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The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam War pilot Mitchell Gant on a covert mission into the Soviet Union to steal Firefox. Written by
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The film was made and released five years after its source novel of the same name by Craig Thomas had been first published in 1977. In that 1977 year, a similarly themed and similarly titled film called "Foxbat" [Woo fook (1977)] was released. Many of the characters from the "Firefox" novel and its sequel "Firefox Down" return in the novels "Winter Hawk" (1987) and "A Different War" (1997). See more »
When Gant sets the co-ordinates for home, the display shows C - 70' 42 2, B - 80' 18 0. Firstly it should show 70° 42' 2" and 80° 18' 8" - the first figure in a co-ordinate is degrees, not minutes. A co-ordinate in minutes only makes no sense.
We can assume that the C and B refer to North and East (Severo and Vostok in Russian, but Russian S looks like C, and Russian V looks like B). The co-ordinates 70° 42' 2" N and 80° 18' 8" E are in the permafrost forest about 80 miles from the Kara Sea, which about where Gant may well have been when he downed the enemy Firefox, in which case the error is that he claimed to have set the co-ordinates, whereas the display still shows where he is now.
His nearest US destination would be Clear AFB in Alaska, at 64° 17' 27" N, 149° 10' 48" W, a distance of 2,817 miles, a tight but not impossible run skirting the geographic North Pole, given that it was stated in the film that the Firefox has a 3,000 mile range. A slightly shorter run would be to the NATO base at Thule, Greenland operated by the US 821st Air Base Group. At 76° 31' 52" N, 68° 42' 11" W, the distance is only 2,182 miles, although he remains in Russian airspace longer on this flightpath, and despite his speed, may be vulnerable to Russian ground-to-air defenses. See more »
[a pair of guards show Kontarsky a drawing of Gant in his disguise, and confirm Gant ordered an extra dog patrol]
[looking at the drawing]
Wait - I have seen this man... and he confirmed those same orders to me!
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There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. This has since become a trademark of all Eastwood-directed films. See more »
Dear viewers let me tell you about the Jet Fighter Firefox as well as
Mig-31. For the firs time Scientists have invent anti-radar jet
aircraft body & thought guided weapons system. Before the Mig-31
generally a Jet pilot needed to locked on the target & then through its
weapon usually missiles. But the Mig-31 is 5/6 seconds advanced. Its
pilot does not need to aim the target before the firing, which he can
guide the missile (after firing) by the thought impulse without any
sort of physical activity. It has also the speed of 6 Mac (6 times than
sound), which is near about 4500 miles/hour. Because its Turmansky
Turbo Jet can create 50000 pounds pressure/second in the air. This film
showed the secret project took place at Bilyarosk, which is 600 miles
east of Moscow. The pilot acted by Clint Eastwood reached Bilyarosk,
taking off the Mig-31, make the civilian plane's pilot simply stunned &
also made diversion (at first the Soviets thought he was going to
south) by turning north at the Mountain area of Orosk, Ural. It only I
would say weakly detected by the infrared (hit searcher) radar. But the
former USSR's proud of its naval flit missile cruiser Riga simply
failed to destroy it. Because the Mig-31 has the capability of firing
decoy heat source from the back of its tail unit. That decoy was the
writer & director has made the trick to win the US pilot against that
second prototype Mig-31. I must gratitude to the MBC 2. Thanks to the
writer & director to make a such an excellent film that a smart person
enters the one time the world's most forbidden iron part & steals their
best jet aircraft.
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