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I450IVex
01-18-2007, 12:19 PM
Did they have a organised airforce?

If so i'm looking for an emblem, (skin type work for someone.)

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NAFP_supah
01-18-2007, 12:22 PM
Way back during hte russian occupation they had an airforce, I think they flew MiG-17's. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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RAF74_Raptor
01-18-2007, 12:22 PM
I do not believe the afghani had an airforce but i could be mistaken when I visted there country in 2003 the only airstrips I saw were russian and American

berg417448
01-18-2007, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by I450IVex:
Did they have a organised airforce?

If so i'm looking for an emblem, (skin type work for someone.)

Grace me with your combined knowledge.

Multiple emblems here:

http://cocardes.monde.online.fr/v2html/en/pays/afghanistan.html

stelr
01-18-2007, 08:06 PM
Actually they did. The pic in my sig block is of me sitting in the cockpit of a MIG 21 (fixer upper) at Bagram.

Hard to remember, but believe the symbol had a white disk containing a green triangle. Not sure though. Too many years ago.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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I450IVex
01-18-2007, 09:08 PM
So am i to take the white with the red triangle is the crest/emblem?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VW-IceFire
01-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by RAF74_Raptor:
I do not believe the afghani had an airforce but i could be mistaken when I visted there country in 2003 the only airstrips I saw were russian and American
I remember reading a report in 2001 about the Afgan 'air force' which was a Mig-21 and a pair of Mig-19s or something like that. Basically nothing.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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BfHeFwMe
01-18-2007, 11:01 PM
http://www.pakdef.info/pakmilitary/images/wing1.jpg
Wing of former Afghan craft shot down by the Paki's, on display. From 86-87 era.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Blottogg
01-19-2007, 12:00 AM
Prior to that version was a white circle with a triangle inside it. Wikpedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_Air_Force)

Good memory steir, though the triangle is actually green black and red. The symbol shown as the 2006 version is very similar to a version listed in my 1981 copy of Bill Gunston's Encyclopedia of World Air Power. The 1981 version has the red on the bottom, green on the left, and the arabic script looks a bit different.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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RCAF_Irish_403
01-19-2007, 05:41 AM
they definately had a very small AF prior to the western intervention. As has been indicated above, it consisted of a handfull of 1970's era Soviet MiG's and attack helicopters.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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