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Soviet Carpathian Military District's
14th Tactical Air Army
in January 1, 1973

Huge changes took place in the Soviet Carpathian Military District at the end of the 60's and the beginning of the 70's . The 14th Air Army participated in the occupation of Czechoslovakia and the strengthening of the Chinese Soviet border. In 1968 the regiment resettled from four airports (Ovruch, Ivano-Frankovsk, Cherlyany, Starokonstaninov) into these crisis areas. In the next five years, the aforementioned four airports operated as the base of operation, and six new regiments were formed before 1972.

The 69th independent Training Air Regiment’s soldier in front of MiG-15UTI Midget

Needed more new aircraft crews, therefore, pilot training was temporarily accelerated in 1968. Four pilot training regiments (example 69th independent Training Air Regiment at the Ovruch airport) were created. These only taught flying and closely related subjects. Younger boys came here with a DOSAAF pre-qualification as well as young graduates from other non-military pilot colleges. They were trained here for one or two years before they went to the combat regiment.
 

 

Accelerated Soviet pilot training in the 70s


<- The 69th independent Training Air Regiment’s soldier in front of MiG-15UTI ‘Midget’

Sovie 14th Tactical Air Army Order og Battle in 1973

Four new regiments were formed at Ivano-Frankovsk and Cherlyany airports between 1969 and 1971. Three of these moved to the Chinese Soviet border at the beginning of the 70's with MiG-21 and MiG-17 aircraft so they can attack China if necessary.

The core of the new unit was from the experienced pilots in the first squadron. The second and third squadron was formed out of the freshly graduated personnel.

The 168th Fighter Air Regiment received very eraly MiG-23 sans suffixe ‘Etalon’ aircraft type in 1972.

The 168th Fighter Air Regiment received very early MiG-23 sans suffixe ‘Etalon’ model of 1971 aircraft type in 1972. This photo was taken at the Starokonstaninov airport in summer of the 1973. Photo: AiV0002 V. A. Macak

Rare MiG-21S Fishbed-J tactical fighter aircraft from the 92nd Fighter Air Regiment

Rare MiG-21S ‘Fishbed-J’ tactical fighter aircraft from the 92nd Fighter Air Regiment at the Munkachevo AB

Sovie 14th Tactical Air Army Order og Battle in 1973 MAP

 

Sovie 14th Tactical Air Army Order og Battle in 1973 Sovie 14th Tactical Air Army Order og Battle in 1973

* Very early MiG-23 sans suffixe ‘Etalon’ version
** The exact sub-variants used aren't known

*** The 114th Tactical Bomber Air Regiment received second hand Yak-28 ‘Brewer’ bomber aircrafts in 1974

The first MiG-23M Flogger-B tactical fighter arrived to the 92nd Fighter Air Regiment at the Munkachevo AB in end of the 1974. Photo: gettyimages TASS The 230th Front Bomber Air Regiment’s Yak-28PP Brewer-D ECM and Yak-28I Brewer-C bomber aircraft.

The first MiG-23M ‘Flogger-B’ tactical fighter arrived to the 92nd Fighter Air Regiment at the Munkachevo AB in end of the 1974. Photo: gettyimages TASS

The 230th Front Bomber Air Regiment’s Yak-28PP ‘Brewer-D’ (b/n: 58) ECM and Yak-28I ‘Brewer-C’ (b/n: 20, 26, 19) bomber aircraft in 1977.

The 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment received two new reconnaissance aircraft types. 13 Yak-28R ''Brewer-D', 12 MiG-25 "Foxbat-B/D" reconnaissance type and 3-3 Yak-28U 'Maestro', MiG-25RU 'Foxbat-C' aircraft arrived at the Kolomija airport in 1973.

 

Soviet MiG-25 'Foxbat' supersonic reconnaissance aircraft at the Kolomija AB 70s

 

Soviet Yak-28R Brewer-D at Kolomija airport in the seventies

 

The 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment’s MiG-25RB ‘Foxbat-B’ at the Kolomija airport in the middle of the seventies. Photos: Denys Tomenchuk collection The 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment’s Yak-28R ‘Brewer-D’ at the Kolomija airport in the middle of the seventies. Photos: Denys Tomenchuk collection

The 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment’s MiG-25RB ‘Foxbat-B’ and Yak-28R ‘Brewer-D’ at the Kolomija airport in the middle of the seventies. Photos: Denys Tomenchuk collection

The 947th regiment received Su-7BM/BKL ‘Fitter-A’ and Su-7 ‘Moujik’ trainer in 1976. Photo: Evgeni Egen The three air squadron of the 236th regiment used second-hand MiG-21PFS/PFM ‘Fishbed-E’ supersonic bomber aircraft type from 1975. Photo: Vladimir Nosovitsky

The Soviet 14th Air Army replaced their old IL-28 ‘Beagle’ and MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ bomber and fighter-bomber type for second-hand supersonic Yak-28 ‘Brewer’, MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’, and Su-7 ‘Fitter’ type between 1974 and 1976.
 

Left: The 947th regiment received Su-7BM/BKL ‘Fitter-A’ and Su-7U ‘Moujik’ trainer in 1976. Photo: Evgeni Egen

Right: The three air squadron of the 236th regiment used second-hand MiG-21PFS/PFM ‘Fishbed-F’ supersonic bomber aircraft type from 1975. Photo: Vladimir Nosovitsky

 

A movie, about the Su-7B, Su-7BM and Su-7BKL Fitter-A bombers of the 806th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment at Lutsk airbase in 1970. The original movie was taken in 1970. Director: Alexey Gabrilovich

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