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Soviet Turkestan Military District's Air Force
in January 1, 1983

All air units of the Soviet 49th Tactical Air Army took part in the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Meanwhile, the 49th Tactical Air Army reorganized become Air Force of the Turkestan Military District in 1980.

Soviet Tactical Air Force during the Afghan invasion in 1979

 

The army's flying units returned to Turkestan between 1981 and 1982, but later they still participated in cross-border bombings and reconnaissance. The Soviet Turkestan Military District's Air Force was too small for the task. That is why they received two aviation regiments from the local 12th Independent Air Defense Air Army. The 735th and 156th originally interceptor air regiments were redesigned into fighter-bomber regiments in 1981. The 735th regiment's MiG-23M Flogger-Bs were capable of bombing tasks, but the 156th regiment's Su-15 Flagons weren't.

USSR MiG-23M Flogger-B at Khanabad Karshi airport. Photo: Yuri Mikhailov

Former air-defense pilots in front of theirs MiG-23M Flogger-B bombers in the early eighties in Khanabad-Karshi airport. The 735th air regiment re-designations from interceptor role to fighter-bomber role in 1981. Photo: Yuri Mikhailov

Soviet MiG-21bis Fishbed-L in the maintenance hangar at the Kokayty airfiled

The Soviet technical officers of the 115th Guard Fighter Air Regiment in front of theirs MiG-21bis Fishbed-L/N tactical fighter aircraft in the maintenance hangar at the Kokayty airfiled in the eighties.

Therefore, the Su-15 Flagons of the 156th regiment and the MiG-21SM/PFM Fishbed-J/Fs of the 136th regiment were replaced with new Su-17M3 Fitter-H bomber type in 1981. The Su-17 type worked very well over Afghanistan in the eighties. The 87th independent Reconnaissance Air Regiment also replaced the old MiG-21R Fishbed-Hs with Su-17M3 Fitter-Hs in the early 1980s too.

 

Soviet 115th Guard Fighter Air Regimentís life at Kandahar airport, Afghanistan in 1980

 

Soviet 156th Fighter Bomber Air Regiment in Afghanistan between 1983 and 1984.

 

Soviet Air Force 49th Tactical Air Army order of battle map in 1983


   * early basic version
  ** was formed in the middle of the eighties
*** during retraining

Soviet Air Force 49th Tactical Air Army order of battle in 1983

 

Soviet-Iranian border guard in the eighties

 

Soviet MiG-21R Fishbed-H at Khanabad - Karshi airport in 1983

Soviet MiG-21R Fishbed-H of the 87th independent Reconnaissance Air Regiment at Khanabad - Karshi airport in 1983.

USSR Yak-28R Brewer-D reconnaissance aircraft at Khanabad - Karshi airport in the eighties

Yak-28R Brewer-D reconnaissance aircraft at Khanabad - Karshi airport in the eighties

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