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The MiG-29s of the Soviet 4th Fighter Division

The 145th Fighter Air Regiment was the third unit which received the MiG-29 type. The first early MiG-29 9.12 (C/n: 296.05.09199) Fulcrum-A landed on December 17th 1984 at the airport of Ivano-Frankovsk. The pilots of the regiment moved to Central Asia's Mary Airport with their MiG-29's, so they can receive tactical training for the type at the 1521th Combat Training Center. Then they had the opportunity to launch R-27 rockets to LA-17 target machines over the desert.

In the mid-eighties the 145th Fighter Regiment's task was to offset the USAF F-16A block 15 using 50th Tactical Fighter Wing at the West German airspace. The 145th Fighter Regiments early MiG-29 9.12 Fulcrum-A fighters still didn't have BVP-30-26M chaff / flare dispensers.
 

MiG-29 9.13 version in 1987. The 4th Fighter Division received three squadrons of new MiG-29 9.13 Fulcrum-C type between 1987 and 1988. Among them, two squadrons went to the 92th Regiment and one squadron went to the 145th Fighter Regiment. Photo: Rudel Early MiG-29 9.12 in Munkachevo 1992. The 145th Fighter Air Regiment was the third unit which received the MiG-29 type. Photo: Rudel
Early MiG-29 9.12 in 92nd Fighter Air Regiment in 1988. The first early MiG-29 9.12 Fulcrum-A landed on December 17th 1984 at the airport of Ivano-Frankovsk. Photo: Rudel Early MiG-29 Fulcrum-A i n 1987 The 145th Fighter Regiments early MiG-29 9.12 Fulcrum-A fighters still didn't have BVP-30-26M chaff / flare dispensers. Photo: Rudel
Soviet 92nd Fighter Aviation Regiment's MiG-29 9.12

The 4th fighter division 92nd regiment's assigned pilots traveled to Lipetsk in 1987 so they can receive basic training at 4th Center for Combat Employment and Retraining of Personnel receive for the MiG-29 type. They took over a squadron of early MiG-29 9.12 Fulcrum-A tactical fighters from the 145th regiment, they continued the training with them at Munkachevo airport.

The 4th Fighter Division received three squadrons of new MiG-29 9.13 Fulcrum-C type between 1987 and 1988. Among them, two squadrons went to the 92th Regiment and one squadron went to the 145th Fighter Regiment, beside the early 9.12 Fulcrum-A's.

 

MiG-29 8.13 Fulcrum-C front of the shelter at Munkachevo Photo: Rudel Soviet MiG-29 accident Photo: Rudel

After the cold war both regiments painted their own signs on the side of their MiG-29's. On the right the 145th regiment's, on the left the 92nd regiment's marking.

Soviet 145th Fighter Air Regiment marking Soviet 92nd Fighter Air Regiment marking

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