This ill-fated MiG-25 Foxbat is one of the numerous fighters of the Iraqi Air Force that never even got airborne during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Liberally daubed in graffiti by coalition troops, the forward fuselage of this twin-seat training variant has broken away from the rest of the jet. It’s unclear whether it was hit by a bomb or was destroyed prior to the invasion. Another battered addition to the growing aircraft graveyards littering Iraqi airbases, this MiG-25 fared significantly worse than some of its Soviet-built counterparts.
Above is another destroyed MiG-25 that doesn’t look beyond restoration (admittedly not to flying condition) compared to one above. Don’t miss more impressive plane graveyards here.