The National People's Army protects the German Democratic Republic

EAST GERMAN AIR FORCES

National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic

Air Forces / Air Defence

 

For the protection of the worker-and-peasant-power

1. March Day of the National People's Army

Abzeichen der Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee

01 March 1956 – 02 October 1990

Insignia of the Air Forces of the National People's Army

     
                                       
   

 

 

 

 

 
 

General-Major Armeegeneral

 
 

Major-General General of the Army

 
 
   
   
  Soldaten und Unteroffiziere Unterleutnant Hauptmant Major Oberst  
  Privates and N.C.O.'s 2nd Lieutenant Captain Major Colonel  
         
       
 

 

 

 

Klassifizierungsabzeichen für Flugzeugführer (1964 - 1985)

 
 

Classification badge for pilots

 
   
   Leistungsklasse I  Leistungsklasse II  Leistungsklasse III  
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3  
     
 

Klassifizierungsabzeichen für Flugzeugführer (1985 - 1990)

 
 

Classification badge for pilots

 
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   Leistungsklasse I  Leistungsklasse II  Leistungsklasse III  
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3  
     
 

Klassifizierungsabzeichen für Fliegeringenieurdienst  (1985 - 1990)

 
 

Classification badge for aviation engineering services

 
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   Leistungsklasse I  Leistungsklasse II  Leistungsklasse III  
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3  
 

 

 

  Dienstlaufbahnabzeichen  
 

Professional career badges

 
         
   
Fallschirmdienst Fallschirmdienst Offiziere Feuerwerker Fliegertechnische Versorgung Flugplatzwartungsdienst
Parachute Service Parachute Service Officers Armourer Aeronautical Supply Aerodrome Maintenance Service
         
 
Flugschüler Flugzeugmechaniker Funkortung Kanoniere der Luftverteidigung Kfz-technischer Dienst
Student Pilot Aircraft Mechanic Radio Location Air Defense Gunners Automotive Technical Service
         
       
Medizinischer Dienst Medizinischer Dienst Offiziere Meteorologischer Dienst Militärjustizorgane Militärmusikdienst
Medical Service Medical Service Officers Meteorological Service Military Judicial Organs Military Music Service
         
 
Nachrichten Nachrichtentechnischer Dienst Pioniere Raketen- und Waffentechnischer Dienst Schirrmeister
Signals Telecommunications Service Engineers Missile and Weapons Technical Service Motor Transport NCO
         
 

 

 

Order of Battle 01 October 1990.
 
 

LUFTSTREITKRÄFTE / LUFTVERTEIDIGUNG - AIR FORCES / AIR DEFENCE

 

listed here are only the flying units

 
1. Luftverteidigungsdivision  /  1st Air Defense Division responsible for the air defence in the south
 

 

       
Jagdfliegergeschwader JG-1 / Fighter Wing 1  "Fritz Schmenkel" (MiG-21MF/PFM, MiG-21U/US/USM) concise squadron name bio

     
 

 

       
Jagdfliegergeschwader JG-3 / Fighter Wing 3  "Wladimir Komarow" (MiG-29, MiG-29UB, MiG-21MF/US/UM) concise squadron name bio

   

 
       
 

 

       
Jagdgeschwader JG-8 / Fighter Wing 8  "Hermann Matern" (MiG-21bis, MiG-21U/US/USM) concise squadron name bio

       
 

 

       
Verbindungsfliegerstaffel VFS-1 / Liaison Squadron 1 (An-2, Z.43)

 

       
 

 

       
3. Luftverteidigungsdivision  /  3rd Air Defense Division  responsible for the air defence in the north
 

 

       
Jagdfliegergeschwader JG-2 / Fighter Wing 2  "Juri Gagarin" (MiG-21MF, MiG-21US/USM) concise squadron name bio

   

   
 

 

       
Jagdfliegergeschwader JG-9 / Fighter Wing 9  "Heinrich Rau" (MiG-23MF/ML, MiG-23UB) concise squadron name bio

 
 

 

       
Zieldarstellungskette ZDK-33 / Target Towing Flight 33 (L-39ZO, L-39V)
 
 

 

       
Verbindungsfliegerstaffel VFS-3 / Liaison Squadron 3 (An-2, Z.43)

 

       
 

 

 

       
Führungsorgan Front- und Militärtransportfliegerkräfte  /  Leading Organisation for Front- and Military Transport-Units  responsible for close air support, reconnaissance and air transport
 

 

       
Jagdbombergeschwader JBG-37 / Fighter-Bomber Wing 37  "Klement Gottwald" (MiG-23BN, MiG-23UB) concise squadron name bio
       
 

 

       
Jagdbombergeschwader JBG-77 / Fighter-Bomber Wing 77  "Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher" (Su-22M-4, Su-22U) concise squadron name bio

 
 

 

       
Taktische Aufklärungsfliegerstaffel TAFS-47 / Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 47 (MiG-21M, MiG-21U) concise squadron name bio

       
 

 

       
Taktische Aufklärungsfliegerstaffel  TAFS-87 / Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 87 (MiG-21M, MiG-21U)

       
 

 

       
Transporthubschraubergeschwader THG-34 / Transport Helicopter Wing 34  "Werner Seelenbinder" (Mi-8) concise squadron name bio
     
 

 

       
Transportfliegergeschwader TFG-44 / Transport Wing 44 "Arthur Pieck" (Il-62, Tu-154, Tu-134A, Mi-8) concise squadron name bio
       
 

 

       
Transportfliegerstaffel  TS-24 / Transport Squadron 24 (An-26)

     
 

 

       
Verbindungsfliegerstaffel VFS-14 / Liaison Squadron 14 (L-410, An-2, Z.43)
         
 

 

 

Offiziershochschule der Luftstreikräfte/Luftverteidigung für Militärflieger  /  Officer University for Air Force / Air Defence military pilots
 

 

       
Fliegerausbildungsgeschwader FAG-15 / Pilot Training Wing 15 "Heinz Kapelle" (MiG-21PFM, MiG-21U/UM/US) concise squadron name bio

     
 

 

       
Fliegerausbildungsgeschwader FAG-25 / Pilot Training Wing 25 "Leander Ratz" (L-39ZO) concise squadron name bio

 

       
 

 

       
Hubschrauberausbildungsgeschwader HAG-35 / Helicopter Training Wing 35 "Lambert Horn" (Mi-2, Mi-8) concise squadron name bio

 

       
 

 

       
Transportfliegerausbildungsstaffel TAS-45 / Transport Pilot Training Squadron 45 (An-2, L-410UVP, Z.43)

 

       
 

 

 

ARMEEFLIEGERKRÄFTE - ARMY AVIATION FORCES

 
 

 

Hubschrauberstaffel der Führung und Aufklärung HSFA-3 / Command and Observation Helicopter Squadron 3 (Mi-2S, Mi-8TB, Mi-9)

 

       
 

 

       
Kampfhubschraubergeschwader KHG-3 / Attack Helicopter Wing 3 "Ferdinand von Schill" (Mi-24, Mi-8) concise squadron name bio

       
 

 

       
Hubschrauberstaffel der Führung und Aufklärung HSFA-5 / Command and Observation Helicopter Squadron 5 (Mi-2S, Mi-8TB, Mi-9)

 

       
 

 

       
Kampfhubschraubergeschwader KHG-5 / Attack Helicopter Wing 5 "Adolf von Lützow" (Mi-24, Mi-8) concise squadron name bio

       
 

 

 

VOLKSMARINE - PEOPLE'S NAVY

 
 

 

Marinehubschraubergeschwader MHG-18 / Naval Helicopter Wing 18  "Kurt Barthel" (Mi-8, Mi-14PL/BT) concise squadron name bio
         
 

 

       
Marinefliegergeschwader MFG-28 / Naval Aviation Wing 28  "Paul Wieczorek" (Su-22M-4, Su-22UM-3K) concise squadron name bio
 

   

 

 

 

 

LUFTWAFFE - GERMAN AIR FORCE ex-NVA MiG-29's

 
 

 

After the German unification the only former NVA-jets to be integrated in the GAF were the 20 x MiG-29A and 4 x MiG-29UB from the former Fighter Wing 3.
The airplanes were renamed in MiG-29G (29+01 29+12 & 29+14 29+21) and MiG-29GT (29+22 29+25) after they recevied the necessary system updates and changes.
In October 1991 the "Testsquadron MiG-29" was created on the Preschen airfield (base of former East-German FW 3))
The Squadron was merged with Fighter Bomber Wing 35 in February 1993.  The new unit was named Fighter Wing 73 and moved to Laage airbase.
The Fulcrums were assigned to the 1st Squadron of FW73 on 31 May 1993.
29+09 was destroyed in a crash on 25 Jun 1996, 29+03 is on display in the GAF Museum in Berlin.
The remaining 22 were sold to Poland in 2003 and 2004, following the arrival of the Eurofighter Typhoon at TAW73, for the symbolical price of  1 euro.
They are currently used by 41 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego, based in Malbork.
Former GAF 29+16 crashed in Polish service on 06 Jul 2018.
 
Erprobungsgeschwader MiG-29 / Testsquadron MiG-29   (OCT 1991 - 31 MAY 1993)
   
 

 

       
Jagdgeschwader 73 / Fighter Wing 73   (01 APR 1959  -  01 OCT 1964)
Jagdgeschwader 73 / Fighter Wing 73   (FEB 1993  -  17 SEP 1997)
Jagdgeschwader 73 / Fighter Wing 73  "Steinhoff"   (18 SEP 1997  -  30 SEP 2013) Illustrated Steinhoff bio
Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73 / Tactival Air Force Wing 73  "Steinhoff"   (01 OCT 2013  -  date)
   
 
     
   

 

 

 

 

SIŁY POWIETRZNE - POLISH AIR FORCE ex-GAF MiG-29's

 
 

 

41 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego / 41st Tactical Squadron
   

 

 

 

 

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