Strange MiG-29 without identification marks seen in Khmeimim


Users of social networks are studying with interest photos from Syria, where strange MiG-29s without identification marks were spotted at the Russian Hmeimim air base. Allegedly, these are pictures of aircraft that Russia transferred to Libya to strengthen LNA Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.


It should be noted that the head of the PNS Foreign Ministry, Fakhti Bashag, was the first to speak on this topic, who on May 21, 2020 said that Russia had transferred at least six MiG-29 fighters and two Su-24 front-line bombers to Haftar. They flew to the territory of Libya from the Russian air base Khmeimim in Syria, accompanied by a pair of Su-35 Russian Air Force.

The next day, the presence of the MiG-29 in Libya was confirmed satellite images of Al-Jufrah airbase located in the central part of the country. It should be borne in mind that even at the time of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya did not have an MiG-29. Later confirmed the transfer of the MiG-29 and the African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM), publishing a report on Russia's actions in Libya.


Moreover, some Western experts consideredthat the MiG-29 was difficult to get from Syria to Libya. But we immediately suggested that if you use two outboard fuel tanks, then the MiG-29 can easily overcome such a distance (2100 km).

If you pay attention to the presented pictures, then it is easy to notice two PTBs on the suspensions of the standing MiG-29. In this regard, it can be assumed that the planes were coming or long-range flights were ahead.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) 29 May 2020 07: 06
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    I found the photo in a less acceptable quality, increased it as much as I could. The flag in the background (left) is definitely not Russian, apparently Syrian.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33730/close-up-images-emerge-of-unmarked-mig-29-fighters-at-russias-air-base-in-syria

    Judging by an earlier photo, there is a similar place. In the photo there are three lower planes (circled), followed by the building. It may well be the same building in the background.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33666/mig-29-fighters-were-at-russias-air-base-in-syria-just-before-showing-up-in-libya

    But the flag is still embarrassing. At the Russian base, the Syrian flag? No matter how many photos I looked at the base, I didn’t find a single Syrian flag. In general, vague doubts torment.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 22: 26
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      Could be Iraqi. They are alike.
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 29 May 2020 22: 46
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        Perhaps you are right, there could be Iraqi, but old. As far as I could see, there is a star in the central white stripe, and since 2008 they have not had a star on the flag.

        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/

        The question is, where does the alien flag (in this case, Iraqi) come from on the Russian base - this does not remove.
        In general, the accuracy of the information is still in question.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 29 May 2020 23: 15
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          The question, where does the alien flag (in this case, Iraqi) come from on the Russian base, this does not remove

          Yes. I just thought that Iraq always had MIGs in service. And the flags are similar.
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            123 (123) 29 May 2020 23: 26
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            When I read about the flag, I also thought so, got to check, I thought - I missed the flag. I looked, realized what was happening.
  2. Dmitry S. Offline
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 29 May 2020 07: 54
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    Was there a boy? - a new rhetorical question.