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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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