Layover Episode: Operation Diamond: The Story of Munir Redfa by whatgoesuppodcast on July 26, 2021 with No Comments Exclusive for Podcrashers: In this Layover Episode for our Podcrasher community, Shelly recounts how an Iraqi pilot absconded to Israel with a MiG-21 – and forever ripped open the secrets of Soviet fighter capabilities for the West during the now infamous Operation Diamond. Listen on Patreon! Sources consulted for this story:Blake Stilwell for The Mighty. The remarkable history of the Russian MiG in under 5 minutesDoron Geller for The Virtual Jewish Library. Israel Military Intelligence: Stealing a Soviet MiGTom Cooper. In 1966, Israeli Intelligence Convinced an Iraqi Pilot to Defect With His MiG-21Author Unknown. When Israel's Mossad Stole A IraqiMig-21: The Story Of Munir RedfaEpisode 11, Season 1, The Good Assassins PodcastCredits: Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios Sound editor: Stephanie Hubka Producer: Adam Hubka Music by: Mike Dunn The MiG-21F-13 — serial number 534 — as it was shown to the international press a few weeks after Redfa flew it to Israel on Aug. 16, 1966. Source: Tom Cooper Collection photo.