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Soviet Central Asian Military District's
Tactical Air Force in January 1, 1988

In the eighties, less money was spent on developments at the Central Asian Military District's Air Force. All local tactical air units took part in the war in Afghanistan, which cost a lot. The Central Asian Military District has neither received the new MiG-29 Fulcrum tactical fighters nor the modern Su-24M Fencer-D bombers in the 1980s. However, its existing planes were two or three generations advanced to the Chinese opponent's types.

737th Fighter Air Regiment crew in Ayaguz in 1989

737th Fighter Air Regiment crew in Ayaguz AB in 1989

905th tactical Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-23MLD Flogger-K

905th tactical Fighter Air Regimentís MiG-23MLD Flogger-K

Only existing types have been upgraded. The MiG-23MLA Flogger-G fighters were upgraded to MLD Flogger-K version, the basic MiG-27 Flogger-D to MiG-27D Flogger-J version in the second half of the 80s. The entire Central Asian Military District's Air Force only received two modern version. In 1986, the 134th regiment received a squadron of precision attacking MiG-27K Flogger-J2 bomber from other units. Also in 1986, the 39th regiment received six Su-24MR Fencer-E reconnaissance aircraft. Later, the entire Yak-28R Brewer-D squadron was retrained to the modern type.

Soviet Central Asian Military District's Tactical Air Force's Order of Battle in 1988 Soviet Central Asian Military District's Tactical Air Force's Order of Battle map in 1988

 

Soviet Central Asian Military District's Tactical Air Force's Order of Battle in 1988


Between 1984 and 1985, the 737th Fighter Air Regiment moved to the Ayaguz airport near the Chinese border.



* The exact sub-variants used aren't known
 

 

 

Soviet 381st independent Reconnaissance Air Regiment in Chimkent in the eighties

 

Kazakh Air Forceís ex. Soviet 39th independent Reconnaissance Air Regiment MiG-25 Foxbat in the nineties

Kazakh Air Forceís ex. Soviet 39th independent Reconnaissance Air Regiment MiG-25 Foxbat in the nineties

134th Fighter-Bomber Air Regimentís in pilot front of his MiG-27D Flogger-J in Zhangitzobe in 1989. Photo: P. Kaputina

134th Fighter-Bomber Air Regimentís in pilot front of his MiG-27D Flogger-J in Zhangitzobe in 1989. Photo: P. Kaputina

In 1988 started the Soviet Union Disarmament. The 10th Fighter Air Division is terminated. The Soviet Turkmenistan Military Districtís Air Force and the Central Asian Military Districtís Air Force has been merged again in 1989.

Last update: 15. 07. 2017

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