Back to the previous post of SyAAF MiG-23ML; and looking at the above photo showing Su-27's and few L-39 Albatroses, we can generate a preliminary layout for the area, starting from the segmented shield adjacent to a higher and bigger bldg. in the background to the hanger where aircraft are being painted.
I spent hours on GE searching and checking base by base for where this overhaul/repair might took place in, I found out the following:
- Uzbekistan: for sure it's not the targeted place, as no airfield has the same configuration.
- Kazakhstan: also no airfield can be that place.
- Belarus: most airfields' images are not clear, moreover most of them look abandoned, the only interesting airbase was Baranavicy where 32 MiG-23 were stored as shown above (the first image dated May.2003 while the second is Oct.2005 both shows the same quantity of MiG-23's but moved from place to another); I can't assure that these are the same MiG's delivered to Syria.
Ukraine: the most famous country in repairing and overhauling the eastern europe aircrafts, the above map shows the most important military airfields indicated in Yellow, the Red pins indicate the most important repair facilities.
Checking one by one made me exclude Lviv, Odessa, Zaporizhia and others, I may focus and pay more attention to Chuguev...the famous facility for L-39 which appears everywhere in these images.
An airial photo for Chuguev airfield with red circle indicates where - in my opinion - the event took place near the lines of stored aircrafts, unfortunately the Google Earth image is still blur.
With your help I think we may reveal two facts: the first is that MiG-23ML with SyAAF roundle is not the one imported from Belarus...it was from the Syrian fleet, the other fact is the place of overhauling.
Special thanks to "Spongefob" & "SyAAF SIG" for their great and precious additions.