The Soviet Union's MiG-25 was a big, scary, high-speed fighter. That is, until Western governments got their hands on it, thanks to Soviet Flight Lieutenant Viktor Ivanovich Belenko.
Over the past week, NATO aircraft have intercepted a total of 22 Russian aircraft in the Baltic Sea alone. A record 250 intercepts have occurred this year.
The remnants of the former Soviet Union's mighty Red Air Force are featured in this impressive, drone-shot video.
It use to be that seeing a MiG-29 Fulcrum screech across the sky was an unheard of event. Then, communism came to an end, and the elusive fourth-gen fighter suddenly was in the hands of a number of US allies. Slowly but surely, its exposure increased, until videos like this started to pop up. This is Fulcrum Drivers II, the creation of MiG-29 pilots at the Polish Air Force's 22nd Airbase, in Malbork.