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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

This Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat was dug out of a massive sand dune near the Al Taqqadum airfield by U.S. Air Force recovery teams.

This particular Russian made MiG-25 Foxbat is an advanced reconnaissance version equipped with sophisticated electronic warfare devices found buried in the sand after an informant tipped off U.S. troops.


The plane is over 70 feet long and weighs nearly 25 tons and is capable of flying at speeds of over 2,000 miles an hour or roughly three times the speed of sound at altitudes of over 75,000 feet.

The aircraft buried 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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