'We didn't know what 90 percent of the switches did'
August 11, 2012 11:55 PM Subscribe
posted by the man of twists and turns (36 comments total)
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, the United States Air Force declassified part of one of
its secret programs: Constant Peg
, the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron, which flew MiGs.
(autoplaying audio interview) was an extension of the 'Have' prgrams
, whose aim was to determine the capabilities and weaknesses of Soviet aircraft. They were known
as the 'Red Eagles,'
and flew out of Tonopah, NV
and the infamous Groom Lake Test Bed
(all previously on MetaFilter). The purpose of the 4477th was to enable American pilots to 'kill a MiG on the first meeting.' There is much speculation about what, exactly
, is out there in the Nevada desert.