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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2017 2:18 p.m. PST

… Of Munir Redfa.

"This happened in 1966. Another Israeli conflict with the Arabs was imminent. What worried the Israelis was that the Arabs had received the new Mig 21 fighter from Russia. Not even the US knew anything about the new threat in the sky. Israel had to lay its hands on a Mig 21. This is the story of Munir Redfa, an Iraqi Christian fighter pilot, who was enticed by the Mossad to fly his Mig 21 to Israel…"
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Ghecko01 Feb 2017 6:58 p.m. PST

Yes, saw a doco on this a while back. Very sneaky indeed.

Mako11 Inactive Member04 Feb 2017 11:50 p.m. PST

Brilliant!

Didn't realize they got defectors too.

Windward17 Feb 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

The MiG itself is on display at the Dulles Air & Space. The old Have Donut bird.

Windward17 Feb 2017 5:24 p.m. PST

That is Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

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