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Eastern Order of Battle

Soviet Far Eastern Military District
1st  Special Far Eastern

Tactical Air Army in January 1, 1968

 

The units's history of the 303rd Air Division have evolved similarly to the Western units. In 1959, the 523rd regiment was the first to receive Su-7 Fitter-A tactical fighters. In 1961, the first MiG-21 Fishbed arrived at the 18th Guard Fighter Air Regiment, then in 1965 to the 224th regiment.

The 523rd regiment was a special formation. The new Su-7 Fitter-A aircraft from Komsomolsk factory were tested here. The first Su-7 version was still a tactical fighter and not a fighter-bomber. The early basic version proved to be unsuitable, causing many accidents. In 1966, there were two Su-7 disasters, both of which were caused by engine failure. This was followed by the withdrawal of the early basic Su-7 version. Only the new Su-7BM and Su-7BKL bombers remained on Vozdvizhenka airport.

Soviet 1st Tactical Air Army Order of Battle map in 1968
Soviet 224th Fighter Air regiment's MiG-17PF Fresco-D in end of the fifties

Soviet 224th Fighter Air regiment's MiG-17PF Fresco-D in end of the fifties

* The exact sub-variants (MiG-21PF/PFS/PFM) used aren't known
** There is no exact information

The 523rd regiment lost eight basic Su-7s and four Su-7BMs between 1960 and 1969. During this time period, five pilots have died. There were eleven accidents caused by technical errors, and one was a pilot failure.

Soviet 1st Tactical Air Army Order of Battle in 1968 Soviet 1st Tactical Air Army Order of Battle in 1968

In the mid-sixties, the 523rd regimentís four squadrons had 82 fighters. One Su-7 squadron was a nuclear strike combat unit. The two MiG-17s gave close air support. In the 4th squadron practiced the transporting pilots of the Komsomolski factory.

 

Soviet 303rd Mixed Air Division's fighter pilot in front of his MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F with RS-2US AA-1 Alkali missile

Soviet 303rd Mixed Air Division's fighter pilot in front of his MiG-21PFM Fishbed-F with RS-2US AA-1 Alkali missile

By the end of the sixties, the Chinese-Soviet relations hit the bottom. The Reconnaissance Force was developed. Three reconnaissance air regiments were placed at the Soviet Far Eastern between 1967 and 1969.

 

Soviet 293rd Reconnaissance Air Regiment's pilots in front of their MiG-21R Fishbed-H in Vozzhayevka in 1969

Soviet 293rd Reconnaissance Air Regiment's pilots in front of their MiG-21R Fishbed-H in Vozzhayevka in 1969

 

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