MiG Killers

How thanks to its only F-4 MiG kill, VF-111 Sundowners became the first fighter unit within the US Navy to claim MiG kills with two different types of aircraft

How thanks to its only F-4 MiG kill, VF-111 Sundowners became the first fighter unit within the US Navy to claim MiG kills with two different types of aircraft

This victory was claimed three-and-a-heft years after 'Sundowner' Lt Tony Nargi had bagged a MiG-21 in an F-8C on Sep.… Read More

10 months ago

Did you know after Robin Olds shot down his Fourth North Vietnamese MiG, he intentionally avoided shooting down a fifth, letting his wingmen take any kills he set up?

USAF F-4 Phantom II pilot Ralph Wetterhahn recalled, “I think Robin Olds could have been a double MiG ace if… Read More

11 months ago

Did you know? On the first day of Desert Storm at least 12 Iraqi Fighters (including 4 MiG-29s) ran away instead of fighting US Navy F-14 Tomcats

The US Navy F-14 Tomcats won the air battle for H-2 without firing a single shot. The F-14 Tomcats of… Read More

1 year ago

THIS PILOT SCORED BOTH THE FIRST U.S. F-16 KILL AND THE FIRST KILL FOR THE AIM-120 AMRAAM

"Someone was going to die within the next two minutes, and it wasn't going to be me or my wingman,"… Read More

1 year ago

Scooter Vs Fresco: the story of the only air-to-air kill scored by an American A-4

The Navy's F-4 and F-8 squadrons were the main `distributors of MiG parts' during the Vietnam War, but Lt Cdr… Read More

1 year ago

The controversial story of the North Vietnamese MiG-17 pilot who punched out when he found his opponent was an F-8 instead of an F-4

Suddenly, the MiG's canopy flew off, followed by the pilot. F-8 pilot Lt. Jerry Tucker watched incredulously as his 'kill'… Read More

1 year ago

USAF F-15C pilot explains how he was able to shoot down an Iraqi MiG 29 without firing a single shot in the only real turning fight of Operation Desert Storm

‘At about two miles I looked once again, but I was no longer thinking about taking a pre-merge shot, so… Read More

1 year ago

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda

The MiGs were so good that in October 1951, they succeeded where the pilots of the Luftwaffe had failed in… Read More

1 year ago

VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers

‘The F-14 had incredible superiority in the turn rate and radius over the Su-22, especially because we flew the F-14A… Read More

1 year ago

The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs

Al-Masry’s jet was then hit by 30mm cannon fire from one of Mirages and exploded, killing the pilot. It was… Read More

1 year ago

Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989

After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were… Read More

2 years ago

Only USAF Wing Commander to record an air-to-air kill during Operation Desert Storm passes away

F-15 Eagle pilot Col. Rick N. downed an SU-7/17, making him the only wing commander to record an aerial victory… Read More

2 years ago

“Spads four – MiGs nothing”: Skyraider MiG Kills Part II

Seldom emphasized about the second Skyraider-MiG encounter of the Vietnam War is the probability that three MiGs were destroyed by… Read More

2 years ago

A-1 Vs MiG-17: Skyraider MiG Kills Part I

Aboard Midway, the Spad's radio report was misunderstood as one of the Spads having been downed. Greathouse finally convinced the… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Roy ‘Outlaw’ Cash, the first US Navy RIO to re-train as a pilot who scored the first MiG kill for the F-4J and VF-33

The MiG kill scored by Cash was the last of Rolling Thunder and the first by an East Coast (Atlantic… Read More

2 years ago

The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21s during the Yom Kippur War

"Seconds later we saw them, two MiGs. Crossover and the two of us engaged them. One MiG disappeared the other… Read More

2 years ago

THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN AERIAL VICTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

Even if Chinese claimed the destruction of the F-4 immediately after the engagement it was not considered politically prudent to… Read More

2 years ago