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Tag: Anti-Aircraft Artillery

Former F-117 Pilot tells the story of when his Nighthawk was nearly shot down over Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm
“There was AAA everywhere, and I could see these big white puffs and red ropes getting closer and closer. They were gaining on me every second, and were now only 25-30 ft off my wing...” Capt James R Mastny, former F-117 Pilot The end result of the USAF's Have Blue programme launched...
Sheets began jinking, performing quick dodging maneuvers that made it tough for the MiG-17 pilot to keep the A-6 in his sights, trying to drag the MiG toward the coast, hoping to run it out of gas... Born as a carrier based attack plane designed to replace the Douglas Skyraider, the Grumman A-6 had one characteristic that made it distinguishable...
Modern battlefields are characterized by numerous integrated air defense systems and the Wild Weasels provide access to these contested environments In World War II (WWII), air power proved to be a significant and growing threat to ground and naval forces as well as cities and manufacturing centers. This rapidly maturing technology drove the development and early tactical use of radar...

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