What is a MiG-25?

What is a MiG-25?

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (NATO reporting name “Foxbat”) was a super fast interceptor and reconnaissance/bomber aircraft (its speeds are still not matched today!) designed by the Soviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau. First flown as a prototype in 1964, it entered service in 1970.

 Libyan Air Force version

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft.

One that is among the fastest military aircraft to enter service.

World map of Mikoyan-Gurevich operators

Designed by the Soviet Union’s Mikoyan-Gurevich bureau.

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Moreover, one of the few combat aircraft built primarily using stainless steel.

The last plane the legendary Mikhail Gurevich designed, before his retirement.

Back in the mid-90s, Russia had little or no need for new interceptors. Mikoyan Gurevich and the Russian military aircraft design bureau were designing the MiG-25 and the MiG-31. Both of which are capable of speeds of over Mach 3.2 and 2.83 respectively.

Abandoned, left by Iraqi forces at Al Asad Airbase. It was subsequently destroyed by Americans taking over the base, vandalized and looted. Such wrecks can be found throughout Al Asad.
030706-F-0000C-906 A U.S. military search team uncovers a MiG-25R Foxbat-B from beneath the sands. In Iraq on July 6, 2003. In addition, Su-25 aircraft have been found buried at Al-Taqqadum airfield west of Baghdad. DoD photo Master Sgt. T. Collins, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

When did the MiG 25 End production?

Iraqi version at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in DaytonOhio. Moreover, found buried in Iraq in 2003.

In conclusion, the production of the ended in 1984 after completion of 1,186 aircraft. Lastly, a symbol of the Cold War, she last flew with Soviet allies and former Soviet republics, remaining in limited service in several export customers.

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