Nigeria Airforce Is Selling Off Its MIG-21 Fighter Jets; See Prove
Emerging reports are showing that the Nigeria Airforce might be selling off some of its aging aircraft unit’s services.
Multiple offers of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft have appeared in Trade-A-Plane.com, a platform for connecting buyers & sellers of airplanes, helicopter airplane parts, suggesting that the Nigeria Airforce may be offloading some of its older aircraft.
Some of the Nigeria Airforce aircraft that might be up for sale include is Lockheed C-130 Hercules and MIG-21 fighter jet
However, It was not clear why the MIG-21 aircraft and C-130 Hercules were listed on the online platform known for selling and buying aircraft and their accessories. But indiction showed Nigeria has placed all its remaining twenty Soviet-made MiG-21 Fishbed fighter jet for sale.
The online vendor a Nevada-based Inter Avia Group who posted the MIG-21 is yet to place any price. The vendor is also offering three Nigerian Air Force Lockheed C-130, Hercules, for sale.
The Nigeria Airforce MIG-21 aircraft were ordered during the administration of former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon for the newly formed Nigerian Air Force in the mid-1970s to replace the second hand MiG-17 fighter jets acquired in the late 1960s during the Civil War.
Nigeria Airforce also acquired at least 6 C-130 Hercules between 1975 and 1976.
For years the MiG-21 served as the major fighter jet Operated by the Nigeria Airforce, but these aircraft are gradually been replace with Chengdu F-7 AirGuard fighters from China, new JF-17 Thunder multirole aircraft from Pakistan, and Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America.