The Problems with the MiG-29 Fighter Jet

Decades ago, the MiG-25 “Foxbat” scared the west a lot. When it was first uncovered, military planners thought they were looking at an air superiority fighter. They were convinced that those wing designs were meant for agility, and to add to the horrors it could streak at Mach 3. But after a Soviet pilot defected with a fully functional jet later in the Cold War, it was revealed that the Foxbat was a less agile interceptor, and not for air superiority. It was still an amazing piece of hardware, yet the plane could render its engine inoperable when it zoomed at Mach 3.