American aircraft could not surpass the MiG-25 interceptor even after half a century

Military experts said that the aircraft of the United States Air Force (Air Force) for half a century could not surpass

Soviet interceptor MiG-25 in speed.

The material was published by PolitRussia.The authors recalled that at the end of the 1960s, the MiG-25 set several world records at once - in flight altitude and in speed among combat aircraft. This aircraft is capable of moving at speeds in excess of Mach 3.2.

Against the backdrop of the successes of the Soviet interceptor, the United States began to create its own based on the SR-71. This aircraft, which was supposed to be called the F-12, was never received by the American army.

The authors concluded that due to the cancellationthe F-12 program of the USSR has pulled out far ahead in terms of the capabilities of its interceptors. No one has yet been able to create a combat aircraft that could surpass the record of the Soviet MiG-25 in speed.

Source: PolitRussia