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Eastern Order of Battle

Soviet Kiev Military District's
17th Tactical Air Army
in January 1, 1978

MiG-21bis Fishbed-L at Kanatovo - Kirovograd with camouflage. Photo:  Sergej Zetkov Soviet MiG-21SM Fishbed-J at Mirgorod in 1975. Photo:  Malasaj Anatoly

In the seventies the Soviet 17th Tactical Air Army received two regiments of advanced MiG-21SM Fishbed-J and MiG-21bis Fishbed-L tactical fighter types. The Kharkov and Chernigov Higher Military Aviation Schools training regiments formed the reserve air force with the MiG-21PF Fishbed-D type.
 

Soviet Kiev Military District's Air Forces Order of Battle in 1978
Soviet Kiev Military District's Air Forces Order of Battle in 1978
Soviet Kiev Military District's Air Forces Order of Battle in 1978

* The exact number of the MiG-23S Flogger-A squadrons is only estimated.

In 1977 the 831st Fighter Air Regiment moved from Borispol airport to Mirgorod Airport.

Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots im. Lenin's Komsomol

The Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School's 701st Training Air Regiment in 1976 received MiG-23S Flogger-A type from the 979th Fighter Air Regiment. They started the training with these from 1977 when they were moved to the reserve air force. The rest of the squadrons used the MiG-21PF Fishbed-D type.

Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots MiG-21PF Fishbed-D, Photo: strizi.ru Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots MiG-21U Mongol-A  student and instructor, Photo: strizi.ru
 Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School MiG-21PF Fishbed-Ds Photo: strizi.ru

Kharkov Higher Military Aviation order of the Red Star School of Pilots
 im. twice Hero of the Soviet Union S.I. Gritsevets

Around 1976 each of the 810th Air Training Regiment's four squadron's also replaced the old MiG-17 Fresco to used MiG-21PF Fishbed-D and MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F types.

Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots Gritsevets MiG-21PF Fishbed-D, Photo: Koku-Fan Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots Gritsevets MiG-21PF Fishbed-D and MiG-21UM Mongol-B , Photo: Koku-Fan