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RB-47H shot down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the Barents Sea

RB-47H shot down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the...

On the turn the MiG-19 broke away from the RB-47H before swinging back to attack with cannon fire. Two firing passes were made and the aircraft was shot down...During the second half of 1955...
APG-83 integrated onto USMC F/A-18C

APG-83 integrated onto USMC F/A-18C

The APG-83 is a multifunction AESA fire control radar that delivers fifth-generation fighter capabilities to counter and defeat increasingly sophisticated threatsNorthrop Grumman has performed a successful integration of its APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar...
Tomcats 2-Fitters 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi's Su-22s over the Gulf of Sidra on Aug. 19, 1981

Tomcats 2-Fitters 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi’s Su-22s over...

Kleemann waited about 5 seconds for the Libyan to clear the sun, then pulled the triggerThe following article titled Sudden Victory, The Gulf of Sidra Incident of August 1981 and written by LCdr. Joseph...
New video shows C-5M Super Galaxy landing with nose gear up at Joint Base San Antonio-Lacklandvideo

New video shows C-5M Super Galaxy landing with nose gear up at Joint Base...

A new video of the C-5M nose gear up landing that took place on Mar. 15, 2018 has eventually emergedOn Mar. 15, 2018 a C-5M assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing landed with its nose gear up at...
T-38 jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma; pilot ejected safely.

T-38 jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma; pilot ejected safely.

At the time of the accident, the T-38 was performing a training mission. One instructor pilot was on board and safely ejected.A U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-38 Talon stationed at Vance Air Force Base...
Phantom Girl!: the story of Penny Wild, the fighter controller who became the RAF's only female Phantom driver

Phantom Girl!: the story of Penny Wild, the fighter controller who became the RAF’s...

Penny Wild found the lightness of the hydraulically-operated controls to be a little unnerving at first but soon, when the two aircraft split for practice interceptions, she was exhilarated to think that this was no...
388th FW fires F-35A's GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon for the first time in operational training

388th FW fires F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon for the first time in...

The F-35A’s GAU-22/A 25 mm internal cannon allows the aircraft to maintain stealth against air adversaries as well as fire more accurately on ground targetsPilots from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron were...
Stealth Vs Stealth: U.S. F-22s dogfight against Norwegian F-35s

Stealth Vs Stealth: U.S. F-22s dogfight against Norwegian F-35s

“The F-22 is a very formidable opponent,” Royal Norwegian Air Force Major Morten HancheTwo F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron flew to Orland Air Base, Norway, Aug. 15, for a one-day exercise with Norwegian...
Boeing receives contract to convert 11 F/A-18E/Fs into Blue Angel configuration

Boeing receives contract to convert 11 F/A-18E/Fs into Blue Angel configuration

Starting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshowsStarting from 2022, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be flying the F/A-18E during airshows. Boeing has received a $17...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress

Trump blocks F-35 transfer to Turkey, deepening rift with NATO ally 

The sale of the F-35 to Turkey is particularly controversial, because Ankara also plans to purchase the sophisticated Russian-built S-400 missile systemOn Aug. 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a...