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Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:38 am

I have a few old photos from a friend of mine and i wanna show it to you.They was made in the 60's-70's or so when his father work in the RoAF as a fighter pilot.He flew back then with soviet military jet planes:MiG-15,15UTI,17,19,21F-13,IL-28 and so.In those times many romanian pilots goes for training in the USSR.What was quite interesting is that of an unofficial version about the death of Iuri Gagarin.Everybody knows that he died because he was crashed with a MiG-15UTI version in a training flight.But my friend told me that the official version was not true.His father,who was at the training flights in USSR in that times told him another version,the unofficial one.He was informed by some soviet colleagues that the Iuri was lost in space,unofficial of course.The soviets would not admit such a failure.So,it was handy to tell a version who was accepted by everyone without much questioning.The first two pictures was made somewhere at the Black Sea in a MiG-15UTI training version.

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby RLN » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:29 am

Interesting photos Dagger. Do you have any more?
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:02 pm

Yeah,i have some photos with a few types of planes who was flying in that times.Unfortunately is that i was lost contact with my friend,he had an interesting collection of old photos from some colleagues of his father.To be continued.

...and now a view from MiG-15 "398"

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dan4th » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:40 pm

This is Really Interesting!

Not the kind of thing we get to see often....

Thank you Dagger!

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Gaz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:05 pm

^What he said!

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:45 pm

And now "398" in flight at Ianca Air Base.The date when the picture was taken is unknown.Maybe the 60's but i am not sure.

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dan4th » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:52 pm

Based on the photo, I'd say that's a two-seater.....

For those of you who like a good read, there's this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-15

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:57 pm

No,is not a two seater(UTI version).Is a simple one.Another picture will follow. :)
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Olicat » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:04 pm

Thanks for these, very interesting!
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:47 pm

You're welcome!I will look out another picture with the "398",standing on the ground.

...and luckily found it!"398" standing and the pilots resting! :D

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dan4th » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:29 pm

What year might this have been, Dagger????????????

And let's not forget that the MiG 15 put the Fear
of GOD into the USAF and the RAF in Korea, leading
directly to the F-104 Starfighter and the EE Lightning
and others!

If the Soviets hadn't been such resourceful opponents,
we might not have had some of OUR finest aircraft!

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby RLN » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:35 pm

Fantastic pictures, Dagger.
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:29 am

"If the Soviets hadn't been such resourceful opponents,
we might not have had some of OUR finest aircraft!"

Dan4th


You're right!I always think that the military jet aviation of those days was the "creme du la creme".The 50's and the 60's are the great years in jet aviation.It will never be the same! :(
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Don't now how I have only just seen this thread. Excellent stuff. Thanks Dagger :D
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:15 pm

Now i will show you an MiG-15UTI,in fact was made under license in the former Republic of Czechoslovakia and was widespread in all the countries of the Warsaw Pact and many others.This version was named CS-103 and is similar with the UTI soviet version but with a better finish.Yes,it's true!The czechoslovakians versions were finished better.First is a photo with CS-103 "2579" in her good old days.The second it will show the same "2579" in the Museum of Aviation in Bucharest.The picture was made last year in april.I was there in a visit before the local authorities crowd the outside collection in a corner. :(

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...and how she look today!

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:17 pm

Keep 'em coming! :ymapplause:
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:43 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Keep 'em coming! :ymapplause:


I could not agree more. As many as you can post will be gratefully received :D

Shame to see 2579 like that though :(
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Tue May 03, 2011 1:18 pm

And now a line of MiG's,precisely the tails of UTI version.

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dan4th » Wed May 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Very Nice!

It does look, though, as if they might
have been a little prone to scraping
their tails on takeoff!!!!!

Danf.

PS: I see on your profile you are a fan
of Convair aircraft.....

How did That happen and which ones?

Me, too, just not all of them........

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Thu May 05, 2011 1:24 pm

I am a big fan of B-58 Hustler.I like this supersonic bomber.It looks good and was an extraordinary aircraft for its time.A great flying machine.So sad that his career was so short. :(
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Fri May 06, 2011 4:20 pm

Another photo with MiG-15.The pilot from the right is the father of my friend after a training flight.

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Fri May 13, 2011 6:37 pm

L-29 Delfin "46" from Boboc AirBase - Romanian Air Force.

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Olicat » Fri May 13, 2011 6:40 pm

Interesting photo, i love looking at these old military shots.
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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dan4th » Fri May 13, 2011 7:49 pm

This isn't anything we usually get to see, and
I love having the chance to view them!

Thank You Dagger!

I think we sometimes don't give credit to those
in the SSRs who built capable aircraft!

They did it because we did it and vice-versa......

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Re: Some old photos from Romanian Air Force(RoAF)

Postby Dagger_id » Sat May 14, 2011 12:05 pm

I'm glad you like them.These photos was made generally by the pilots who flew them.L-29 Delfin was a great aerobatic aircraft and was produced in large numbers in former Czechoslovakia.L-29 Acrobat was a one-seater version.Was replaced later by the newest L-39 Albatros.
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