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Commemorating the MiG Fighter's 70th Anniversary


It's the 70th Anniversary of the MiG fighter jet, the pinnacle of Soviet military technology and longtime inspiration to Hollywood filmmakers.

The fictional MiG-28 personified the Soviet Evil Empire in the 1986 classic Top Gun's climactic dogfight scene.

For a more realistic look at the Mikoayn Gurevich fighters, check out this slideshow from the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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