AIM-7 Sparrow

The story of Abbas Dowran, the Iranian F-4E pilot who was shot down while trying to conduct a low level attack on Baghdad during the summit of non-aligned nations

The story of Abbas Dowran, the Iranian F-4E pilot who was shot down while trying to conduct a low level attack on Baghdad during the summit of non-aligned nations

The Iraqi air defences lost the track of Dowran’s jet until it entered the zone covered by their low-altitude radars,… Read More

4 years ago

RAF Avro Arrows: The Story of British CF-105 All-Weather Fighters that Never Were

It was on the basis of the CF-105's future potential, more than its then-current design, that it was considered as… Read More

4 years ago

The Story behind this Photo of An F-14 Tomcat Shooting Itself Down while Firing an AIM-7 Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile

One of the most complex parts of the F-14 Tomcat testing were firings of AIM-7 Sparrows from stations on the… Read More

4 years ago

This Iraqi Mirage F.1EQ-5 made an Emergency Landing in Saudi Arabia after being Hit by an AIM-7E Fired by an IRIAF F-14A Tomcat

The Iraqi said that their Mirage F.1EQ-5 was hit by a 'Strela' MANPAD, fired by the IRGC: actually, there was… Read More

5 years ago

The spy planes that Israeli F-4 Phantom fighters were never able to shoot down

The most worrisome MiG-25 reconnaissance flight occurred on Oct. 10, 1971 when a pair of Foxbats flew parallel to the… Read More

6 years ago

Spirit of the Phantom: emotional poem describes the ethos of the mighty F-4

"I am the spirit of the Phantom. My spirit will live long in the minds and hearts of those in… Read More

6 years ago

IRIAF HAS UPGRADED AN F-14 TOMCAT

IRIAF upgraded F-14 Tomcat Iran says it has succeeded in upgrading a Grumman F-14 Tomcat and return it to service.… Read More

6 years ago

HOW F-14 AND F-15 FIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO ACHIEVE (SIMULATED) KILLS AGAINST THE SR-71 MACH 3 SPY PLANE

F-14 and F-15 fighters were able to achieve simulated SR-71 kills, but only under certain conditions During its 24 years… Read More

6 years ago

F-14 TOMCAT Vs F-15 EAGLE: THE AIRCREWS’ PERSPECTIVE

Even if until today a real F-14 Tomcat Vs F-15 Eagle engagement with live weapons fired has never taken place,… Read More

7 years ago

A BLAST FROM THE PAST: FORMER U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR DESCRIBES HIS FAVORITE AIM-9 SIDEWINDER MISSILE LAUNCH

"As a veteran of many missile shots, both AIM-9 and AIM-7, this was the most challenging due to the speeds involved… Read More

7 years ago

INTERESTING PHOTO SHOWS XF3D SKYKNIGHT MAIDEN FLIGHT

While it never achieved the fame of the North American F-86 Sabre, the F3D Skyknight did down several Soviet-built MiG-15s as… Read More

7 years ago

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE CF-18 HORNETS CONDUCT LIVE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE TESTS AT TYNDALL AFB

RCAF CF-18 Hornets at Tyndall AFB As reported by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT HOW THE U.S. AIR FORCE F-15C EAGLES SCORED THE FIRST AERIAL KILLS OF OPERATION DESERT STORM

The F-15C The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force (USAF)… Read More

8 years ago

THRILLING COLD WAR ERA VIDEO FEATURES U.S. AIR FORCE F-4 PHANTOM INTERCEPTORS PERFORMING ZULU ALERT SCRAMBLE

F-4 scramble Taken in a West Germany air base in the 1970s the gorgeous video in this post shows a… Read More

8 years ago

TOMCAT SINGLE-ENGINE CAT SHOT: A LIFE-OR-DEATH EXPERIENCE

The F-14 Tomcat The F-14 Tomcat was a powerful, complex, and demanding aircraft to fly, and those terms applied during… Read More

8 years ago