Following independence in 1948, Burma which was renamed Myanmar by the military government in 1989, operated mostly British, European and American designed aircraft in its Air Force such as the Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX and Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 fighters in the 1950’s and Lockheed AT-33A Shooting Star attack capable trainers in the 1960’s and 1970’s.… Read More Myanmar’s Chinese Combat Aircraft
The mass flypast of current Polish Armed Forces aircraft and helicopters to open the Radom Air Show 2017 was a beauty! To see formations of Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter and Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum combat aircraft flyover was something special!
Seeing active service Mikoyan Gurevich fighters in flight has always been on my aviation wishlist. The Radom Air Show 2017 in Poland has made a dream come true with plenty of MiG magic in the form of Polish Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum and Romanian Air Force Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 LanceR C jet fighters… Read More Radom Air Show 2017 – MiG Magic!
In the 1980’s the Yugoslav Air Force and Air Defence (Jugoslavensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protivvazdushna Odbrana – JRViPVO) backbone was the Soviet supplied Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed fighter aircraft. Yugoslavia received 277 MiG-21 variants in total between 1962 and 1977. Many older variants were retired during the 1980’s and 1990’s but the definitive version, the 100 MiG-21bis Fishbed L fighters delivered in… Read More Yugoslav Air Force Combat Aircraft: 1980’s Modernization
The East German Air Force (Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee – LSK) operated as a well-trained and well equipped division of the National People’s Army (NPA or Nationalen Volksarmee – NVA) from 1956 through to their final year of operation in 1990. In 1989 the LSK was manned by 35,000 personnel and operated approximately 700 aircraft… Read More Combat Jets of the East German Air Force: 1988 to 1990 – The Last GDR Eagles