Space Interceptor Patch


Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that both sides considered taking the conflict into space.

The use of spy satellites is well-known, and there were certain aircraft developed to attack satellites such as the MiG-31D “Foxhound” variant. However, the Soviets also looked into a craft that could fight in space the way regular aircraft could dogfight in atmosphere. That aircraft was the MiG-105, nicknamed “Lapot” or “wooden shoe” in Russian based on the fighter’s design.

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