It is pretty well known that MiG lost a big market in eastern Europe, first when USSR applied the "Sinatra doctrine" and then when the Soviet Union dissolved.
I have been trying to get some idea of the number of Fulcrum to be acquired by Yugoslavia and Warsaw Pact nations if the Communist governments would have stayed in the power. This is so far what I have:
- Yugoslavia: 16 MiG-29, first country in Eastern Europe to receive them. 28 more were planned.
- Romania: 16 MiG-29. There were rumours about a total of 30 to be acquired.
- East Germany: 24 MiG-29, all transferred to Luftwaffe after reunification. No details if more were expected.
- Czechoslovakia: 20 MiG-29. Fleet divided between Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Poland: 12 acquired from USSR, 10 from Czech Republic, and 22 from Germany.
- Hungary: 28 MiG-29 received in 1993 to pay for Russian debt. All retired and offered for sale.
- Bulgaria: 22 MiG-29 received in 1989-90.
Maybe our Eastern European colleagues could provide more details. Were there contracts for more MiG-29 being negotiated in 1990-91?
Edited by alejandro_, 03 March 2016 - 0629 AM.