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Photos of the 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment
 from the eighties

Soviet Air Forces of the Western Group of Forces's 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17 Fitter pilots in 1986

The 125th Fighter Bomber Air Division's 730th regiment usually used old techniques which it received from other unit.

This changed in 1982. The old MiG-21SM Fishbed-J fighter bombers were replaced with modern and factory fresh Su-17M4 Fitter-K airplanes. So they became the Soviet Air Force of the Western Group of Forces most advanced fighter-bomber type aircraft regiment. The photos below were made between 1983 and 1991 at Neuruppin airport about the 730th regiment's crews and technique.

The regiment handed over their Su-17M4 Fitter-K in 1991 to the 20th Guard Fighter Bomber Air Regiment.


The 730th regiment's known Su-17s:

730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17M4 Fitter-K landing with SPS-141 ECM pod 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's pilots
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17M4 Fitter-K landing 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17M4 Fitter-K rolls
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17M4 Fitter-K at Neuruppin 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's Su-17M4 Fitter-K  and crew in hangar
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K in 1986 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K in 1986
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K in hangar 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17UM3 Fitter-G
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K in 1986 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment Su-17M4 Fitter-K in 1986
730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's pilots front of their Su-17M4 Fitter-K aircraft at Neuruppin 730th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment's crews front of their Su-17UM3 Fitter-G training aircraft at Neuruppin