BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
Hey guys.. I was cruisin around on Google Earth and found this interesting little circle of aircraft in downtown Baghdad. I see one rotarcraft (helicopter) and the rest are fixed-wing a/c. Some of those with swept back wings look like MiG's maybe?
Anyone care to ID these aircraft and maybe speculate as to why they're located like they are?
Just for a point of reference, they're located at the following lat/long:
MrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
Looks to be some sort of open-air museum display.
Especially when you consider the aircraft at the 11-o'clock to 12-o'clock appear to be old WWII fighter/trainer types...the one that looks like a Harvard (Texan for you Americans) is probably a Yak-52 (or it could very well be a Harvard/Texan for all we know - Iraq was controlled by the British for some time).
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30129 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
Well lets start with my guess starting at the 8 o'clock aircraft and working counter clockwise.
That Yak. (IT could be a SU-25, if for the color)
MI-4 (The -8 has more then 4 blades)
The last two are single engine props. I think one might be a Spit. Don't know what the other might be...CJ-6?
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Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1652 times:
Ok i can see the unknown as a hunter....And the Mil- 4 but i still see the But i stll think the top two are an-2's They are / were real popular in the MID east as they could pretty much go anywhere. ..and i do not think one is a MIG-15....but Mig-17's....THe straight wing that I called a AN-72 does kind of remind me of a SU-25...Looking agin it is probably to small to be a cargo plane.
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