Eye-Catching AFB: PAPA (Hungary)

To Hungary and to Papa AFB located around 115km exactly to the west of the capital Budapest.

Attractive linear boneyard of withdrawn Mig's and Su's exists in this base.

More than 40 Mig-21's (most are bis and very few UM's) stored and lined in the side road leads to bunkers, fuselage of these Mig's is in good condition but of course no air force might be interested in them.

Aside, there are numbers of Mig-23MF's and Su-22M3's also phased out since 1997.

The Mig-21 is a very interesting aircraft for its reliability and low maintenance cost especially that few programs (21-93 / 2000 / LanceR...) would upgrade its avionics and weaponry to compete even 4th generation fighters.

Another Aerial view for the same base dated 2008 shows the same stored Mig's prior to tow them to their new boneyard.

Note that red-capping air intake holes, pitto tubes, lights, and antennas means that aircrafts are in storage phase.

Always thanks to Monox for his permission to use his great photos.

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