Boeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 10120 times:
Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1): In 2003, the 22 remaining Mig-29s in GAF service were sold to the Polish airforce for a symbolic 1 Euro each.
Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 3): We gave them away for free to the Polish airforce. Quite a scandal if you ask me. They had to go through maintenance, but they were still competent, military equipment.
As the Luftwaffe is getting much more capable Eurofighter Typhoons, and the Fulcrums were nearing the point of requiring EXPENSIVE overhauls, they were basically signed away to the PSP which maintains a larger Fulcrum fleet anyway. There is one condition, Germany is to recieve some of the MiGs back for museum display when Poland is done with them as it is indeed a unique aircraft for the Luftwaffe. The MiG-29s are due to be replaced by either F-35 Lightning IIs, Eurofighters, Saab Gripens, or Rafales in the coming years once the PSP has completed the acquisition of its F-16 fleet.