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Buried MiG-25 Foxbat Jet



While searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, US Forces found some pretty interesting things in the desert, like this MiG-25 Foxbat interceptor. It was hidden underground with its wings removed. Military personnel dug it up by hand in 2003 and transported the jet to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for examination. Eventually, it will go on display to the public. Read the story of this reclamation project, and see more pictures at Urban Ghosts. Link

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@Bill and Jolly, Wright-Patterson has an awesome museum attached to it with some very unique planes. I imagine a mint condition looking M-25 was too good for them to pass up. I think they just expanded as well, so maybe they are looking to occupy space. It is worth a visit.
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@Bill and it wasn't like they hadn't seen a few Mig25s before. I think it got transported to the US for potential propaganda purposed. Basically on the grounds that it was the nearest thing to WMD that they could find. "OK so we didn't find any WMD, but we did find this MiG25 (mutters) that everybody knew they had anyway."
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Our tax dollars at work (in 2003)...they had to transport it to the US for examination? It was at least 20 years old by then and pretty much obsolete.
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