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Old April 30th, 2019, 02:29 AM
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Default "Zapped" Su-27 in 1990

Hello guys,

I am in the middle of one small research, and I would like Your help to identify something if possible.

https://nara.getarchive.net/media/an...aAmEmrlqBguKrM

Back in summer of 1990, there were two Su-27 Flankers in Seattle. It was the end of the cold war, and It was peaceful tour. Both planes were not the Air force Flankers, but Russian Space program unarmed versions.

So here comes the question:
When Flankers went home from the US they had two stickers - "zaps". I identified one after a lot of research. But there is another one, and I am without hope
Identified decal/sticker/zap is something like funny US ANG bumper sticker...

Those two stickers are lost and forgotten small part of the history. Everybody knows that famous photo with Su-27 and Montana ANG F-16A, but nobody noticed those two stickers. I've managed to identify that ANG bumper sticker because it was on that plane for several years - including few Air shows in Russia. But that round one is removed very early. It could be anything - local US AF unit, maintenance shop, sport club, city barber... who knows. It looks like something grayish/blueish with white area down left and something yellow/red up there.
Apparently, SU-27 got 'zapped' by the guys with the Shackelton who were also visiting, so it could be something RAF related too.

I have some photos from the Air show, but it looks like they received those stickers after the main show event or just hours before they left the scene.

The question is: what is that round sticker on the intake? You could know if You have better pictures in Your museum from that time, or You could know somebody who knows?





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Old May 4th, 2019, 10:44 AM
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Unfortunately the only pics I could find from my old Koku Fan in 10/90' showed both jets as they arrived, pre"zapped". It definitely was acquired in the US though, if that helps as the ANG sticker wasn't on it yet either...good luck!

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Old May 7th, 2019, 04:36 PM
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This is what I've got:


https://www.15min.lt/mokslasit/strai...bJRfls2UC6Gw#_

Check - there is one good picture form USA - no patches

https://www.facebook.com/mick.flynn/...6%3A1555251214

Now check this gallery - scroll scroll... photos from the air show - no patches.



key photo that I found to identify the first patch
https://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt4...06049/sizes/l/
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