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Mig 29
Matzos, Jun 21, 2005

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      When Germany reunited, the Luftwaffe found itself with several new aircraft types in it's inventory. Included in this assortments were two dozen Mig 29's; 19 Fulcrum A's and 4 Mig-29UB two-seat conversion trainers. Currently all the Migs are assigned to Staffel 731 of JG 73 based at Laage.
      The former East German Migs were Russian export models and thus are less capable than their optimally equipped Russian brethren. The tturbineswere downgraded to 90% capacity and equipped with a less powerful radar, significantly reducing detection range (to about 40km).
      Even in their reduced state, these Mig-29's have proven themselves more than capable when sortied against Netherland Air Force F-16 Falcons, defeating them all with no losses, during an exercise.
      However, it is doubtful that the Migs will remain in service for long. Even with the likelihood of acquiring spare parts from the former Soviet Union, the logistics of supporting a single staffel of foreign aircraft would not be economically viable.
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