Eye-Catching AFB: TALDY KURGAN (Kazakhstan) & ASHKHABAD (Turkmenistan)

More and more Eye-Catching AFB's can be found while navigating GE. This time, moving to east to the former Soviet republics; the 604th AFB Taldy Kurgan which is located in the middle of the eastern Almaty province in Kazakhstan.

Around 100 MiG-27s are stored in this base those were forming the 129th fighter-bomber regiment together with the Su-27 fleet.

To the south, to Turkmenistan and in the suburbs of the capital Ashkhabad, Bezmein AFB which contains various phased-out aircrafts.

Turkmenistan should open the AFB for public as it contains most of Jet-era aircrafts served in this territory such as MiG-21, 23, 25, 27 Su-7, 17, 25 in addition to gunships and some trainer jets.
Above 2 Sukhois: the closer is Su-17 while the further looks Su-7..!?!?

An old photo shows stored MiG-25PDs beside HASs before they were towed and gathered else where in this base as shown in the map above. 

If you have a glance on Turkmenistan bases you'll find out that they contains 100's of phased out aircrafts, seems that every base has its own storage area.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any photo for phased-out / stored MiG-23, 27's in Kizyl Arvat AFB located around 220kms to the northern east of Ashkhadab city which is considered the biggest storage base in Turkmenistan.


  1. hiya!

    two of my favourite bases! ill link to a photo from zizyl arvat later :-)

  2. Spongefob, i'll be awaiting your links
    Thx in advance

  3. hiya



    mig-25 that was given turkmen markings in russian profile drawing; 90% sure it never repainted and flown in turkmen markings



  4. Thx Spongefob, do you have photos showing mass numbers of these migs?

  5. sadly no, i really wish i did! but my google hunting is always continuing