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Video answers: ‘Mig-25’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. It was flown to Japan because its pilot wanted to defect to the West.
  2. It had a high wing, swept back at 42 degrees, two tail fins and two ventral fins.
  3. One of two materials had to be used; titanium or steel.
  4. Aluminium parts can be fixed with rivets while high tensile steel has to be fixed by welding.
  5. It had to heat resistant and maintain its properties at high temperatures.
  6. It was a reconnaissance version of the fighter.
  7. Water in the fuel froze, almost causing the plane to crash.
  8. The designers enlarged the tail fins to resolve the issue.
  9. During missile launches the plane would sometimes roll on its back and dive steeply.

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Video: ‘Mig-25’

Fly High English - Video

This week’s video describes the Mig-25, the most powerful interceptor in the former USSR. Watch the video to find out more about it.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Why was the Mig-25 flown to Japan in 1976?
  2. What were some of the main design characterises of the Mig-25?
  3. What solutions existed to the extreme temperature experienced by the plane at its maximum speeds?
  4. What’s one of the main differences between fixing aluminium parts and steel parts?
  5. What was different about the fuel for the Mig-25?
  6. What was the first prototype’s purpose?
  7. What was the problem during its maiden flight?
  8. What solution was found to the directional-stability-at-high-speed issue?
  9. What problem was found to occur during missile launches?

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