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Carpathian Military District - 14th Tactical Air Army
Soviet MiG-25 'Foxbat' supersonic reconnaissance aircraft at the Kolomija airfield in the mid-seventies.

Between 1973 and 1976 new MiG-25 'Foxbat' supersonic reconnaissance aircraft type arrived at the Kolomija airfield in Ukrainian S.S.R. The Soviet 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment's first air squadron used twelve single-seater reconnaissance aircraft (MiG-25RB/RBS ‘Foxbat-B/D’ versions) and three two-seater trainer (MiG-25RU ‘Foxbat-C’ version) in the mid-seventies.

The 48th Guard regiment used three MiG-25RBS 'Foxbat-D' (b/n: 07, 11, 12) single-seat radar-reconnaissance aircraft, with Sablya-E side-looking airborne radar.

USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft

Nine MiG-25RB 'Foxbat-B' supersonic reconnaissance aircraft (b/n: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10) flew at the Kolomija airfield in the mid-seventies.

The pilots of the 48th Guard regiment flew with three MiG-25RU 'Foxbat-C' (b/n: 14, 15, 16) two-seat trainer.

USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft

The MiG-25 ‘Foxbat’ aircraft used three configurations of reconnaissance types of equipment.

1. General daily intelligence reconnaissance equipment with A-70M aerial camera
2. Detailed daily intelligence reconnaissance equipment with A-72 aerial camera
3. Night reconnaissance (photographing in the afternoon and twilight is possible)  reconnaissance equipment with NA-75 aerial camera

Despite the fact that the configurations were interchangeable, the aircraft were produced at the factory in one of three configurations.

USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft
USSR MiG-25RB Foxbat-B supersonic reconnaissance aircraft

Photos: Denys Tomenchuk collections


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Soviet Union, USSR, Soviet Air Forces, VVS, Cold War, Carpathian Military District's Air Force 1988, 57th Tactical Air Army, 14th Tactical Air Army, 131th Fighter Air Division, Ivano-Frankovsk, 131th Fighter Aviation Division, 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Air Regiment, Kolomija, MiG-25RB, MiG-25RBT, 48th independent Guards Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment, Mikoyan and Gurevich, Sukhoi, Mil, Yakovlev

 
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