Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

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Tango scramble - Air to air over Bulgaria

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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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Absolutely stunning images, what an opportunity to get up close!

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And thread of the year goes to... Awesome stuff. 7 is just sublime.

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Wow! :worship: :love: :king:
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Belters, each and every one :clap: :clap: :clap: :worship:
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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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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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Beautiful pictures Anton :rock: :rock:

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That has to be one of the best threads ever. Some real beautys in there. :clap:
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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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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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Absolutely superb. You can't get any better than those Frogfoots & Fishbeds
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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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Absolutely awesome set both from a photographic standpoint and for the subject material.
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Epic from start to finish - can't think of better A2A subjects! Pure class.
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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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All stunners every single one - not at all jealous :shock: :win:
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oh my... wow! seriously good! :clap:

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You already know my opinion:) Epic shots...Impossible to pick one as POTW...
Well done my friend.

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Some of the best air-to-air shots I've seen. :clap: :cool:

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Agree with everyone else; stunning thread. For me pic 2 is not only POTW, but probably Pic of the YEAR!
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Hi Anton
top shots , each and every one :clap: :clap: :clap: :worship:

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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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Not jealous at all... Really nice set :)

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