The National People's Army protects the German Democratic Republic

EAST GERMAN AIR FORCES

 

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

1. March Day of the National People's Army

Abzeichen der Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee

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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Klassifizierungsabzeichen für Fliegeringenieurdienst  (1985 - 1990)

 
 

Classification badge for aviation engineering services

 
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Order of Battle October 1, 1990, just before the German reunification (flying units only)     &     MiG-29 after the unification
 
 

LUFTSTREITKRÄFTE / LUFTVERTEIDIGUNG - AIR FORCES / AIR DEFENCE

 
 
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)

     
 

 

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

       
 

 

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

       
 

 

       
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)

   

   
 

 

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

 
 

 

       
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)
     
 

 

       
Jagdbombergeschwader JBG-77 / Fighter-Bomber Wing 77  "Gebhardt Leberecht von Blücher" (Su-22M-4, Su-22U)

 
 

 

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

       
 

 

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

       
 

 

       
Transporthubschraubergeschwader THG-34 / Transport Helicopter Wing 34  "Werner Seelenbinder" (Mi-8)
     
 

 

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

 

       
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)

     
 

 

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

 

       
 

 

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

 

       
 

 

       
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)

       
 

 

       
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)

       
 

 

 

VOLKSMARINE - PEOPLE'S NAVY

 
 

 

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

 

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

   
         
 

 

 

LUFTWAFFE - GERMAN AIR FORCE

 
 

 

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 1th September 1977 the unit received the tradition name "Steinhoff".    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Steinhoff)
On 1st October 2013 the unit was renamed in Tactical Air Force Wing 73.
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.
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
   
 

 

       
 
Jagdgeschwader 73 / Fighter Wing 73  "Steinhoff"
Tactisches Luftwaffengeschwader 73 / Tactival Air Force Wing 73  "Steinhoff"
   

 
 

 

 

SIŁY POWIETRZNE - POLISH AIR FORCE

 
 

 

41 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego / 41st Tactical Squadron
 
     

 

   

         
     
 

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