This novel is based on true fact. On monday , september 6th 1976 , a lone Russian pilot stole a Mikoyan MiG 25 aiecraft (NATO Codename ; Foxbat ) from his home Soviet base near Vladivostock , and flew to a civilian airport of Hakodate , in Northern Japan , where he demanded political asylum. This novel is a fictional account of events leading up to this and what happened afterwards.
Used availability for Peter Cave's Foxbat
October 1979 : UK Hardback
1979 : USA Paperback
Author(s): Peter Cave
ISBN: 0-515-04878-X / 978-0-515-04878-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove/HBJ Books
July 1978 : UK Paperback