These MiGs Were Used As USAF Fighter Stand-Ins For James Bond SPECTRE

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A gaggle of Hungarian Air Force MiG-23s and MiG-21s located at Budaors Airfield were painted and had prosthetics attached to them so that they would look like USAF fighters. This fighter masquerade of sorts was for the production of James Bond SPECTRE which will be released this November.

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Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for Jalopnik.com You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address Tyler@Jalopnik.com

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I’m not sure I understand this... why create physical mockups of planes that are clearly not USAF, when you could do digital facsimiles in post production that would look 100% real?