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India says PAF F-16s were used in Wednesday Air Engagements, Taiwan refutes that AIM-120 parts found by India were from the island
India says it has conclusive evidence that Pakistan Air Force F-16s were involved in the aerial engagements on the LoC on Feb. 27, 2019 As the video in this post shows, India says it has conclusive evidence that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16s were involved in the aerial engagements on the LoC...
That time a RAF Phantom shot down a RAF Jaguar: the unknown story of the British Phantom's only air-to-air kill
"May I ask, sir, how far behind the Phantoms?" interjected John. "Oh...not too far," the commanding officer said hesitatingly. "At the airspeeds you were flying, the Skyflash was less than five seconds from your position." The following article contains excerpts from the story titled Mixed Messages appeared in Richard Pike’s book Phantom Boys Volume 2. In the crush, a hand plucked at...
Spanish Air Force Eurofighter accidentally fired AIM-120 AMRAAM over Estonia
Even if the AIM-120 has a built-in self-destruction mode, it is possible that it did not exploded and debris of the 3.7 meters long weapon crashed on the ground On Aug. 7, 2018 at 15:44 local time a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter flying over Pangodi during the incident, some 40 kilometers north of Tartu, in south Estonia accidentally fired a...
Royal Thai Air Force to arm F-5s with IRIS-T
The new procurement plans to integrate the missile onto the F-5, making IRIS-T a standard armament of the Royal Thai Air Force Diehl Defence announced that Thailand has placed an order for another batch of the company’s IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missiles and these will be used by the Royal Thai Air Force’s F-5s. The missile has been integrated on Thailand’s F-16s...
To perform the fleet air defense role, the F-14 Tomcat was fitted with a powerful weapons system known as the AWG-9 which was able to support the AIM-54 Phoenix long range air-to-air missile Named "F-14: Defenders Of The Fleet," the cool footage in this post will bring a tear to the eye of every Tomcat's fan. The video in fact was...
The Fakour-90 is an Iranian air-to-air missile based on the Hughes AIM-54 Phoenix The following interesting video is the first known footage that shows an Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) F-14A Tomcat firing a Fakour-90 air-to-air missile. The missile is a copy of the Hughes AIM-54 Phoenix missile that was sold together with the F-14 to Iran in the...
In the early 1980s, the Soviet Union had developed two MiG-31D Foxhounds as a launch platform for a potential anti-satellite version of the R-77 Vympel air-to-air missile According to Zvezda TV the video in this post shows how the MiG-31 (NATO reporting name Foxhound) interceptor shoots down satellites. Even though most probably this footage is nothing more than a "MiG-31 propaganda...

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