Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby hornise on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 3:38 pm

Two weeks ago I had the unique chance to be on board of Bulgarian AF C-27J during an epic flight over southern Bulgaria.

The flight was part of the first joint training of Bulgarian and Polish Air Forces which took place in Graf Ignatievo air base between 28th September and 7th October. The participants were Bulgarian MiG-29 and MiG-21 fighters and four Polish MiG-29's from 1.elt (1st Tactical Squadron) which is stationed in 23rd air base Minsk Mazowiecki.

During the last day of the exercise a Tango scramble sortie was fulfilled. The QRA pair of MiG-21's flew to intercept the Bulgarian AF C-27J Spartan plane which plays the intruder's role. The Cold War veterans were armed with two R-60 (AA-8 'Aphid') air to air missiles.
After the 21's two Bulgarian and two Polish MiG-29's escorted the C-27J.
At the end of the flight two Su-25K attack aircraft also stood behind the Spartan. They were armed with four unguided rockets pads and two training missiles R-60.

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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby FullCarrot on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 4:33 pm

Absolutely stunning images, what an opportunity to get up close!
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby hmeasures on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 4:51 pm

And thread of the year goes to... Awesome stuff. 7 is just sublime.
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 4:52 pm

Wow! :worship: :love: :king:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 4:53 pm

Belters, each and every one :clap: :clap: :clap: :worship:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Maisie on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 5:07 pm

Thread of the year indeed.... Them Su-25's are something else, don't get me wrong I love Mig-21's and 29's but... :worship: :worship: :worship:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby RichPittman on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 5:23 pm

erm Top Bombing Anton :lol:

Got to be right up there with in terms of quality and quantity as the best thread ever :tumbleweed:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Chucky on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 5:51 pm

Beautiful pictures Anton :rock: :rock:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby toom317 on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:06 pm

That has to be one of the best threads ever. Some real beautys in there. :clap:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Beefy on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:16 pm

Hell yeah :rock: As others have said, this has to be up there as the top thread ever! The subjects, backdrops, light... they have it all in bucket loads :drool: Shot 21 stands out for me but all fantastic images.
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby zigzag on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:25 pm

One word - Stunning
If you like these pics there are more utterly brilliant shots at https://www.flickr.com/photos/131094099@N08/albums
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby JohnF on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:37 pm

Absolutely superb. You can't get any better than those Frogfoots & Fishbeds
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Slinger65 on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 6:37 pm

That'll be POTW, oh then again maybe that one, hmmm no that one, oh wow definitely that one, oh... :worship:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby 58Hustler on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 7:24 pm

Absolutely awesome set both from a photographic standpoint and for the subject material.
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby CH79 on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 8:51 pm

Epic from start to finish - can't think of better air-to-air subjects! Pure class.
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Tommy on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 8:52 pm

Slinger65 wrote:That'll be POTW, oh then again maybe that one, hmmm no that one, oh wow definitely that one, oh... :worship:


It's a bloody difficult job already... How on earth do we make a choice from this?!

This thread should be censored. Pure aircraft pornography. :king: :king: :king: :worship:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby smacken on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 9:11 pm

All stunners every single one - not at all jealous :shock: :win:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby cfan on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 9:55 pm

oh my... wow! seriously good! :clap:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Bartek on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 10:53 pm

You already know my opinion:) Epic shots...Impossible to pick one as POTW...
Well done my friend.
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Russ on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 11:02 pm

Some of the best air-to-air shots I've seen. :clap: :cool:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby phreakf4 on Tue 20 Oct 2015, 11:08 pm

Agree with everyone else; stunning thread. For me pic 2 is not only POTW, but probably Pic of the YEAR!
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby rf104g on Wed 21 Oct 2015, 5:37 am

Hi Anton
top shots , each and every one :clap: :clap: :clap: :worship:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Wes_Howes on Wed 21 Oct 2015, 10:33 am

phreakf4 wrote:Agree with everyone else; stunning thread. For me pic 2 is not only POTW, but probably Pic of the YEAR!

Wholeheartedly agree with this statement, wow :clap:
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Agg on Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11:54 am

Not jealous at all... Really nice set :)
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Re: Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11:56 am

Preposterously good, thank you so much for sharing...absolutely the post of the year, hands down.
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