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Tactical squadron exercise in Kecskemét, around 1980


Between 1977 and 1979 the Hungarian Homeland Air Defense's MiG-21MF fighters were lined up in Kecskemét with the 59th Fighter Regiment of Homeland. From the first-generation MiG-21's, only the early two-seat MiG-21U's stayed in the regiment.

On the nose of the 9312 tactical number MiG-21MF, the 2nd Homeland Air Defense Division's "perfectly maintained aircraft" badge can be seen.
 

Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver



The “Pestvidéki” machine factory begun the industrial moderate improvement - due after 600 flying hours - in 1976 on the MiG-21MF type that was delivered between 1971 and 1974. Out of the 50 MiG-21MF aircraft originally delivered by the Soviet's 46 got this treatment.

The previously varnished, natural metallic colored airplanes left the factory with a silver coat. Typically that was the time when they received the new circular shaped tactical numbers instead of the previously used angled one.


 

Magyar MiG-21MF Hungarian MAZ
Hungarian Air Defence Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver
Kecskeméti repülötér 1980 Kecskemét MiG-21MF 8109



In 1980 the 59th Homeland Fighter Regiment convoy from Kecskemét attended the Air Show over Budapest. The pilots who participated in the parade trained in Kecskemét.


 

Hungarian MiG-21MF 9307 Hungarian airpower 1980 MiG-21MF
Kecskemet MiG-21mf 9512 9307 Hungarian MiG-21MF 9307 9514
Hungarian airshow 1980 Kecskemet MiG-21MF 8109
Hungarian MiG-21 Hungarian fighter
Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian MiG-21MF Fishbed-J in silver Hungarian airbase
Kecskemet MiG-21UM 3031 Kecskemet airbase





Source:
Nagy András collection

Tags:
Hungary, MiG-21MF, MiG-21U, MiG-21UM, Kecskemet, 59th Home Air Defence Regiment, Warsaw Pact, People's Republic of Hungary, Hungarian People's Army, Mikoyan and Gurevich

Címkék:
Magyarország, MiG-21MF, MiG-21U, MiG-21UM, Kecskemét, 59. honi vadászrepülő ezred, 59. HVRE, Pestvidéki Gépgyár, Varsói Szerződés, Magyar Népköztársaság, Magyar Néphadsereg, Mikojan Gurevics

Облако тегов:
Венгрия, МиГ-21МФ, МиГ-21У, МиГ-21УМ, Кечкемет, 59-й истребительный авиационный полк, 59-й ИАП, КРЙУ, Организация Варшавского договора, Венгерская Народная Республика, Венгерской народной армии, Микоян и Гуревич