Russian Air Force Open Day, Finow, 10 May 1992

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Russian Air Force Open Day, Finow, 10 May 1992

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So I restarted my time machine. This time I dialled in 10 May, 1992. The venue, the Russian Air Force Open Day at Finow-Eberswalde in what used to be Eastern Germany....

The static held this based MiG.29.
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Whilst on the flightline this one could be seen and enjoyed.
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From Templin's 20 Guard's Aviation Regiment Fighter Bombers came these Fitters.
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Tutow's 368 Independent Support Regiment took this Su.25 over.
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With Mirow's 19 Guard's Aviation Regiment Fighter Bombers showing us this Flogger.
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Finow's own 787 Fighter Regiment flew this MiG.23UB for continuation training.
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A Mi.8 departing for a pleasure flight. Only 30 Deutschmark! Guess who flew on one of the other Hips..
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A display by a Mi.24V.
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Finally, an An.26 transport.
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Cracking Shots! :clap:

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these are just fantastic, looks a great open day, i love soviet hardware, good to see these
cheers for sharing them
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A nice selection indeed - from a period that was of more than passing interest...

But, if you check, I think you will find that the Su-17UM3 'Yellow 88' was actually taken at Templin-Gross Dolln on 5 April 1994 - when the 20th APIB departed from Germany. It is more or less identical to a shot in my collection (sadly without sun) and is also clearly in ferry rig, with four auxiliary fuel tanks. And that is another Su-17UM3 behind ('Yellow 87', I believe...)
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Mad Dan wrote:A nice selection indeed - from a period that was of more than passing interest...

But, if you check, I think you will find that the Su-17UM3 'Yellow 88' was actually taken at Templin-Gross Dolln on 5 April 1994 - when the 20th APIB departed from Germany. It is more or less identical to a shot in my collection (sadly without sun) and is also clearly in ferry rig, with four auxiliary fuel tanks. And that is another Su-17UM3 behind ('Yellow 87', I believe...)


Hi Mad Dan,

you are absolutely right, thanks for pointing this one out to me!
I must have swapped places with those slides following an evening of projecting slides with the local society. An error that went unnoticed for many years. There was a slide of an Su.25 in the Gross Dolln collection...

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My pleasure Hans...

I suspect that I was somewhere in the middle of that line-up when you shot Yellow 88. There certainly wasn't a lot of sun about first thing - and I was concentrating on the sharkmouth Su-17M4 ('27') when it did emerge, as well as the one with the bright red-orange code number ('28'). Might put some of those up one of these days.

But at least the rain had stopped.............................and wasn't it heavy during the night before they departed. Absolute stair-rods, as I remember...
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A wonderful set of images, do you have any more?

Thanks for posting :clap:

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Kokpit wrote:A wonderful set of images, do you have any more?

Thanks for posting :clap:


Thanks!
Yes, I do have some more in a post on Damgarten!

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There was a lot to be said for the Cold War! - what happened to that peace dividend??
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The politicians ate it!!!

And I hope it gave them indigestion...
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It is good to see that you were able to make the most of a relatively brief opportunity Hans. :clap:

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Does anyobody have some more photos of that Mi-24 with the blue 24 numbers? Also, is that a standard Soviet camo, or some new, repainted finish?

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the russians make some beautiful aircraft! :drool:
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