Re: Foxbats at Groom?

Message posted by Peter Merlin on November 16, 2006 at 8:42:08 PST:

I was told they had to learn everything they could about Belenko's MiG without flying it. It worked out because they mostly needed information about the engines.

They conducted engine runs and disassembled the airplane to study the various systems and structures. They wouldn't have had to do that if they already had a MiG-25 at Area 51. The MiGs arrived at the test site as disassembled airframes. Part of the process of evaluating each MiG involved studying the construction methods, markings, and systems before and during reassembly.

In Reply to: Re: Foxbats at Groom? posted by Thud on November 16, 2006 at 7:44:00 PST:


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