Firefox

Firefox

Firefox 1982

The Soviets have developed the MiG-31 – a fighter that flies at 6 times the speed of sound, is invulnerable to radar, and worst of all – has a lethally sophisticated weapons system that the pilot can control through thought impulses. As soon as the pilot detects a threat – either visually or on a scope – his thought impulses will direct a missile to that threat, without so much as pushing a button. Mass production of the MiG-31 will give the Russians a huge advantage. Vietnam veteran Mitchell Gant, a former USAF ace pilot, is smuggled into the USSR to infiltrate the Russian airbase at Bilyarsk, where the Firefox/MiG-31 is being finished, and STEAL THE FIREFOX! Gant manages to overpower Col. Voskov – the Russian test pilot – and steal the aircraft, just as the USSR’s First Secretary arrives at the base. Now Gant will run the gauntlet of Russian defenses – land-based missiles, naval warships, and helicopters – and reach a refueling point from a US Navy submarine. But the Russians still have a trump card – a prototype MiG-31 – and they send it up in pursuit of Gant after he completes refueling! What follows is a harrowing, cat-and-mouse chase across the ice floes of the Arctic. Who will survive?

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