February 06, 2005

Sunday Aircraft Cheesecake (MiG 25 Foxbat)

I know it's a stretch, but I'm trying to make tonight's cheesecake relevant to the Super Bowl winner.

It would have been relatively easy if Philadelphia had won, since I could have posted an F-15 Eagle. But no aircraft seems to have been nicknamed the "Patriot" so the link between the plane and team nicknames has to be more tenuous.

Here goes: the Patriots' home field is in Foxboro, Massachusetts. "Foxbat" is vaguely reminiscent of "Foxboro." Thus, as a tribute to an American football team named the Patriots, I give you a Soviet-era fighter, the MiG-25 Foxbat:



Posted by JohnL at February 6, 2005 09:40 PM

That was flashback city John. Nice pics.

Posted by: Eric at February 9, 2005 02:03 AM

I'm amazed that these 60s-vintage planes still fly. In fact, Space Adventures sells seats on them. They fly at Mach 2.5 and go as high as 80,000 feet -- a poor man's SpaceShipOne, if you will.

Posted by: JohnL at February 9, 2005 09:22 AM
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