Mike Guardia: Foxbat Tales - The MiG-25 in Combat



BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Military historian and award-winning author Mike Guardia discusses his latest book, “Foxbat Tales: The MiG in Combat.”  Listen or download the podcast on Spreaker.com, YouTube.com, SoundCloud.com. This segment is also part of Day 2 of Big Blend Radio’s “History, Heritage and Culture” Festival where Mike sat in as special guest co-host. Listen to the whole show on BlogTalkRadio.com.

From the Middle East to the Iron Curtain…the definitive combat history of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25.

July 1967: At the Moscow Air Show, the Soviets unveiled six new state-of-the-art aircraft. From among this lineup of new fighters and interceptors stood the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25—purportedly capable of outrunning and outmaneuvering any aircraft in NATO’s inventory.

The reality, however, was that this “interceptor” was a poorly-designed airframe with an over-sized motor. Although it excelled as a reconnaissance aircraft, it fared poorly as a dogfighter – and it was typically the loser when pitted against Western aircraft like the F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle.

From the Sinai Peninsula…to the Soviet-Afghan War…to Operation Desert Storm, Foxbat Tales is the definitive operational and combat history of the MiG-25.

More at www.MikeGuardia.com

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