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.
they really are a rare find!!! I was wondering 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.
Blue 224 is a late model MiG-21. (M or more likely MF)(above) Blue 226 appears to be a MiG-21MF. It seems almost airworthy!
The green-grey camouflaged cargo plane in the background is an Aeritalia G222.
(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.
(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.