Re: Made in China

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Apr 20 2001 - 23:06:46 MDT

At 12:04 PM 4/20/01 EDT, Curt wrote of the comment:

>>They will pay.

>As to keeping the spy plane, seriously, what do
>you expect? The US would do the same if it had stuff to learn from
>their equipment.

Ah, I love the righteous indignation. `The bastards, they've killed Kenny!'
And Curt's comment is no mere conjecture. Doesn't anyone recall the Foxbat?

>On September 6, 1976 a Russian-built military aircraft landed at Japan's
Hakodate Airport. The plane, a
>Mikoyan MIG-25, code-named by NATO the Foxbat, was piloted by Lieutenant
Viktor Belenko, an
>officer of the Soviet Air Force. When Lieutenant Belenko defected to the
West in his Foxbat, U.S. Air
>Force experts got their first close-up took at Russia's first-line fighter
aircraft-and what they saw
>impressed them.

That is, they had its avionics stripped within days.

Damien Broderick

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