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Zagreb MiG's

Post by Charles022 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:04 am

All,

With the easing of travelling restrictions, I took a trip to Zagreb back in late September to catch some of Croatia's remaining MiG-21's.

A quick stop to shoot the stored An-32's.
Image707 / Croatian Air Force / Antonov An-32B by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

It wasn't long to wait before an unusual engine noise was heard over the civilian traffic...
Image133 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bisD Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Image166 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UMD Mongol B by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Image166 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21UMD Mongol B by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

QRA practise launch
Image117 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bisD Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Image117 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bisD Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, more to come!

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by warthog56 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:44 am

Love these. What chance of the RIAT team getting a couple to attend? Make a nice change from the usual fighters. More please.

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Ross Forsyth » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:08 am

Superb mate

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by James Cutting » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:14 am

Cracking shots, lovely to see these :D Perfect weather too!
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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Stratocruiser » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:29 am

Very Very nice indeed.
I really enjoyed viewing your superb pics so thanks for sharing them :thumbs:
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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Mustang531 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:48 am

Very nice, thank you for sharing these. Totally agree, it would be nice to see some at RIAT.

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Seahawk 11 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:00 pm

What a fantastic set of photos there, many thanks for posting them,

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Contrail1958 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:03 pm

Very nice indeed and so different to the normal Lakenheath stuff.

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Post by Bluetail » Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:37 pm

warthog56 wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:44 am
Love these. What chance of the RIAT team getting a couple to attend? Make a nice change from the usual fighters. More please.
None, they need too many refuel stops en-route, thus increasing the probability of going tech somewhere
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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by slogen51 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 7:56 pm

What a plane

Great shots

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by fisherman » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:26 pm

That was a very rewarding decision and great viewing, well done you. :thumbs:

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by JASTREB » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:26 pm

Should have gone a few hours down the road to Batajnica - Serbian A.F base. The still have flying Mig-21, as well as its big brother - Mig-29's.

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by paddyboy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:10 am

Superb set of an awesome beast, Charles :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Sparts99 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:40 am

MiG21 is such an iconic jet, well captured.
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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Alf » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:03 pm

Croatia ordered 12 second hand Rafales today to replace these from 2024

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Ridge Runner » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 am

None, they need too many refuel stops en-route, thus increasing the probability of going tech somewhere
So how did the Romanians do it?

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Mustang531 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:36 am

Also the Hungarians visited RIAT with four Mig 21s several years ago.

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Supra » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:05 am

Ridge Runner wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 am
None, they need too many refuel stops en-route, thus increasing the probability of going tech somewhere
So how did the Romanians do it?
Yeah!...but them & the Hungarians had Green Flag European Cover. :whistle:

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by CRMAP » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:59 pm

Hello, beautiful shots with perfect sun. Did you get permission to have access to the spots with the official form. The Croatians like to know who will be near the fence for taking pictures. It is no problem with the permission.

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Re: Zagreb MiG's

Post by Charles022 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:44 pm

Thank you for the comments all!
CRMAP wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:59 pm
Hello, beautiful shots with perfect sun. Did you get permission to have access to the spots with the official form. The Croatians like to know who will be near the fence for taking pictures. It is no problem with the permission.
Hi, yes I did.

Some more shots below:

Image116 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bisD Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Image116 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bisD Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

There's plenty of W+R MiG-21's to see around Zagreb also!
Image113 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Fishbed L by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

Image105 / Croatian Air Force / Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Fishbed by Charles Cunliffe, on Flickr

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