Offiziere.ch: America’s MiG Air Force

01.08.12

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by DAVID AXE

For at least 35 years the U.S. military has operated Soviet- and Russian-made MiG and Sukhoi jet fighters.

Speaking at an Air Force Association event in Virginia on Tuesday, Jack Manclark, former U.S. Air Force former test director, described overseeing Constant Peg, a once classified program that ran from 1977 to 1988.

When Manclark took over in 1985, the Constant Peg initiative included 26 MiG-21s and MiG-23s acquired through undisclosed channels, Manclark said. Constant Peg’s 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron reportedly once also operated 1960s–vintage MiG-17s from its base in Utah’s Tonopah Test Range.

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2 Responses to “Offiziere.ch: America’s MiG Air Force”

  1. James says:

    You’re missing a colon in your Offiziere link.

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