One Soviet Defector Shoved Japan Into the Superpower Struggle
On Sept. 6, 1976, a Soviet MiG-25P Foxbat bearing the markings of the 513th Fighter Regiment swooped down onto a small Japanese civilian airport. The top-secret jet narrowly missed a Boeing 727 and landed on the runway, drogue chutes bursting out from its rear. A tire blew out but the... Read more

James Simpson

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Japan-based writer covering Japanese security news and military history.

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