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    Yep, we bought 6 Panthers included in the deal for 12 AS 532 Cougars, to be operated from new types of corvettes (probably French Gowind).



    The one on the photo is still property of Eurocopter. To be handed to Bulgarian Navy in 2010.

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    [SIZE=4]Mig-23 Tribute:[/SIZE]

































    A total of 90 MiG-23s in 6 variants where in Bulgarian service from 1976 to their withdrawal in 2002:

    33 MiG-23BN
    12 MiG-23MF
    1 MiG-23ML
    8 MiG-23MLA
    21 MiG-23MLD
    and 15 MiG-23UB

    Nowadays you can see Bulgarian Mig-23 in numerous Air Museums in Bulgaria and also in The "Cold War Air Museum" outside Dallas, Texas.



    [*******Gray]Photos by: Alexander Mladenov, "Krile" magazine archive and other anonymous photographers.[/COLOR]

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    Прекрасен самолет, ангел в небето!
    Great airplane, angle of the sky!
    Last edited by Valentin_bg; 06-26-2009 at 02:59 AM.

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    Helicopter fleet summer operations:


















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    [SIZE=4]In-flight photos by Captain Liubomir Slavov:[/SIZE]










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    Excellent miG-23 photos, thank you.

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    Out of this world aerial photography by John Dibbs:


















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    Footage from a mock dogfight between two Bulgarian Airforce pilots - Colonel Rumen Radev and Viktor Hristov, both flying in Mig-29:


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    Helicopter Fleet:
































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    The Bulgarian Air Force in some type of:


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    ^ this photos are from BIAF '2009. I was there and saw a great show and lots of static display.

    BuAF Mig-29 is the cover star of this month's Air Forces Monthly magazine:



    You can check some of photos done by the magazine photographer - John Dibbs few posts back.
    Here are some latest photos of the 29:



















    And a video from an exercise:


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    Since there is a lack of quality recent photos I decided to post some pre-1989 stuff:

























    ^ they had very fancy helmets those days...

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    Dolna Mitropolia training Airbase ( Pilatus PC-9M / L39 Albatros )











    Paratroop exercises with L-410 Turbolet




    source : krilebg.net
    Last edited by Xwing; 01-27-2010 at 11:42 AM.

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    Thx for the wonderful pictures!!!

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    Cheers! Bruce ****inson guest at Graf Ignatievo airbase, June 2007

    [IMG]http://i46.*******.com/14y4hvddotjpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i47.*******.com/280m8hsdotjpg[/IMG]





    :rock:
    Last edited by Xwing; 01-28-2010 at 08:59 AM.

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