Mongolian Air-Force

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Iron-Curtain
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Mongolian Air-Force

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Few old ORWO b&w negatives from my archive, 1982 Mongolia.

They had natural-metal ex-Soviet AF MiG-21PFMs and MiG-21US.
Known side-numbers in 1982:
MiG-21PFM - 001-012
MiG-21US - 101, 102
Sometimes later a few more PFMs arrived to the country, I seen photos 016,024,027...
Here is a photo of a memorial:
http://www.legendtour.ru/rus/mongolia/foto.shtml?nalaikh_aerodrom_16b.jpg
These planes got camouflage later:
http://www.photoblog.com/Bagabandi/2008/09/23/
Last training flights with the MiG-21 were monitored in 2003.

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"Agent 007" in the background......

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You can see the overpainted Soviet AF red-star on the tail:

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Now you REALLY don't see those every day!! Absolutely superb. How rare must images like these be?!?

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Well thought I'd seen everything till now. As Karl says these must be amongst the rarest of the rare. Thanks for posting


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Thanks Gents!
More pics on the way.....

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Blimey!

Superb shots of some ultra rare stuff, looking forward to seeing more....

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Great work, Robert. Very rare images. 'Mongol' captured in Mongolia!

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Pilots, 1982

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T_J wrote:Great work, Robert. Very rare images. 'Mongol' captured in Mongolia!


" 'Mongol' captured in Mongolia! " - :clap:

MiG-21UM 'Mongol-B' "101" & MiG-21PFM 'Fishbed-F' "001"

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Fantastic!

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Mongolians - fighter-pilot training in SSSR 1973.

They were trained on Jak-18, L-29, MiG-15UTI, MiG-17.
Photos - Their second year in the Sovietunion, Primorsko-Akhtarsk AB, parachute-training.

http://maps.google.ru/maps?f=q&hl=hu&geocode=&q=primorsko+achtarsk&sll=43.707594,29.970703&sspn=0.487421,1.235962&ie=UTF8&ll=46.057807,38.238215&spn=0.014622,0.038624&t=h&z=15

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...in the office...

(1982 series also)

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MiG-21PFM "005" in 1982

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Phew! Now they are rare. Thanks again for sharing :drool: :drool: :drool:

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"drivers" again....

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An interestng photo from the Net, sometimes later, when these Fishbeds had camouflage.
Pilots vear the high-altitde pressure suit VKK-6
http://www.gauntletinternational.com/helmets/VKK-6M.htm
and GSh-6M helmet.
http://gauntletinternational.com/helmets/GSh-6A.htm


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http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/mongolia/
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Hi my name is Tsolmon
I'm from mongolia. I was just wondering where you
got these pictures of pilots and planes.
That is mongolia's 137th air base. My dad was
a pilot in the air force. I was just curious if you have more pics
that i could see. I've seen him in one of the photos you got.
if you could get back to me that would be great.

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ts2478 wrote:Hi my name is Tsolmon
I'm from mongolia. I was just wondering where you
got these pictures of pilots and planes.
That is mongolia's 137th air base. My dad was
a pilot in the air force. I was just curious if you have more pics
that i could see. I've seen him in one of the photos you got.
if you could get back to me that would be great.

Hi Tsolmon,
Send me your E-mail address as private-message, I can send you the personal photos of your father in high-res.
I have a lot of more photos from 1982, pilots, techs, planes...
If you inform me - where and when was the pilot training for your father in SSSR, probably I can find photos of him in my large archive... :wink:

Robert

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Wow....Very interesting pics indeed.

Must be as rare as Mongolian Mig-21s.....Oh my god there they are!

Thanks for showing them
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Love the shot of the pilot infront of the AN2.
And for a Ukarian to say his Dad is in one of the shots.......... :shock:

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