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MIG-25PD Foxbat 5th Aerial Squadron , Syrian AAF, Tiyaz AB, 1985 

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MIG-25PD Foxbat 5th Aerial Squadron , Syrian AAF, Tiyaz AB, 1985

Historical Note:


The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft that was among the fastest military aircraft to enter service. It was designed by the Soviet Union's Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau and is one of the few combat aircraft built primarily using stainless steel. It was the last plane designed by Mikhail Gurevich before his retirement. The first prototype flew in 1964, and the aircraft entered service in 1970. It has an operational top speed of Mach 2.83 (Mach 3.2 is possible but at risk of significant damage to the engines) and features a powerful radar and four air-to-air missiles. When first seen in reconnaissance photography, the large wing suggested an enormous and highly maneuverable fighter, at a time when U.S. design theories were also evolving towards higher maneuverability due to combat performance in the Vietnam War. The appearance of the MiG-25 sparked serious concern in the West and prompted dramatic increases in performance for the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle then under development in the late 1960s. The capabilities of the MiG-25 were better understood in 1976 when Soviet pilot Viktor Belenko defected in a MiG-25 to the United States via Japan. It turned out that the aircraft's weight necessitated its large wings. Production of the MiG-25 series ended in 1984 after completion of 1,186 aircraft. A symbol of the Cold War, the MiG-25 flew with Soviet allies and former Soviet republics, remaining in limited service in several export customers. It is one of the highest-flying military aircraft, one of the fastest serially produced interceptor aircraft, and the second-fastest serially produced aircraft after the SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft that was built in very small series compared to the MiG-25. As of 2018, the MiG-25 remains the fastest manned serially produced aircraft in operational use and the fastest plane that was offered for supersonic flights and edge-of-space flights to civilian customers.

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Product Videos

MIG-25 Foxbat - Full Flight To The Edge Of Space (37:24)
The MIG-25 is (was) one of the most powerful jets in the world. Equipped with 68,000 hp, the jet was able to reach very high altitudes to intercept high flying aircraft. We have flown from 2000 to 2006 with our customers to the edge of space. This is a full flight video what shows a complete flight to high above! Max velocity during the flight was MACH 2.4, max altitude what we reached was 92,250 feet (28,1 km) above ground. In 2020, we edited some footage from our MIG-25 "Legacy" flights in 2004 and 2005 and brought them to life in much better quality: MIG-25 Legacy 2004 - A Flight to the Edge of Space: https://youtu.be/n1zlqbSa5jU MIG-25 Legacy 2005 - High Flight: https://youtu.be/TjObv_AeoRM And in regards to technical and historical things, what is always discussed here: Data about the altitude world-record flight of MIG-25 (choose "altitude" in the drop-down menu): http://www.fai.org/record-powered-aeroplanes Good sources of MIG-25 "Foxbat": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-25 MIG-25 vs. SR71: http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/mig25.html Good sources of SR71 "Blackbird": http://www.u2sr71patches.co.uk/sr71performance.htm http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/history/pastprojects/SR71/index.html#.Ui7Re3_LJ8E http://www.blackbirds.net/bbirdm&f.html http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/sr-71~1.htm http://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/
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