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Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:29 am

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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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:44 am

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.
 
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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:11 am

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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:46 am

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.
 
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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:10 am

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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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:26 am

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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RE: Does The German Air Force Still Use The MiG-29?

Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:29 pm

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


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