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"Remember That Time Israel Stole a MiG 21?" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

"The Mossad is well known and considered one of the elite intelligence institutions in the world. The organization has accomplished many incredible feats over the years. Applauded by some and despised by others, the Mossad has an impressive track record.

Perhaps one of the most sensitive targets that the Mossad went after was when they decided to "acquire" a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, which was the most advanced fighter plane that the Soviets used at that time.

The Mossad's plans to steal a MIG-21 did not initially go smooth, and they failed a couple of times before succeeding. The first attempt was made in Egypt when the undercover team thought that they had found a pilot that would fly the plane to Israel for the sum of one million dollars…."
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Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 1:25 p.m. PST

No, but I remember the time when Clint stole Firefox.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:26 p.m. PST

The Israelis didn't steal it. The pilot did.

They bought and paid for it. ;-)

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

That would have been risky as It could have been easily shot down whilst over Israeli airspace.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 12:10 p.m. PST



14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

Pilot defected with aircraft & was compensated for his trouble.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

On a separate but similar topic, I have a 1/72 diecast Hobby Master display model of the Red 31 MiG-25 Viktor Belenko defected to Japan in.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2018 12:13 p.m. PST



Virginia Tory18 Sep 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

Interesting, my previous post about the pilot was disappeared for some reason.

Here's more info on Operation Diamond, as it was called.


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