In the mid of the 1980`s the East German Air Force made first steps towards the procurement of the MiG-29 (NATO-Code "Fulcrum") fighter aircraft. The NVA (Nationale Volksarmee) used their 24 few MiG-29 in defense counter air role, althouge she was intended for a second air-to-ground role as well.

The FW3 "Vladimir Kamov" at Preschen airbase was the first wing in East Germany that equipped the 1st and 2nd squadron with the new fighter. The first aircraft "615" were delivered in May 1988, the last one "778" in January 1989.

At the German reunification on October 3, 1990, the NVA seized to exist. All MiG-29 aircrafts given GAF-codes an were integrated into LUFTWAFFE. The MiG-29 was the only former Sovjet aircraft that remained in service with the GAF on a regular basis. All other aircraft types were test flown for a certain period and than phased out of service. Four MiG`s were handed over to the WTD61 in Manching. One Fulcrum went to the US-Air Force for evaluation and remained for 1  years. The FW3 "Vladimir Kamov" at Preschen airbase was renamed as "Erprobungsgeschwader MiG-29". On June 1st, 1993, it was redesignated in FW 73 and moved to Rostock-Laage AFB in October 1994.

Its the End of the "Red Diva". The Polish Air Force has bought 22 German Fulcrums for 1 symbolic Euro. August 2004, the German Airforce handeled over its last Fulcrums to Poland.

 

   Pictures
         

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+01

c/n 2960525106

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+02

c/n 2960525108

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+03

c/n 2960525110

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+04

c/n 2960525111

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+05

c/n 2960525113

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+06

c/n 2960525114

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+07

c/n 2960525115

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+08

c/n 2960525118

MiG-29G     29+09

c/n 2960525121

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+10

c/n 2960525124

MiG-29G     29+11

c/n 2960525128

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+12

c/n 2960525132

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+14

c/n 2960525800

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+15

c/n 2960526300

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+16

c/n 2960526301

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+17

c/n 2960526302

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+18

c/n 2960526310

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+19

c/n 2960526314

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+20

c/n 2960526315

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29G     29+21

c/n 2960526319

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29GT     29+22

c/n N50903006448

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29GT     29+23

c/n N50903006526

MiG-29GT     29+24

c/n N50903006604

MiG-29 Fulcrum (German Air Force)

MiG-29GT     29+25

c/n N50903011408

 
         
         
   all German MiG-29
           


type


c/n

Serial: East German Air Force East German Air Force

serial

in service

Serial: German Air Force (LUFTWAFFE) German Air Force

serial

in service

Serial: Polish Air Force Polish Air Force

serial

in service


Status totay

MiG-29G [A]

2960525106

604

08.Apr.1988

29+01

03.Oct.1990

4116

04.Aug.2004

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960525108

607

08.Apr.1988

29+02

03.Oct.1990

4117

14.Apr.2004

stored

MiG-29G [A]

2960525110

615

31.Mar.1988

29+03

03.Oct.1990

     preserved Luftwaffenmuseum Berlin

MiG-29G [A]

2960525111

628

31.Mar.1988

29+04

03.Oct.1990

4111

04.Aug.2004

preserved

MiG-29G [A]

2960525113

635

06.May 1988

29+05

03.Oct.1990

4118

04.Aug.2004

i/a

MiG-29G [A]

2960525114

661

24.Apr.1988

29+06

03.Oct.1990

4107

11.Dec.2003

preserved

MiG-29G [A]

2960525115

668

28.Apr.1988

29+07

03.Oct.1990

4101

26.Sep.2003

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960525118

669

21.Apr.1988

29+08

03.Oct.1990

4112

14.04.2004

preserved

MiG-29G [A]

2960525121

670

21.Apr.1988

29+09

03.Oct.1990

      crashed 25.June 1996 [w/o]

MiG-29G [A]

2960525124

676

21.Apr.1988

29+10

03.Oct.1990

4119

04.Aug.2004

stored

MiG-29G [A]

2960525188

677

28.Sep.1988

29+11

03.Oct.1990

4102

26.Sep.2003

preserved

MiG-29G [A]

2960525132

679

05.May 1988

29+12

03.Oct.1990

4113

04.Aug.2004

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960525800

684

01.Nov.1988

29+14

03.Oct.1990

4114

14.04.2004

i/a

MiG-29G [A]

2960526300

693

23.Dec.1988

29+15

03.Oct.1990

4108

11.Dec.2003

i/a

MiG-29G [A]

2960526301

699

06.Jan.1989

29+16

03.Oct.1990

4103

26.Sep.2003

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960526302

745

06.Jan.1989

29+17

03.Oct.1990

4104

26.Sep.2003

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960526310

777

06.Jan.1989

29+18

03.Oct.1990

4120

04.Aug.2004

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960526314

778

05.May 1988

29+19

03.Oct.1990

4109

11.Dec.2003

preserved

MiG-29G [A]

2960526315

785

02.Jan.1989

29+20

03.Oct.1990

4121

04.Aug.2004

active

MiG-29G [A]

2960526319

786

05.Jan.1989

29+21

03.Oct.1990

4122

14.Apr.2004

active

MiG-29GT [UB]

N50903006448

148

08.Apr.1988

29+22

03.Oct.1990

4110

11.Dec.2003

active

MiG-29GT [UB]

N50903006526

179

08.Apr.1988

29+23

03.Oct.1990

4115

04.Aug.2004

preserved

MiG-29GT [UB]

N50903006604

181

08.Apr.1988

29+24

03.Oct.1990

4105

26.Sep.2003

active

MiG-29GT [UB]

N50903011408

185

30.Jan.1989

29+25

03.Oct.1990

4123

04.Aug.2004

active

                 
 


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MiG-29 FULCRUM in German Service