Aviation Photo #2471246 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25RU - India - Air Force

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'Foxbat' was one of the largest fighter aircraft ever built.It served with glory in the Indian Airforce.IAF acquired 8 single seaters (R) and 2 trainers (U).Used for strategic recce , the Foxbat had a field-of-view of a staggering 1100km and only 42 pilots ever qualified to fly it during its tenure from 1981 to 2006.It was flown by 102 Sqn 'Trisonics' and 35 Sqn 'Rapiers'.
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Photo Added: July 11, 2014

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Anonymous
4 years ago
The words "Ayye oyye" come to mind when I look at this aircraft !!
Wonderful photograph of a wonderful aircraft :D
California, USA
1 year ago
42 Pilots meant a ratio of 4:1 pilots per aircraft if the whole complement of ten aircraft were flying. There was no need for any more pilots to qualify for this aircraft which was never going to be used by the IAF in any combat role.. Though at its' speed of Mach3+ it would have been able to go faster than any missile fired at it and even cannon shells.I am told that landing this aircraft was pretty funky...

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