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cawimmer430
08-05-2008, 07:34 AM
Some recent photographs of the Antonov An-2 and Mig-21. They've been moved from their previous positions and the owner of the castle grounds now seems to want to "treat them better" since he has had them cleaned up and positioned in more interesting stances.

As usual if you want the original shots (3008 x 2000), let me know. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


The castle where the eccentric millionaire lives. He collects relics from the Communist times. He's even got a statue of Lenin in his internal castle garden (off limits to the public).
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r295/cawimmer431/Airplanes/DSC_0143.jpg

The Mig-21, a former East German Luftwaffe plane. I've photographed some of the areas in details. If anyone can read Russian they might find the inscriptions interesting.
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The Antonov An-2
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Frankie hiding from the sun under the Antonov...
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Hope you liked the pics! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Woof603
08-05-2008, 07:54 AM
They're great. Thanks for posting.

foxyboy1964
08-05-2008, 07:58 AM
Planes and a dog, a winning combination http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bremspropeller
08-05-2008, 08:16 AM
The MiG-21 is a PFM - I'm just not sure if it's a "plain vanilla" PFM or if it's a PFM-SPS (SPS is for Boundary Layer Control in Russian, BLC in English).

LV/LSK had both versions of PFMs.

JG53Frankyboy
08-05-2008, 11:56 AM
according to the DHS books, the kind of canopy and the shown gundpod its a MiG-21 SPS-K (Type 94K) as it was called in the GDR.
So this plane had a BLC.

Bremspropeller
08-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Die Beschaffung wird 1966 mit der MiG-21PFM fortgesetzt. 134 der als SPS / SPS-K bezeichneten Maschinen erhalten die LSK/LV bis zum Juni 1968, wodurch diese Variante zum zahlenmäßig am stärksten vertretenen Kampfflugzeugtyp in ihrem Inventar wird.

Got that from MiG-21.de
Looks like all PFMs were "SPS".

Thanks Franky http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PanzerAce
08-05-2008, 07:07 PM
Those poor, poor planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Tab_Flettner
08-05-2008, 07:19 PM
Christian, thanks very much for this - I really enjoy your posts!

woofiedog
08-06-2008, 03:39 AM
Excellent photos... and I see your dog is doing quite well. What is his name again?

Was the owner of these aircraft... a pilot?

TinyTim
08-06-2008, 04:14 AM
Thanks for sharing. MiG-21 is one of my fav cold war fighters, especially in the marques with back cut down after cockpit. There is something sexy in it, just like the Lightning or the Super Sabre.

rnzoli
08-06-2008, 08:04 AM
the 6th pic (MiG-21) says "Attention! If this aircraft is not standing on even ground, and you look at this plate from less than one meter distance, it will crash on your head at any moment."

At least what I was able to gather http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

gorkyporky
08-06-2008, 04:37 PM
Wasting a perfectly good AN2. One of those was used until last year to fly skydivers at my local dropzone until last year, when it crashed. Mind you it crashed because of pilot error not a malfunction (he flew into a mountain during foggy weather).

Urufu_Shinjiro
08-06-2008, 04:41 PM
Those planes should be restored, not sitting in some rich dudes yard like a garden gnome.

cawimmer430
08-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Glad you guys liked them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I agree that they should be restored or at least placed in the care of a museum, but the Deutsches Museum in Munich already has an An-2 and Mig-21 in their airplane museum in Oberschleissheim so they're probably not interested in these two babies as getting spare parts etc. for them must be a very time consuming and expensive process I imagine.

Last time I met the eccentric owner he told me he was looking for a Russian T-72/80 tank! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

stalkervision
08-07-2008, 07:58 AM
Usually when military aircraft are sold to the public the armermant is stripped out.

That has the full under fusalage twin 20 mm cannon package! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Wonder if there is a full belt of ammo left in the plane.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif