Main page "Colours ot the MiG-29 (Fulcrum)"
Revised: March 2018
Република България (Republic of Bulgaria)
|In service||Военновъздушни сили (Air Forces) since 1989
June 1989 - September 1990: 18 MiG-29 (9-12A) and 4 MiG-29UB (9-51) from Soviet Union
Since 2004 Bulgaria is in NATO. Annual international exercises in Graf Ignatievo and Bezmer air bases.
In 2002 there was a tender for overhauls 16 MiGs: FGUP RSK "MiG", Elbit (Israel), EADS (Germany), 558th ARZ (Belarus) and IAI (Israel) - won by MiG. Due to lack of money, MiGs were overhauled not till 2007 in Bulgarian repair plants "Temer" and "G. Benkovski Plant" in Plovdiv with cooperation and under direction of the RSK "MiG" specialists; first flights in November (#32) and December 2007, end of modernization about Summer 2009. Life durability extended from 2000 to 4000 hours or 40 years. Still painted in original standard camouflage - yes, I know that sounds a little incredible, but many good quality photos from 2010-2017 shows that overhaul didn't mean re-painting (or they were painted in exact the same shapes and colours).
2009: for the first time in years, Bulgaria start training of a new pilots: six for Graf Ignatievo and another six for Bezmer air base (where is the joint American-Bulgarian military training facility and big American base established in 2006).
In late 2017 some pilots refused to fly MiGs because of insecurity. In December 2017 was a tender for overhaul and 4-years maintenance of 12 MiG-29 and 3 MiG-29UB. Bulgaria choose Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, but Ukrainianian state defence concern Ukroboronprom complaint to decision. In the begining of 2018 operational is approx. 7 aircraft, desperately needs overhauls.
1989-2000: 1 Iztryebitelna Aviatsyonna Eskadrila, Ravnetz near Burgas
MiG-29: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
Between 2005 and 2008 some numbers were changed, really don't know why:
|Camouflage and painting||
|9-12A||2960532380 (81?)||25||2-tone standard||crashed 1994|
|9-12A||2960532383||27||2-tone standard||number 37|
|9-12A||2960535100||28||2-tone standard||number 38|
|9-12A||2960535101||29||2-tone standard||number 39|
|9-51A||N50903013375||01||2-tone standard||number 11, crashed 2011|
|9-51A||N50903013394||02||2-tone standard||number 12|
|9-51A||N50903018908||03||2-tone standard||number 33|
|9-51A||N50903018945||04||2-tone standard||number 14|
|Colours of the MiG-29 (МиГ-29).|
Worldwide aircraft Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-29 (Fulcrum) camouflage and painting schemes
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