page is outdated and in need of an update, however at
this time I can not devote the time needed. It
will have to wait until I have the time to re-work
it. Possibly when I retire. 12-21-20)
The An-2 is not an uncommon site in the skies over Biggs. While it is a big lumbering beast that takes forever to make a circuit of the field, it is also a very capable airframe.
The first two photos show an An-2 serialed 910074 at, this has been reported to be a US Army serial of "91-0074". In fact all of these airframes supposedly have U.S. serial numbers. Though that is somewhat suspect I will use them on this web site. Both of these photos were taken at the El Paso International Airport in the mid 1990s.
The third photo is of "91-6555" at an open house on Biggs in 1997.
The last two photos are of "91-22258", with the first one at the 1999 Amigo Airshow on Biggs and the second at Holloman AFB in 2002.
first two photos show an Mi-24P
variously identified as
"91-22270", "92-2270" and even
"74-22270". No matter what the
serial, it is an attractive paint
scheme. The first photo dates from
1997 and the second from 2004.
The second Hind is an Mi-24D reported to be "88-0616". The two photos are from 1997 and 2003.
with many military aircraft the Hinds sported
nose art at various times. The
first two were carried by 88-0616 in
1997. The quality of the photo is
poor, but the left side artwork is of
the "Tasmanian Devil". 22270
carried a vulture with the name
"Patience" in 1997.
This Ka-32 is marked "00218". I t was on display at the 1999 Amigo Airshow.
All photos are mine.
This is an unofficial page, so all opinions, and statements are my own and should not reflect on anyone else in any manner. (Now is that a good disclaimer, or what?)