MiG-25 Foxbat

SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird

SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird

The MiG-25 Foxbat In the late 1960s, the USSR revealed the existence of the aircraft that appeared to be the… Read More

5 months ago

The F-15 that climbed faster than the Saturn V moon rocket: the story of the F-15 Streak Eagle

The F-15 Eagle The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather fighter designed to gain and maintain air supremacy. As the first… Read More

5 months ago

Here’s how this Viper pilot scored both the First US F-16 Kill and the First Kill for the AIM-120 AMRAAM

Operation Southern Watch On Aug.26, 1992, US President George H. W. Bush announced a no-fly zone over southern Iraq in… Read More

6 months ago

Viktor Belenko, Who Defected to the West in a MiG-25 Foxbat Jet Fighter, has passed away

Viktor Belenko Viktor Belenko, the former Soviet Air Defence Forces pilot who defected to the West in 1976 in a… Read More

7 months ago

Iraqi Air Force fighter jets were buried in the desert by Saddam Hussein before Operation Iraqi Freedom started. Here’s why.

No Iraqi Air Force opposition during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On Mar. 20, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) began with preemptive… Read More

8 months ago

Did you know the defection of Viktor Belenko inspired Clint Eastwood’s Firefox?

The MiG-25 Foxbat The Soviet MiG-25 (NATO code-name "Foxbat") was a high-speed interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft entered service… Read More

10 months ago

These photos of Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 buzzing Hakodate rooftops prove that reaching Japan was easy but landing the Foxbat was difficult. Here’s why.

For Senior Lieutenant Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat reaching Japan proved to be the easy part, as touching down on… Read More

10 months ago

Tomcat Vs Foxbat: when US Navy F-14s outmanoeuvred Gaddafi’s MiG-25s over the Gulf of Sidra

Although MiG-25 Foxbats are not particularly manoeuvrable aircraft, their aggressive manoeuvring during approach, ‘painting’ of US Navy aircraft with their… Read More

11 months ago

Here’s why Soviets never developed their own SR-71 and why the MiG-25 Foxbat was never as fast as the Blackbird

The Soviets did not have the technology to make blades that could tolerate as high temperatures as the J58 turbine.… Read More

1 year ago

30 Years Ago Today, this Fighter Pilot scored both the First US F-16 Kill and the First Kill for the AIM-120 AMRAAM

“I saw three separate detonations, the nose and left wing broke instantly, and the tail section continued into the main… Read More

1 year ago

Check out these pictures of Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat buzzing Hakodate rooftops before landing at the city’s international airport

Soviet Lt. Viktor Belenko became an instant celebrity when he successfully defected to the West by flying his Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why Iraqi MiGs posed a serious threat to USAF F-15C Eagles during Operation Southern Watch

A MiG-25 'Foxbat' which flew into the no-fly zone at Mach 2.5 and headed directly for a high-value asset, created… Read More

2 years ago

First American F-16 MiG killer gets Desert Camouflage paint scheme similar to that of the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War

This ‘What if’ design pulls cues from the Desert Camouflage Uniform worn during the first Gulf War, and a similar… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know? On the first day of Desert Storm at least 12 Iraqi Fighters (including 4 MiG-29s) ran away instead of fighting US Navy F-14 Tomcats

The US Navy F-14 Tomcats won the air battle for H-2 without firing a single shot. The F-14 Tomcats of… Read More

2 years ago

How the F-15 Streak Eagle broke eight Time-to-Climb World Records

The F-15 Streak Eagle purpose was to establish new time-to-climb records, improving those held by the F-4 and MiG-25 Developed… Read More

2 years ago

THIS PILOT SCORED BOTH THE FIRST U.S. F-16 KILL AND THE FIRST KILL FOR THE AIM-120 AMRAAM

"Someone was going to die within the next two minutes, and it wasn't going to be me or my wingman,"… Read More

2 years ago