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Carpathian Military District's Air Force
in January 1, 1988

In the event of war, the Soviet Carpathian Military District's Air Force would have relocated to Czechoslovakia. NATO 4 ATAF

In the event of war, the Soviet Carpathian Military District's Air Force would have relocated to Czechoslovakia.

Soviet early MiG-29 9.12 ‘Fulcrum-A’ version of the 92nd regiment without ASO-2W Chaff/Flare Dispenser Fairing in early nineties: Photo: Sergej Popsuevich

Soviet early MiG-29 9.12 ‘Fulcrum-A’ version of the 92nd regiment without ASO-2W Chaff/Flare Dispenser Fairing in early nineties: Photo: Sergej Popsuevich

Two regiments of the 4th Fighter Division were retrained between 1984 and 1988 for the advanced MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ tactical fighter type. On the Czechoslovakia-German Democratic Republic border, the 9.12 ‘Fulcrum-A’ and the 9.13 ‘Fulcrum-C’ version of Soviet MiG-29s were on par with Fourth Allied Tactical Air Force's Seventeenth Air Force F-16A Block 15 and F-16C Block 30 tactical fighter in the second half of the eighties.

 

The MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ tactical fighters of the 4th Fighter Air Division

 

The 192nd Fighter Air Regiment which was the 3rd regiment of the division and flew with MiG-21bis ‘Fishbed-L/N’ has arrived from Czechoslovakia in 1984. In exchange the 234th Fighter Bomber regiment went to Czechoslovakia in Central Group of Forces. Of this role was taken over by the 179th regiment with early MiG-23M and MiG-23 Etalon ‘Flogger-B’ type.

 

The Soviet 179th Multi-Role Fighter Air Regiment on at the airport of Stryy

 

Soviet VVS 14th Tactical Air Army in 1988
USSR MiG-21bis Fishbed-N tactical fighter at Chortkov airport. Photo: Kapustin Mikhail Mikhailovich

Veteran meeting in 1985 in front of their MiG-21bis ‘Fishbed-N’ tactical fighter at Chortkov airport. The 192nd Fighter Air Regient arrived back from Czechoslovakia in 1984 to Soviet Carpathian Military District. The regiment disbanded in 1989. Photo: Kapustin Mikhail Mikhailovich

Soviet Carpathian Military District's Air Force  in 1988
Soviet technical crew in front of their Su-17M2 Fitter-D variable-sweep wing fighter bomber in the middle of eighties at the Lutsk airport.

Soviet technical crew in front of their Su-17M2 ‘Fitter-D’ variable-sweep wing fighter bomber in the middle of eighties at the Lutsk airport. The old variable-sweep wing Su-17M2 ‘Fitter-D’ bomber replaced to second-hand high performance Su-24 ‘Fencer-A/B’ tactical bomber type in 1988.

In 1984 the 368th attack regiment formed with a new type. With the help of the large amount pf weapons carrier, armored Su-25 ‘Frogfoot-A’ battle planes the army's close air support capability increased significantly. The Su-25 type did not require a high-quality, long runway, thus were create at Kalinov airport next to a helicopter unit.

The 48th Guards Air Reconnaissance Regiment's old Yak-28R ‘Brewer-D’ type was also replaced in 1987 by the advanced Su-24MR ‘Fencer-E’ type.

Soviet technical crews of Su-25 ‘Frogfoot-A’ ground attack aircraft in front of RBK-500 cluster bombs in Kalinov airport. Photo: Cmorodin Igor collection

Soviet technical crews of Su-25 ‘Frogfoot-A’ ground attack aircraft in front of RBK-500 cluster bombs in Kalinov airport in 1985. Photo: Cmorodin Igor collection

Soviet Subordinate Units - Carpathian Military District's Air Force in 1988

* The exact sub-variants used aren't known
** Used L-39C Albartos training aircraft too.

 

Soviet 368th Independent Assault Air Regiment in Afghanistan

 

Since May 1988, the Soviet Carpathian Military District Air Force became independent again as the 14th Tactical Air Army. It's divisions size were reduced. Since 1989 the 4th Fighter Air Division flew on with two regiments of MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum-A/C’ and the 289th Front Bomber Air Division with two regiments of Su-24 ‘Fencer-A and B’ version.

Soviet Su-25 Frogfoot-A

The 368th Independent Assault Air Regiment crews in front of their factory new SU-25 ‘Frogfoot-A’ attack aircraft at Kalinov airport in 1985. The assault regiment moved to Eastern Germany, Demmin (Tutow) airport in 1988.

USSR early Su-24 Fencer-A at Lutsk airpot

The 230th and the 314th Bomber Air Regiment merged between 1987 and 1988 at the Cherlyany airport. The older, unnecessary Su-24 ‘Fencer-A/B’ planes were handed over to 806th regiment in 1988. The Soviet technical officer in front of their early Su-24 'Fencer-A' tactical bomber at Lutsk airport in 1990.

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