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Submitted by Wayne Wagner (United States), Aug 29, 2007 at 00:25

This is NOT news. In the 1980s book MiG Pilot the interrogators of the defecting Russian pilot Victor Belenko discuss with him these flyovers: one Russian was so frightened and flew so fast over the target that the plane's engines started accelerating out of control, pushing the plane beyond its design limit to Mach 3.2. The pilot was lucky to land in one piece.

I discussed in the previous thread a few months ago the excerpt from Suvorov's The Liberators: he described how every officer in the Soviet Army in the summer of '67 considered the approaching war with Israel a certain victory in the Soviet cause. (They did not know why it was fought, save to aid "brotherly Arabs".) Soviet military training, both before and after 1967, did not allow for a counterattack that began before the initial assault. Pre-emption, aided by the institutional inflexibility of Soviet offensive war planning, was why Israel won.

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