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GERMANY

Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany)

In service

1990-2002 (overtaken from German Democratic Republic)

Deliveries

24 MiGs from GDR = 20 x 9-12A + 4 x 9-51, modernized to MiG-29G and MiG29GT (ICAO-I and ICAO-II)
Losses: 1 MiG-29 in 1996 (29+06)

Units

1991 Wehrtechnischedienststelle WTD-61, Manching near Ingolstadt.

At last four MiGs from GDR JG3: (29+20, 29+21, 29+22 i 29+25).
One MiG-29 with WTD-61 number: 98-08 (ex GDR 778, later 29+19).


1990-1994 Erprobungs Geschwader 29, Preschen.

All aircrafts from former GDR JG3.


1995-2002 Jagd Gechwader 73 Steinhoff, Preschen (since 1995 Laage).

EG 29 was converted to JG 73 in 1995 and moved to Laage near Rostock.
MiGs-29 was used in 1st Staffel (Squadron) of regiment (Phantoms in 2nd Squadron)

Bort numbers

type GDR no FRG no
MiG-29604 29+01
MiG-29607 29+02 *
MiG-29615 29+03
MiG-29628 29+04
MiG-29635 29+05
MiG-29661 29+06 *
MiG-29668 29+07
MiG-29669 29+08 *
MiG-29670 29+09
MiG-29676 29+10 *
MiG-29677 29+11
MiG-29679 29+12
MiG-29684 29+14 *
MiG-29693 29+15 *
MiG-29699 29+16
MiG-29745 29+17
MiG-29777 29+18
MiG-29778 29+19 *
MiG-29785 29+20
MiG-29786 29+21
MiG-29UB 148 29+22
MiG-29UB 179 29+23
MiG-29UB 181 29+24
MiG-29UB 185 29+25

* = ICAO-II, otherwise = ICAO-I

Remarks

2003-2004 sold to Poland (22 MiGs, 29+03 left in Laage as memorial, 29+09 crashed in 1996)


MiG-29 98+08, Wehrtechnischedienststelle WTD-61, Manching 1991


MiG-29 29+01, Erprobungs Geschwader 29, Preschen 1991.


MiG-29 29+23, Erprobungs Geschwader 29, Preschen 1993.
Still in grey-green East German camouflage!


MiG-29 29+15, Erprobungs Geschwader 29, Preschen 1993.
New camouflage was named Norm 90J.


MiG-29 29+01, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff
Atempt to cover darkgrey di-electrical surfaces with lightgrey paint is failed - oil paint did not stick them and later was scrapped away (see also 29+04)


MiG-29 29+02, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff
False canopy and air intakes!
ILS antennas on right fins of ICAO-II upgraded MiGs was in different colors: red, yellow, blue, darkgrey...


MiG-29 29+04, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff
What with unlucky number 13?


MiG-29 29+19, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff


MiG-29 29+14, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff


MiG-29 29+23, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff 2002


MiG-29 29+20, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff 2001 (occasional painting)


MiG-29 29+10, Jagd Geschwader 73 Steinhoff 2003 (last exercise in USA, occasional painting)

Aircraft drawings © Mariusz Wojciechowski 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Słupsk (Poland)