German MiGs

Message posted by Magoo on September 01, 2003 at 16:55:55 PST:

The US bought about 17 MiG-29s from the former Soviet republic of Moldova just after the USSR broke up. Rumours at the time suggested these particular MiGs may have been configured to carry nuclear weapons, and there was a danger they would be sold to someone like Iran or Iraq for hard currency with the obvious possible consquences!

The Luftwaffe retained their MiGs when the wall came down, but have recently given them to Poland. It's doubtful they'll be seen in the US again.


In Reply to: Re: Unknown Aircraft reply to Mr Garrett posted by A Marshall on September 01, 2003 at 8:56:41 PST:


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