Re: Foxbats at Groom? - Final Answer

Message posted by Peter Merlin on November 17, 2006 at 13:22:34 PST:

OK, sometimes you just have to go to the source.

According to two Red Hats who served during the 1970s, Belenko's airplane was the first MiG-25 that we had the opportunity to examine. There were definitely no MiG-25s at the Groom Lake test site prior to that time. (I'm not yet convinced there were any later, either.)

Belenko's MiG-25 provided a wealth of valuable data. The Red Hats would have liked to have flown it, but the Japanese government wouldn't allow it. While the airplane remained in Japan, the Red Hats studied every aspect of it from welding techniques to systems function and engine runs.

In Reply to: Re: Foxbats at Groom? posted by Thud on November 17, 2006 at 7:35:49 PST:


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