MiGs and Eagles


F-15 Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron and two Polish air force MiG-29s, one with a portrait of Poland’s top World War II ace on its tail, are seen from a B-52H Stratofortress during a 2022 bomber task force mission. Weeks later, Poland offered 28 MiG-29s to Ukraine, a deal quickly became bogged down in political crossfire. The Soviet-era MiGs are approaching their fourth decade and while effective in air-to-air operations, present fat targets for integrated air defense systems.