Israeli "007" Plane by Mirumoto_Kenjiro

Israeli "007" Plane

Mirumoto_Kenjiro

27 May 2015 at 19:40:56 MDT

Be warned, this part's educational...

In 1966, Iraqi fighter pilot, Munir Redfa, defected across Iraq & Jordan to Israel in a Soviet-made MiG-21F-13 Fishbed. In the process, Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, evacuated Munir's entire family out of Iraq to escape future reprisals by the Iraqi government, as the family are Assyrian Christians and often subject to persecution. After rigorous flight testing, the original plane was handed over to the United States, and a second MiG-21F-13 was repainted 007 and is currently displayed at Hatzerim Air Base.

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