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Combat aircraft type of the 149th Fighter Bomber
Air Division in the sixties and early seventies.

Soviet Air Force Su-7 Fitter Polish Krzywa airport Photos: Alexander Taranenko collection
Soviet Air Force Su-7 Fitter Polish Krzywa airport Photos: Alexander Taranenko collection
Soviet Air Force Su-7 Fitter Polish Krzywa airport

The Su-7 Fitter-A squadrons of the 3rd Fighter Bomber Air Regiment were the Soviet nuclear strike capacitive air units in Poland in the sixties. The Su-7 Fitter-A type could carry nuclear weapons.

The first Su-7B Fitter-A arrived to Krzywa airport in 1961, they received Su-7BM Fitter-A version later.

They replaced their Su-7B/BM Fitter-A type with modern MiG-27 Flogger-D type in the second half of the seventies. The first MiG-27 Flogger-D bomber arrived to Krzywa airport in 1976.

The main close air support fighter-bomber aircraft type of the Soviet 4th Air Army was the MiG-17 Fresco type in the sixties. All air regiments of the 149th Fighter Bomber Air Division used this common type in Poland.

The 89th Fighter Bomber regiment replaced their MiG-17 Fresco type with Su-17M Fitter-C variable wing bomber type in 1974.

Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Szprotawa airport Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Szprotawa airport
Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Szprotawa airport

The Soviet 42nd Fighter Bomber Air Regiment at the Polish Żagań airport replaced their old MiG-17 Fresco-A close air support aircraft to high-speed MiG-21PF/PFM Fishbed-D/F type in the first half of the seventies.

Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport

The MiG-17 Fresco-A fighter-bomber type of 42nd Guard regiment. The armament consisted of two NR-23 and a N-37D cannons, moreover under each wing two racks could also carry 50-250 kg bombs UB-16 rocket pods or fuel tanks.

Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport

Soviet weapon officer of the 42nd guard regiment maintains a 37mm N-37D and two 23mm NR-23 guns of MiG-17 Fresco fighter-bomber at Wschowa Soviet reserve grass airfield in summer of 1974

 

Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport
Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport Soviet Air Force MiG-17 Fresco Polish Zagan airport

Photos: Alexander Taranenko collection and sgvavia.ru

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