Tag: 69 Squadron Hammers
Cold War Era
The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21s during the Yom Kippur WarDario Leone -
"Seconds later we saw them, two MiGs. Crossover and the two of us engaged them. One MiG disappeared the other MiG remained for a 1-vs-2 air combat,” Gur, former Israeli Air Force F-4 crew member. During the Yom Kippur War the Israeli Air Force (IAF) actually faced an Arab coalition, rather than the...
Here are some highlights from Iron Eagle II movie, the largest aviation film ever produced in IsraelDario Leone -
Iron Eagle II air task force included U.S. F-16s (played by the IAF Ramat David based F-16 squadrons) and USSR MiG-29s (mimicked by 69 Squadron's Phantoms). IAI Kfir fighters playing the interceptors of the imaginative Islamic nation Israeli Air Force (IAF) Ramat David Air Base (home of 69 Squadron 'Hammers') transformed into a Hollywood filming site for a few weeks,...
MiG KILLER AND SCHOLAR AT THE SAME TIME: HOW A COLLEGE STUDENT SCORED THE FIRST EVER GUN KILL FOR AN ISRAELI F-4 PHANTOM IIDario Leone -
Three or four times a week Aviem Sella returned from missions over Egypt flying at low altitude over Haifa to inform his lecturers that he would have soon attended their lessons The incredible story of the first gun kill scored by an Israeli Phantom. Acquired by Israel in 1969 the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II quickly became the backbone of the Israeli...