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Old 01-29-2004, 06:01 PM
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Question Russian MiG-25 Foxbat....was found buried?

A friend sent me this email with photos attached. Is this for real?


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The Iraqi jet, an advanced Russian MiG-25 Foxbat, was found buried in the sand after an informant tipped off U.S. troops.

The MiG was dug out of a massive sand dune near the Al Taqqadum airfield by U.S. Air Force recovery teams. The MiG was reportedly one of over two dozen Iraqi jets buried in the sand, like hidden treasure, waiting to be recovered at a later date.

Contrary to what some in the major media have reported, not all the jets found were from the Gulf War era.

The Russian-made MiG-25 Foxbat being recovered by U.S. Air Force troops in the photos is an advanced reconnaissance version never before seen in the West and is equipped with sophisticated electronic warfare devices.

U.S. Air Force recovery teams had to use large earth-moving equipment to uncover the MiG, which is over 70 feet long and weighs nearly 25 tons.

The Foxbat is known to be one of Iraq's top jet fighters. The advanced electronic reconnaissance version found by the U.S. Air Force is currently in service with the Russian air force. The MiG is capable of flying at speeds of over 2,000 miles an hour, or three times the speed of sound, and at altitudes of over 75,000 feet.

The recovery of the advanced MiG fighter is considered to be an intelligence coup by the U.S. Air Force.. The Foxbat may also be equipped with advanced Russian- and French-made electronics that were sold to Iraq during the 1990s in violation of a U..N. ban on arms sales to Baghdad.

The buried aircraft at Al Taqqadum were covered in camouflage netting, sealed and, in many cases, had their wings removed before being buried more than 10 feet beneath the Iraqi desert.

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The discovery of the buried Iraqi jet fighters illustrates the problem faced by U.S. inspection teams searching Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. Iraq is larger in size than California, and the massive deserts south and west of Baghdad were used by Saddam Hussein to hide weapons during the first Gulf war.

U.S. intelligence sources have already uncovered several mass grave burial sites in the open deserts with an estimated 10,000 dead hidden there. In addition, Iraq previously hid SCUD missiles, chemical weapons and biological warheads by burying them under the desert sand.

U.N. inspection teams found the weapons in the early 1990s after detailed information of the exact locations was obtained.

Top U.S. weapons inspector Dr. David Kay is known to favor human intelligence as the primary means to find Iraq's hidden treasure trove of weapons and secrets.

While there are rumors of Iraqi chemical and biological weapons being shipped to nearby Syria, the weapons may very well still remain inside Iraq buried under the vast desert wastelands.

Some critics of the Bush administration have claimed that the inability of U.S.. forces to uncover weapons of mass destruction is proof that the president misled the nation into the war with Iraq.

However, in recent days the critics have fallen silent as word quietly leaked from Iraq that major discoveries have already been made and are now being documented completely. Bush administration officials are keeping any such discoveries secret for the moment.





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http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.co...5/story019.htm

Looks to be paritally true, In one picture you can see a building in the background and the mig 25 is about as state of the art as a F-4f Phantom would be. They are the same vintage and the first B model came about it the late 60's. Not to say it hasn't been upgraded but it is an old plane.
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I saw those too. Pretty amazing and I wouldn't doubt it to be real. Those sneaky bastards
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yeah... the Mig 25 is about on par with a F4 phantom... except the phantom came from the late 50's and the foxbat is ten years later. So much for Soviet weaponry.
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the mig 25 was built to intercept our sr71 blackbird during the cold war, the first versions used vacuum tubes on their board's and old school electronics, they have updated them over the years, just like we do our planes, the mig 25 can fly faster than our F15, F22, F14,F16, are anything else but the black bird, it held the time to climb record for a long time, only getting beat by a slight bit by our streak eagle which was a stripped down f15, they even took the paint off the f15 to save weight to try to beat the mig 25, the newest version mig 25 has look down shoot down radar, point shoot and forget guidance, can lock on 12 different targets at the same time , and if that is not good enough for you take a look at the improved version of the su27, this is there new super fighter just put on the ready line 4 months ago, I hate to say it but it is better than the jets we fly today, with the exception of maybe the raptor, the russians can build some nice fighter jets, i have watched a few of them at air shows over the years, no telling what they will find under the sand in Iraq,
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They found that on a cali beach I heard by an AARP guy with a metal detector!
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I bet Chuck Norris could have just fired it up and flew it out of the ground. Seen him do it before.
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There was a show on Discovery channel or History channel or whatever a few months ago about this. It's true. Nothing fictional about the story.

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of course if it was on tv is HAS to be true

especially on the bush propaganda network
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of course if it was on tv is HAS to be true

especially on the bush propaganda networks
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