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The Incredible Story of the Iranian F-14 Pilot that Safely RTB...

"I fired one AIM-9 at very close range, and when my missile hit the MiG, it blew up into a massive fireball almost immediately...

Spirit of the Phantom: emotional poem describes the ethos of the...

"I am the spirit of the Phantom. My spirit will live long in the minds and hearts of those in whom I have captured...

IRIAF HAS UPGRADED AN F-14 TOMCAT

The process to upgrade the F-14 fighter jet began in February 2017. The Tomcat has now joined Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14's...

THE UNKNOWN STORY OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN AERIAL VICTORY OF...

Even if Chinese claimed the destruction of the F-4 immediately after the engagement it was not considered politically prudent to counterclaim a MiG-17 and...

[UPDATED] THE STORY OF A TENSE CAP FLOWN BY TWO ROYAL...

The Sea Harrier was dubbed by Argentine pilots “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death) because of its Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme which...

THE STORY OF THE LAST GUNS-ONLY AERIAL VICTORY IN NAVAL AVIATION...

So far, as of today the aerial victory achieved by lt. Cdr. Kirkwood remains the sole confirmed guns-only MiG kill credited to the F-8 Chance...

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, since the prototypes made...

AND HERE’s A PHOTO OF THE VFA-87 F/A-18E FITTER KILLER (ALONG...

The two F/A-18E Super Hornet pilots "did everything they could to try to warn the Fitter away. They did a head-butt maneuver, they launched...

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT F-22 RAPTOR’s WEAPON BAYS

The F-22 Raptor is able to launch its weapons at roll rates up to 100 degrees per second Taken on May 20-21 by Teddy Techer,...

THE NORTHROP YF-23 BLACK WIDOW II: THE SUPER FIGHTER THAT USAF...

Rumours persist that a classified strike variant of the YF-23 was developed to fulfil a role similar to that of the F-111 During the late...

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