This MiG-21 was filmed under brilliant sunset lighting as it snaked its way through its bombing run. Then, just as it released its payload, an anti-aircraft shell comes streaking by, below the attacking Fishbed.


If the pilot saw that supersonic glowing grapfruit rip by his aircraft at such an inopportune time, he probably had some wobbly legs getting out of the cockpit after landing.

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

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