Rare Somali air force pix!!! More to come - Page 2




 
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May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
c/Commander let me ask you something are you seriously insinuating their are Liberians in Somalia fighting their? Because we see what Liberians have done in their civil war and quite honestly even Somalis in our civil war were horrified at the Liberian for their brutality. The brutalities that have occurred in Liberia have never occurred in Somalia even in our time of civil war, their is a never will be West Africans fighting in Somalia. Its funny the extent people will go to throw dirt just to fulfill their agenda and make someone look bad.
May 16th, 2009  
c/Commander
 
 
Uh, no, I was "insinuating" that he was fighting in Monrovia at some point, which does not necessarily make him Liberian. It's funny the extent people will go to IOT throw dirt just to fulfill their agenda and make someone look bad.
May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnitedSomalia
c/Commander let me ask you something are you seriously insinuating their are Liberians in Somalia fighting their? Because we see what Liberians have done in their civil war and quite honestly even Somalis in our civil war were horrified at the Liberian for their brutality. The brutalities that have occurred in Liberia have never occurred in Somalia even in our time of civil war, their is a never will be West Africans fighting in Somalia. Its funny the extent people will go to throw dirt just to fulfill their agenda and make someone look bad.
c/Commander I apologize but if you look at it you will see that I wasn't trying to jump the gun; hence the reason why I asked is the what you are insinuating.... As for the last part about throwing dirt it wasn't directed at you it was directed at the guy who posted the pic, i should have been more clear so I apologize.
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May 16th, 2009  
c/Commander
 
 
No, I checked when you called him out on it - the picture was taken in Monrovia during the fighting there a few years ago. But, seriously, a life jacket?
May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
Yea in Liberia I also heard they gave drug concoction to child soldiers and spiritual beads and told them that when they fight the bullets can't pierce them... don't know any truth to it but that guy is probably doped up on drugs that were injected in him and he is thinking the life jacket is a bulletproof vest.

*I am going to be adding new pix of Somali air force in the aftermath to show all the fighter jets no lying destitute at air fields across the country, what a grim reminder of what it use to be.
May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
The Somali air force jets now lying at their grave yards across former air force air fields across the country, a grim reminder of the cost of the civil war.





Blue 224 is a late model MiG-21. (M or more likely MF)
The green-grey camouflaged cargo plane in the background is an Aeritalia G222.



(above) Blue 226 appears to be a MiG-21MF. It seems almost airworthy!



(above) Blue 256 is another late model MiG-21.
(above) More MiG-21s. The pale-coloured aircraft at the front seems to be a two-seater MiG-21UM, but it might also be the Chengdu equivalent. I expect that the colour is how they can be distinguished for I suppose the MiGs were a gift from Middle East country (hence the paint job) and Chengdus were Chinese aid. The blue plane is a Piaggio P166, while the brown light transport on the right is an Islander.
May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
(above) A colourful MiG-19 in the background and another late-model MiG-21 in the foreground. The plane on top is an Islander, of which there is another on the left with broken tailplane. The blue and white plane under the MiG is a Siai-Marchetti SF260 trainer.

May 16th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Outstanding photos! Rare finds too. Good to see something different for a change.
Yes that one MiG-21 does seem to be in good condition.
As for some others, I wonder how some planes managed to get stacked on top of the others...I mean, just how did that happen??
May 16th, 2009  
UnitedSomalia
 
Thanx they really are a rare find!!! I was wondering the same thing myself, how did they manage to stack planes on top of others lol, i guess will never know... But it is sad to see the once proud Somali air force now lying around in destitute while its former officer prostitute themselves to the highest bidder warlord or pirate as mercenaries and planners... when Somalia could use officers like that for a better use in helping rebuild the country.
May 16th, 2009  
rock45
 
Egypt and China do not have Su-25s to give to Somalia. Please provide a source to this claim.
 


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