• Short Summary

    The Polish Air Force has acquired its first Soviet-built MIG-25 fighter planes.

    SYNOPSIS: The new MIGs,?

  • Description

    The Polish Air Force has acquired its first Soviet-built MIG-25 fighter planes.

    SYNOPSIS: The new MIGs, or Foxbats, as they are called in the West, will be attached to the first Polish, or "Warsaw" Squadron. This squadron was founded, inside the Soviet Union, in May 1943. Poland's Air Force already has more than seven hundred combat aircraft. On hand to inspect the new planes at the airfield some forty kilometres (25 miles) east south east of Warsaw was the first Polish man in space, Astronaut GERMASZEWSKI.

    The Polish Air Force already has three hundred and forty MIG-21s, as well as other models of the Soviet fighter series. But this is the first time Poland will deploy the new MIG-25. The Soviet Union first began developing the MIG-25 to counter the threat posed by the United States Air Force's Mach 3 B-70 bombers.

    The prototype of the MIG-25 was first flown in April, 1965, when the Soviet Union claimed that it had set a new speed record of two thousand three hundred and twenty kilometres per hour (1,441.5 miles per hour).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEE7LQDDOOBBKEDDQV6M489Q30
    Media URN:
    VLVAEE7LQDDOOBBKEDDQV6M489Q30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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