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Soviet Belorussian Military District's
26th Tactical Air Army
in January 1, 1978

The 95th Fighter Air Regiment also used a rare type of MiG-23 in the seventies. The grey colored MiG-23S Flogger-A early fighters flew in the 979th regiment, at Shchuchin airport between 1974 and 1978. The early MiG-23S Flogger-A was a transitory state between the old MiG-19S Farmer and the modern MiG-23ML Flogger model at the 979th regiment. The regiment at Shchuchin was the first to receive the MiG-23ML Flogger-G early tactical fighter type in 1977.
 

Soviet Belorussian Military District's 26th Tactical Air Army order of battle in 1978

* Mostly MiG-23 sans suffix - 1971 Model

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

Soviet 979th Fighter Air Regiment's early MiG-23ML Flogger-G interceptor in light-gray color scheme with R-60 AA-8 Apid missile in 1978

Meanwhile, the 927th Fighter Air Regiment received the MiG-21SMT Fishbed-K type in 1973. Replacing the MiG-21S Fishbed-J without internal cannon.

 

MiG-23S Flogger-As at Shchuchin.

 

Early MiG-23ML Flogger-G at Shchuchin.

 

Soviet 305th Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment Su-7BKL Fitter-A with crew Soviet Belorussian Military District's 26th Tactical Air Army order of battle map

They started the replacement of the MiG-17 Frescos at the 1st Guard Fighter-Bomber Air Division in the mid-seventies. The 911th regiment received used MiG-21S Fishbed-J type and the 940th regiment received used Su-7 Fitters (B and BKL).

In addition, the 1st division expanded. In 1976, two new fighter-bomber air regiments were set up in Postavy and Bobrovichi airports. Both new fighter-bomber regiments were filled up with newly qualified staff out of school. The experienced and senior officers were transferred here from other regiments of the division.

The 305th regiment became the twin-regiment of the 940th regiment like the 306th regiment to the 953rd's. Both new regiments were supplied with used MiG-17s and Su-7 types. The new units were nominally independent, during the training. The very old MiG-17s were only operated as training machines.

Soviet Belorussian Military District's 26th Tactical Air Army order of battle in 1978
Soviet Belorussian Military District's 26th Tactical Air Army order of battle in 1978


From the division's five regiments four used old Su-7 Fitter-A fighter-bombers. All Fitter type version (Su-7B/BM/BLK and export BMK as well) could be found at them. The first modern type, arrived in 1978 to the division. The 953rd regiment received new Su-24 Fencer-B tactical bombers.

At the 26th Air Army's direct subordinate units, little has changed. The 10th regiment handed down one of their Yak-28R Brewer-D reconnaissance squadron.

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