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Migs still at Area 51?

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posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 03:17 PM
Does anyone know if there are Migs at Area 51 still, I remember seeing some Migs in Davis Monthan storage area and being told they once operated out of Nevada? I assume Area 51.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 03:33 PM
The US ran a few classified programs aimed at testing some of the migs called have Doughnut and Have Drill. Im not sure what they called the testing of the newer Mig-29's.

I don't think they are testing them anymore at Groom lake, but I do not have hard data to back it up. Plus with allies flying some of thier newest and best technology, no ddoubt we have gotten 411 from them as well.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 03:44 PM
On that new Area 51 hour long show that has been playing on TLC (I believe) lately there were four guys who camped out with camera crews and they filmed a mig and american fighters dog fighting in the early morning hours....pretty cool stuff. They still do fly migs according to this show...

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:02 PM
Yes, they still fly Russian aircraft there, there's at least one Su-27 Flanker there, perhaps 2, Su-22 Fitter, MiG-29 have been seen there as well in the last decade.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:32 PM
i can't think of a logical reason why they'd want to get rid of them even if they were "Done" with them.

maybe kept for refrence?

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 08:01 PM
There's a Fulcrum-A along with a MiG-23M at Goodfellow AFB, Texas.
Also, there is a C model at Nellis AFB on display, as well as one at Wright Patterson.

If I am not mistakened the US has 14 MiG-29Cs and seven MiG-29B/UBs and there are others, some of which are stationed in "remote areas" of the Nellis range... but I don't know any specifics beyond what I have already shared.

Here's the one on display at Nellis - but there are others at Nellis connected with the USAF TTF (Threat Training Facility).

Other aircraft associated with the TTF at Nellis:

Hope this helps...


[edit on 6-3-2005 by intelgurl]

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 08:27 PM
here is an article you might find interesting. No Info on what the situation is today, but does have a mention of Area 51 Migs and Have Donut etc

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 10:08 PM
Good article....kinda a PITA to read but it's a good


posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 03:01 AM
Not an authority on U.S.-held MiGs....however, I have personally viewed several mostly old -21s and -25s that were recovered in Iraq, in 2003, hangared at Wright-Patterson, in out-of-the-way old hangars, largely intact...

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 02:11 PM
Although they are not at "Area 51" ... here are a few more Mig's in the US...

MIG 21 at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Haze building in Virginia

MIG 21 at Wright-Patterson USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio

MIG 23 at Wright-Patterson USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio

MIG 23 at Wright-Patterson USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio

[edit on 7-3-2005 by intelgurl]

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 02:26 PM
They so love them ?
Now I get why they have so strangest leap from f-16 -15 to F-22 ...

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 02:36 PM
Hi All,

Thanks for all your replys, much appreciated.

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 03:30 PM
Recent pictures have been taken of MiG-29's over at Groom Lake.

Saw this on the Discovery Channel, on the exploitation of Area 51.

Shattered OUT...

posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 01:47 PM
I have sat in the Mig 29 and the Mig 27 at the TTF at Nellis AFB back in 2003
Plenty of room in the 29 but a tight squeeze getting into the 27

posted on Mar, 11 2005 @ 11:32 AM
Sorry for the typo- Should of course be Mig 23 not 27.

Still a tight squeeze all the same.

posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 03:42 AM
I would not be at all surprised to discover there still are Russian built aircraft at Groom- they often use them for Red Flag and if they're out of the way, noone knows what they're going to face. Makes sense.

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