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by zapacitu
17 Jun 2014, 09:58
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania

Two more serials
MiG-21bis 228 first flight after overhaul, with Romanian roundels on 23 April
MiG-21bis 241 with full colors and markings on 12 June
photos here:
http://romanian-spotters.forumer.ro/t76 ... iunie-2014
by zapacitu
02 Nov 2013, 10:01
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania

MiG-21 bis serial 202 red spotted yesterday at Bacau PHOTO HERE: http://romanian-spotters.forumer.ro/t7440-aeroportul-bacau-octombrie-2013 Apart from the new comms antenna (the large one behind the front landing gear), also notice new IFF antennas (small, grey, on top of the tail and under the intake)
by zapacitu
23 Sep 2013, 11:14
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania

Sorry, I made a mistake, they broughy only one L-39ZO serial 254 (origin unknown) and 8 MiGs (probably 2 UM and 6 bis) Their pilots learned to fly on Aerostar Festival light planes (company owned) at Boboc and on their overhauled L-39 at Bacau. This was spotted only in natural metal overall, with Ro...
by zapacitu
20 Sep 2013, 09:05
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Crash MozambiqueAF MiG-21 in Romania
Replies: 11
Views: 5889

Re: Crash Roemanian MiG-21

MiG-21UM serial 340, Mozambique AF
It wasn't a Lancer.
The Mozambicans brought 2 L-39 and 8 MiG-21 bis/UM for overhaul at Aerostar.
Their cadets are also being trained at Boboc and Bacau since winter 2012
by zapacitu
20 Sep 2013, 08:59
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Portugal is to buy extra F-16A jets according to Jane's.
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: Portugal (!) is to buy extra F-16A jets according to Jan

Here's the explanation: Portugal had on sale 9 F-16 MLU (7 AM and 2 BM) and didn't want to sell anything else from its AF. Romania wanted 12 (a minimal squadron), and conditioned the deal on this number. So the Portuguese had to come up with 3 additional MLUs, not from their stocks, that's why they ...
by zapacitu
22 Feb 2011, 09:13
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Libyan aircraft movements (was: LIBYAN MIRAGE F1s AT MALTA)
Replies: 83
Views: 28693

Re: LIBYAN MIRAGE F1s AT MALTA

Securitate Puma's shooting at unarmed people in Timisoara... That didn't happen, Roel. Securitatea did not have any Pumas or armed aircraft / helicopters, and no aircraft opened fire during the repression before Ceausescu left (16-21 Dec). In the confusion and chaos that followed after 22 december ...
by zapacitu
05 Oct 2010, 09:03
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: VIDEO: Iran's "Stealth Flying Boats"...
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: VIDEO: Iran's "Stealth Flying Boats"...

In fact it's an exact copy of the Soviet Ekranoplan ESKA-1 from the 70's (except the engine type and open cockpit):

http://www.se-technology.com/wig/html/m ... =&craft=33

http://mkmagazin.almanacwhf.ru/mk_other ... noplan.htm
by zapacitu
02 Sep 2010, 19:17
Forum: Scramble Wiki
Topic: Login problems
Replies: 5
Views: 7905

Login problems

Since almost a month I'm experiencing problems with logging in to Scramble wiki. After I log in, nothing works beyond the main page - when i click on military aviation, it goes directly to an error page with the message The website cannot display the page HTTP 500 Most likely causes: •The website is...
by zapacitu
19 Aug 2010, 14:20
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Romania: deadline American used F-16 offer was this Tuesday.
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: Romania: deadline American used F-16 offer was this Tuesday.

Some sources within the MoD indicate that a small number of Lancer C will go trough yet another life extension program at Bacau, in order to be able to serve post 2013, only for air policing tasks. The refurbishment will cost 1,2 million US dollars per plane, with about a quarter of that sum going t...
by zapacitu
19 Aug 2010, 14:01
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: North Korean plane crashes in China
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: North Korean plane crashes in China

A MiG-21 PFM to be more pecise
by zapacitu
27 Jul 2010, 17:22
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Israeli CH-53 Yasur crash in Romania today
Replies: 5
Views: 2756

Re: Israeli CH-53 Yasur crash in Romania today

The CH-53 hit a stone cliff while flying in fog at 15:20 local hour, in formation with another CH-53. Don't the Yasurs have ground mapping radar or something? The Romanian was an Air Force Captain, not a soldier. The crash site is more precisely S-E of the village Fundata, in Bucegi Mountains. At le...
by zapacitu
22 Jul 2010, 19:53
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Australian Navy chooses MH-60R over NH90 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: Australian Navy chooses MH-60R over NH90 ?

Not a surprising choice, considering that all 11 MRH-90 delivered so far are grounded since April after an in-flight engine failure.
by zapacitu
22 Jul 2010, 19:39
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Romanian Antonov crashed today
Replies: 7
Views: 2674

Re: Romanian Antonov crashed today

Serial 53 , Polish made An-2T delivered in 1982 From the 14 on board, 12 died , 4 from the Air Force - among them Commander Nicolae Jianu, chief of the Air Force School at Boboc. The other 8 (one of which passed away at the hospital) were Navy, from a small elite diver unit (our equivalent of the US...
by zapacitu
03 Jun 2010, 15:38
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Romania To Purchase Secondhand F-16s
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: Romania To Purchase Secondhand F-16s

A few details: The 24 aircraft will be Block 25s. It is not yet known if they will be taken directly form a USAF unit or from the ones sitting in the desert. The full price is 1,3 billion US dollars, it includes everything: refurbishment (overhaul), techincal assistance and spares for 3-5 years, sim...
by zapacitu
03 Jun 2010, 15:29
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: PICS: Romania accepts first C-27J Spartans...
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

Re: PICS: Romania accepts first C-27J Spartans...

a few more details...
the third Spartan (spotted recently in Italy) will be delivered later this year, with two each following in 2011 and 2012