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Su-27 Flanker-B/C interceptors at the Murmansk region in the eighties

The 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO defended the Soviet Northern Fleet's headquarters and main bases in the Murmansk region with MiG-23M ‘Flogger-B’ interceptor fighter-type in the first half of the eighties. This region was a very important area, therefore they already received the new Su-27 fighter-type in the middle of the eighties. They were the second Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ combat unit of the Soviet Air Defence forces.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr. Photo: Norwegian AF
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr

The theoretical retraining started in the 148th Training Center at Savasleyka in November 1984. Practical retraining in Savasleyka began in the summer of 1985. In November, the entire first group of flight personnel was sent to receive aircraft at the Soviet far-east KnAAPO factory. The first six Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ arrived in December 1985 to Kilpajavr airport in the Murmansk region.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr serilals

The 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO received 30 factories new Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ long-range interceptor aircraft between 1985 and 1987. Between 1987 and 1990 six Su-27UB ‘Flanker-C’ trainer aircraft arrived too.

Later another batch (about 12 Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’) of new vehicles came in 1991-1992 to Kilpajavr airport. The 941st regiment used about 38 single-seat Su-27 ‘Flanker-B/C’ fighter aircraft in the early nineties.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr

The 941st regiment used six Su-27UB ‘Flanker-C’ (red 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90) trainer aircraft in the eighties.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr

The wild northern area was very necessary survival training.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B at Kilpyavr

On 28. February 1989, after take-off the pilot got control failure and false “engine fire” alarm. The pilot Nochevny Ruslan Petrovich landed with their Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ (Red 05) next to the airport:

Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr

On 01. July 1988 Captain Mark Shvetsov made an emergency landing with Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ (Red 08) into the swamp near the Severomorsk-3 airport due to lack of fuel.

Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr
Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr

Su-27 ‘Flanker-B’ (Red 34) ground accident:

Early Su-27 Flanker-B accident at Kilpyavr

Photos: Sergej Jumatov collection and Norwegian AF

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Soviet Union, USSR, Soviet Air Forces, Sovier AIR Defense, VVS, PVO, Cold War, Leningrad Military District, 10th Independent Air Defence Army, 21st Air Defense Corps, Severomorsk, 941st Fighter Air Regiment PVO, Kilpajarvi, Su-27 Flanker-B, MiG-23M Flogger-B, Mikoyan and Gurevich, Sukhoi

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