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Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-25 Foxbat 
Four MiG-25 delivered in 1981. Used by ? unit for the reconnaissance role. Withdrawn from service in 1990 and sold to Russia in May 1991.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
731 red 02020731   1981 MiG-25RBT
736 02020736   1981 MiG-25RBT, w/o 12 April 1984.
754 red 02020754   1981 MiG-25RBT
51 39018801   1981 MiG-25RU

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)


MiG-29 30 at Graf Ignatievo on 18 September 2001. (photo, Joop de Groot - CRMAP) MiG-29UB 03 seen at Graf Ignatievo on 1 June 2004. (photo, Chavdar Garchev)

Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29 Fulcrum 
Eighteen MiG-29 (product 9-12) and four MiG-29UB delivered from manufacturer from June 1989 onwards. Used by 3 IA for the interceptor fighter role. Between 1989 and 2000 these aircraft flew from Ravnets air base in eastern Bulgaria. During 2000-2001 they relocated to Graf Ignaievo air base in central Bulgaria. Reports of another fourteen aircraft due to be delivered in 1997 proved to be false.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
15 26321/3714   1989  
16 26322/3715   1989  
17 26324/3801   1989  
18 26325/3802   1989  
19 26333/3803   1989  
20 26334/3804   1989  
21 32035/4115   1989  
22 32036/4201   1989  
23 32377/4311   1990  
24 32379/4312   1990  
25 3238?/4313   1990 w/o 28(29?) September 1994.
26 32382/4314   1990  
27 32383/4315   1990  
28 35100/4409   1990  
29 35101/4410   1990  
30 35102/4411   1990  
31 35103/4412   1990  
32 35104/4413   1990  
01 N50903013375   1989 MiG-29UB
02 N50903013394   1989 MiG-29UB
03 N50903018908   1989 MiG-29UB
04 N50903018945   1989 MiG-29UB

References:

  • European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Mach III)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2005/06 (Mach III)
  • arrow-aviation.nl


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