Borcea-Fetesti Air Base, Romania

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  1. TIM9G

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    Here are some pictures from the military air base of Borcea-Fetesti in Romania. Plenty of veteran and refurbished MiG-21's still in front line operation with the RoAF, aswell as other rare Eastern European former Soviet types.

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    7. ....and a favourite of mine!
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    The rest of the gallery is at .... www.9g-photography.fotopic.net

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    I like the chopper
     
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    what I'd do for a MiG in my garden

    funny you should say #7 is your favourite, I seem to be drawn to that one as well :lol:
     
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    Who does the maintenance on these bad boys?
    Great photos!
     
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    Lostprophet......try searching on eBay for an ex-Polish, Hungarian or Czech MiG-21, you could probably pick one up quite cheap and the transport cost would be the only bank breaker. Whether the beast would fit in your back garden is another question. What would the neighbours say!

    Michael.... In the late 1990s the Romanian Air Force decided to scrap its fleet of MiG-23s and MiG-29s as the MiG-21 was more cost efficient to operate. They were overhauled (73 between 1997-2003) using Israeli technology at the Romanian Aerostar Plant at Bacau under the 'Lancer' program giving them an extended life. The new airframes were said to be quite reliable thus not an urgent need for the air force to be equiped with a modern fly-by-wire fighter such as the Saab Gripen.

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    I'd have a MiG in the backgarden, who cares what they'd say :lol: and anyway I doubt I'd hear them over the thrash of the afterburners :headbang:
     
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    To *ell with the MiG in the garden........ I go for #7 in my garden any day :lmao:
     
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    i guess its russian helicopter
     
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    Although the Romanians do use Russian Helicopters (Mil-8s) This particular type is the same as the RAF Puma built under liscence as the IAR-330. It does have a very nice Russian style paintjob on it though!

    Tim
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    No7 in Hoppy's garden!! Oh I say! :heart:
     
  10. Danad

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    Nice photos..I also like the last one more...
    But I have one question. How did U manage to take the pictures. Usually in Romania they don't allow people to take pictures of military objectives - specially military bases!
     
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    /\ Tim is a well known spy :lol:

    oh and that he is a member of some "lets go around an airforce base" group, not that I'm jealous or anything :lol:
     
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    hmmm...he must be a very, very good spy or the president of that "let's go around an airforce base" group...otherwise I don't see how he managed to take this shots!:wink:

    PS I must admit, I'm a little jealous!:sexywink:
     

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