Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Picklu » 04 Jan 2020 01:55

Rakesh wrote:He is Group Captain now and still going strong I believe!


Grounded and leading air defense since flying days are over IIRC.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 04 Jan 2020 05:45

I thought he was flying IL-76 transports now.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby LakshmanPST » 04 Jan 2020 07:52

I read in some newspaper article back in March (when Abhinandan was in Pukeland)... Nachiketa is a commercial pilot now...

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby tsarkar » 04 Jan 2020 20:09

Post ejection injuries at Kargil medical category was downgraded and he flew An-32s. Thereafter joined Indigo Airlines. Abhinandan was very lucky not to have suffered any.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Barath » 10 Jan 2020 18:40

https://hushkit.net/2020/01/09/mig-27-p ... n-flogger/

Anshuman Mainkar, who did the interview with hushkit adds a reflective addendum after it's returement.

There's a pretty nice pic

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby sajaym » 20 Jan 2020 23:54

I had been looking for this photo ever since this thread was started. Thought it would be apt to share this memorable photo of the MiG-27ML from my Dad's Albums. My Dad (Army officer) & elder brothers along with squadron maintenance officer, posing in front of a MiG-27 ML of the Tigersharks at Hashimara in early 90's. Dad was posted as GLO at the airbase at that time. Today, he had whatsapped me a report of the Tigersharks being raised at Thanjavur and sent me this photo.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby ramana » 21 Jan 2020 00:38

Thumbs Up!!!

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby chetonzz » 07 Apr 2020 11:04

I read in few articles that time- all Mig-21 Bis were to be retired in Q1 2020 leaving just 100+ Bisons as sole Mig-21s in IAF...any news after that?

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby tsarkar » 07 Apr 2020 13:51

chetonzz wrote:I read in few articles that time- all Mig-21 Bis were to be retired in Q1 2020 leaving just 100+ Bisons as sole Mig-21s in IAF...any news after that?

No. Wait for news of retirement ceremony to come out for MiG-21 bis Type 75

The last retirement was of MiG-21 M/MF Type 96 of 17/101 Squadron with ACM Dhanoa flying the last few sorties.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby kit » 07 Apr 2020 14:45

Wow ! ..farewell mighty Bahadur !

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/VishalJolapara/status/1210568481453879297 ----> Flying into the sunset, literally.....

Farewell Bahadur!

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 16 Jul 2020 21:52

The Kargil Heroes | MiG-27 & MiG-23 | Indian Air Force
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gYrlGpWgWQ


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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 17 Jul 2020 02:42

ramana wrote:Rakesh error in the url. No video. Please edit.

Weird. I have edited my post to include the link. Please check Ramana-ji.

Video is from the MiG-27 retirement ceremony from last year.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby ramana » 17 Jul 2020 02:44

Now it works.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Shameek » 17 Jul 2020 03:01

One of the first scale models I had built was the Flogger. It struck me then how slim the wings were! The video above reminded me of that. While they need to retire and go into the history books, part of me is sad to see them go. The MiG 21 through 29 were the heroes of my childhood! :)

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby ramana » 17 Jul 2020 04:07

Are all the planes truly sold for scrap and broken up

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 17 Jul 2020 04:17

Either that or gate guardian duty....

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby ramana » 17 Jul 2020 08:12

Wonder if we could have put them in storage considering that there is shortage now.
Planning in both IAF and IA did not expect heating up of Ladakh.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 17 Jul 2020 21:05

Providing they have a technical life left in them.

The MiG-27 was also notoriously unreliable.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 10 Aug 2020 20:29

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/12924 ... 44064?s=20 ----> Just Bombed at my Doorstep...

FLOGGER Pilot Patch.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 10 Aug 2020 20:50

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/12913 ... 07169?s=20 ----> MiG-23MF of 1980s was somewhat like the JF-17 of today. Feature rich, but not in the class of the top-dogs. Picture Below: MiG-27, the ground-attack cousin of MiG-23MF. None of today's fighters look half as menacing.

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/12913 ... 43552?s=20 ---> Super picture by Aatish Pillai.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 18 Aug 2020 00:02

The other BRRRRRRT: we talk to a MiG-27 pilot about firing the devastating 30-mm ‘Gatling’ gun
https://hushkit.net/2020/08/13/the-othe ... tling-gun/
13 August 2020

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Aditya_V » 22 Nov 2020 15:20

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/SauravChordia1/status/1327842639836639236?s=20 ---> The Flogger's Gatling Gun.

Might be OT, but can we reuse them in bunkers along the LOC
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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 23 Nov 2020 23:05

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status ... 28578?s=20 ---> Wow! Throttle RPM and ASI nearly moved together during acceleration. Brut power.

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Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Postby Rakesh » 24 Nov 2020 22:25

https://twitter.com/singhshwetabh71/sta ... 44512?s=20 ---> A 80mm rocket (S8?) being loaded into MiG-27UPG during Vayu Shakti 2019.

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