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Old 05-07-2014, 03:12 AM   #1
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While we wait for the LS MiG-21 I thought I would share some of my pictures I took of some dead Iraqi MiG's and other aircraft. I did a deployment in 2006 to Habbaniyah Iraq. (Approximately 10 miles west of Fallujah)









Bullet holes...






Two seater


Front cockpit












I took a mach gauge from this MiG-21 to bring home and have in my office. But when I left Iraq "they" told me I was not allowed to keep it as it was a "prize of war" or something like that. They kept it during my packout... Too bad because that would of been really cool to have.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:24 AM   #2
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Some nice pics
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A few more...













From a distance I thought this was a Zero! But after a closer look I believe it is a Percival Provost T1



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If only this module came out sooner, you could have fixed one up and flown it back home yourself!

Also, Rosebud was his MiG.

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In a way , thats pretty scary... I do like the "saddam's air force one" though
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"ROSEBUD".

You owe me a new keyboard.
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Great pictures, I would've tried to snag a souvenir from one of them.
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Some western aircraft in there too.

Third one down was a vampire? Twin tail booms. Very old...

Great pics.
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Great pictures, I would've tried to snag a souvenir from one of them.

I took a mach gauge from the Black MiG-21 to bring home and have in my office. But when I left Iraq "they" told me I was not allowed to keep it as it was a "prize of war" or something like that. They kept it during my packout... Too bad because that would of been really cool to have.
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Some western aircraft in there too.

Third one down was a vampire? Twin tail booms. Very old...

Great pics.

Correct, de Havilland Vampire. Notice it still had bombs on it...
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