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Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?  
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7858 times:

To my surprise, I was told some time ago that the GAF had some MiG-29s in their fleet. My question is whether the GAF still uses them or have they gotten rid of them? And where have those MiGs gone?

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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7851 times:

A single Mig-29 was sold to the USAF for review in 1991.

In 2003, the 22 remaining Mig-29s in GAF service were sold to the Polish airforce for a symbolic 1 Euro each.


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7965 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7837 times:

Check ot this site:
http://www.fabulousfulcrums.de



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3691 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7803 times:

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.

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7751 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.

There's this picture on the A.net homepage right now showing the MiG being refurbished in Poland.....

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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7741 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.

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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7504 times:

Well... i hope they go for this one  yummy 


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