The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Six: Why Soviet Air-To-Air Weapons Supplied to Arab Air Forces were Useless Junk

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Six: Why...

If US experiences from deploying early AIM-9B/Es/Js, and AIM-7E/E2 Sparrows over North Vietnam were ‘negative’, those of not only the Arab...
Super Hornet has an Edge over Eurofighter in Germany’s Competition to Replace the Tornado

Super Hornet has an Edge over Eurofighter in Germany’s Competition to Replace the Tornado

In January 2019, Germany defense officials eliminated the F-35 from the competition because picking an American plane would weaken the case...
Spangdahlem F-16 Crashes, Pilots Ejects Safely

Spangdahlem F-16 Crashes, Pilots Ejects Safely

The F-16 crashed at about 3 p.m. near Zemmer, western Germany, during a routine training sortie. On Oct....
Engaging MiG-23 Fighters and Buzzing Mi-2 Helicopters: Two unknown Tomcat Stories Told by a Former US Naval Aviator who flew the Mighty F-14 Over the Gulf of Sidra

Engaging MiG-23 Fighters and Buzzing Helicopters: Unknown Tomcat Stories Told by a Retired Vice...

"I am pretty sure that was a frightful sight for those in the Mi-2 helicopter to see two Tomcats with wings...
F-35A Student Pilot Saves his Jet During In-Flight Computer Failure

F-35A Student Pilot Saves his Jet During In-Flight Computer Failure

The computer that failed in Capt. Robert Larson’s F-35A controls oxygen, pressurization, and some parts of communication. The landing gear could...
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile scored the first ever successful shoot-down of an aircraft

60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile Scored the First Ever Successful Shoot-Down of...

On Oct. 7, 1959 an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile was fired by China’s People's Liberation Army 2nd surface-to-air missile battalion and...
Listen to Collings Foundation B-25 Crew Giving an Emotional Salute to their Fallen B-17 Nine-O-Nine Brothers

Listen to Collings Foundation B-25 Crew Giving an Emotional Salute to their Fallen B-17...

“We gotta leave behind two of our friend: Mac and Mike, and our brothers – our brothers and fellow crew. Also...
Allied Heavies Vs German Flak: why Allied Bombers Never Defeated Nazi’s Flakwaffe

Allied Heavies Vs German Flak: why Allied Bombers Never Defeated Nazi’s Flakwaffe

During 1944 the percentage of allied bombers lost to or damaged by enemy fighters declined sharply, while the percentage damaged by...
BAE Systems Delivers Final Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Air Force

BAE Systems Delivers Final Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Air Force

BAE Systems has delivered the last Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Air Force. The company’s production facility in Warton, Lancashire will...
That Time two Su-27 Fighters Forced to Land an Irish-Flown Estonian-Registered L-29 Trainer Flying an Alleged Spy Mission over Russia

That Time two Su-27 Fighters Forced to Land an Irish-Flown Estonian-Registered L-29 Trainer Flying...

On receiving orders to force the intruder down at Neevenskoye AB Pilot 1st Class Capt. Andrey N. Oleynik rocked his wings,...