A, Su-7UMK Moujik and new Su-22M Fitter-J in Bagram airport Afghanistan in 1981. Photo: Igor Bubin

On the right the 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21bis Fishbed-L tactical fighters in Bagram air base in 1981. Photo: Igor Bubin

On the right the 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-21bis Fishbed-L tactical fighters in Bagram air base in 1981. Photo: Igor Bubin

The 27th Fighter Air Regiment lost two MiG-21bis Fishbed-L fighter, one Mig-21UM Mongol-B trainer airplane and one pilot in a year.

 

The Guard Regimentís pilots sitting on their MiG-21bis Fishbed-L with 16-round UB-16-57 FFAR pod and bomb in Bagram in 1981.

The Guard Regimentís pilots sitting on their MiG-21bis Fishbed-L with 16-round UB-16-57 FFAR pod and bomb in Bagram in 1981.

The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan. In  the background a their  MiG-21bis Fishbed, Afghan Air Force MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F and MiG-21bis Fishbed-N fighters.

The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan. In  the background a their  MiG-21bis Fishbed, Afghan Air Force MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F and MiG-21bis Fishbed-N fighters.

 

The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan.
The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground young pilot in Bagram airport Afganistan. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground crew in Bagram airport Afganistan.
Soviet 27th Fighter Air Regiment's commanders in Afghanistan Soviet 27th Fighter Air Regiment's mechanic in Afghanistan
In 1982, the staff was entertained with a concert at Bagram airport. The 27th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís ground pilots in Bagram airport Afganistan.

  In 1982, the staff was entertained with a concert at Bagram airport.

Regimentís ground crew in Bagram

Regimentís ground crew in Bagram

27th Guard Regiment pilots in Bagram AB in 1981

27th Guard Regiment pilots in Bagram AB in 1981

Homecoming June 3, in 1982.

Homecoming June 3, in 1982.

 

After they arrived home they received intensive training. They were practicing combat and communication under electronic countermeasures (Mi-8PP, Mi-10PP, AN-12FR) conditions.

Photos: Yuri Apatenko, Igor Bubin, Alexander Kholodilin, Szergej Moiseyev, Zulkaraev Rafat, Valerij Semenov collections

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