Air Forces of the National People's Army

aerial warfare branch of East Germany's armed forces

The Air Forces of the National People's Army (German: Luftstreitkräfte der Nationale Volksarmee) was the air force of East Germany. It was a part of the National People's Army, established in 1956.

StructureEdit

1. Luftverteidigungsdivision (1. LVD)Edit

  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 1 "Fritz Schmenke" (HQ Holzdorf)
  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 3 "Wladimir Komarow" (HQ Preschen)
  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 7 "Wilhelm Pieck" (HQ Drewitz)
  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 8 "Hermann Matern" (HQ Marxwald)
  • 41. Fla-Raketenbrigade "Hermann Dunker" (HQ Ladeberg)
  • 51. Fla-Raketenbrigade "Werner Lamberz" (HQ Sprötau)
  • Fla-Raketenregiment 31 "Jaroslaw Dombrowski" (HQ Straßgräbchen)

3. Luftverteidigungsdivision (3. LVD)Edit

  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 2 "Juri Gagarin" (HQ Trollenhagen)
  • Jagdfliegergeschwader 9 "Heinrich Rau" (HQ Peenemünde)
  • 43. Fla-Raketenbrigade "Erich Weinert" (HQ Sanitz)
  • Fla-Raketenregiment 13 "Etkar André" (HQ Parchim)
  • Fla-Raketenregiment 23 "Rudolf Breitscheid" (HQ Stallberg)

EquipmentEdit

Fighter AircraftEdit

  • Mikoyan MiG-21
  • Mikoyan MiG-29
  • Mikoyan MiG-23
  • Mikoyan MiG-23BN
  • Sukhoi Su-22
  • Aero L-39 Albatros

Transport AircraftEdit

  • Antonov An-2
  • Antonov An-26
  • Ilyushin Il-62
  • Tupolev Tu-134
  • Tupolev Tu-154
  • Let L-410 Turbolet
  • Zlín Z 43

HelicoptersEdit

  • Mil Mi-2
  • Mil Mi-8
  • Mil Mi-24
  • Mil Mi-14

Surface-to-Air MissilesEdit

  • S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline)
  • S-75 Wolchow (SA-2 Guideline)
  • S-125 Newa (SA-3 Goa)
  • S-200 Wega (SA-5 Gammon)
  • S-300 (SA-10 Grumble)