Forgotten Tiger Squadron???

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Forgotten Tiger Squadron???

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This picture has been taken at Saki AB. The Su-33 86 red has just been taken off and departed for Murmansk. This Su-33 belongs to the 2nd Squadron of the 279 KIAP.

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I hope you enjoy it...
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no, cause he isnt @ Volkel ;)
love the pic though
"And than in the trees I heard a twig snap ... warning lights flashed on my map ... I opened my eyes and to my surprise ..."
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an other beautiful aircraft....one of the oldest Fencers taken at Gvardeskoye 23/09/2010

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... but no tiger
"And than in the trees I heard a twig snap ... warning lights flashed on my map ... I opened my eyes and to my surprise ..."
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Buyt who cares; beautifull pictures, beautifull aircraft !
I would love to see a SU24 once..........

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:agree: :respect:
"And than in the trees I heard a twig snap ... warning lights flashed on my map ... I opened my eyes and to my surprise ..."
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Post by michael-leusden »

not forgotten no navo tiger"s sqn
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Very nice "Fencer C" with civilian registration and new "Red Star"!!!

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Re: Forgotten Tiger Squadron??? Saki

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Hi all,

Here are some pictures from me also made at Saki last month.

Su33
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Su33
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Su25UBK
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Mi14
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And a Su24MR at Gvardeskoye
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Hope you like them.

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Hope you like them.

Erwin[/quote]


Like them? What an understatement! Holymoly, I'm stunned!! Perfekt Erwin!! Never saw this. Never knew it is that good overthere. I guess however that it is very dangerous to do this in russia.

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sharpshooter wrote:

Like them? What an understatement! Holymoly, I'm stunned!! Perfekt Erwin!! Never saw this. Never knew it is that good overthere. I guess however that it is very dangerous to do this in russia.

Peter
Never been to Eastern Germany in 1990-1994 then :D
You can bet that Erwin arranged visits to do this. Nice going! Would love to see more.

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I was indeed very lucky (and happy) to be in the Ukraine while the Russian Su33's and Su25UBK's were deployed here and all the pictures are taken from outside the base. Since military aviation photography in the Ukraine is officially forbidden, I had to be extremely careful. All around the base were guards posted to stop people wandering on the base and these guards limited movement dramatically. Wandering around active airbase for a prolonged time with several people is therefore not advisable.

During my stay I didn't stay more then 10-15 minutes at the base before leaving. When I shot the Mi14, the guy inside looked directly at me (see picture) and immediately spoke with the pilot. This was my queue to leave as fast as I could. I didn't return the next couple of days and this was my shortest stay here: 5 min.

Another problem in the Ukraine is the flying. I was told that Ukrainian bases are only active 2-3 times a month with about 3-4 aircraft flying missions. This may vary per base, but in essence they don't fly a lot. Planning a trip in advance with only flying bases is in my opinion extremely difficult if not impossible. I was there in total for 3 weeks on holliday and was very lucky with what I got.

On the same days that the Su33's and Su25UBK's left Saki, there was an exercise at Belbek with Su27's from the Ukrainian AF. They were flying here for 2 days during the morning and one day during the afternoon. I decided to skip the departing Russians at Saki and go there instead.

Some images from Belbek:

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Su27
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Really love these Su's .. great shots :-)
Wish we could see them more often in Europe...
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Oké Erwin, I understand.
I can only say I have the deepest respect for your efforts. This is way beyond a comfort zone I'd like to encounter. Unbelievable man!! What a great set of photographs you made.
Respect for life!

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Excellent pics my friend, but keep in mind that you're f*cked when they get you!!!!!
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