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When U.S. Navy fighters dogfighted with the MiG-29 Fulcrum: remembering Exercise Agile Archer 2002
"Nothing can simulate the Fulcrum like a real Fulcrum. It was incredible to look across the BFM circle, see a real MiG-29 and hear the German pilot in his accent call `schlem' . The ability to fight against his jet, the Archer and HMS was awesome." The following article titled Agile Archer 2002: Training MiG Killers and written by Cdr. Nick...
Hornet Vs Fulcrum: when U.S. Navy F/A-18s flew to Germany to dogfight with Luftwaffe MiG-29s
"I had a MiG-29 Fulcrum right where I wanted him in a really slow airspeed fight when I saw him light his afterburners and accelerate straight up away from me—amazing!," David Rash, F/A-18 Hornet driver Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18, the MiG-29 Fulcrum presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among...
Kadena's F-15 driver says the Eagle can beat the F-35A in dogfights
So can the F-15 beat the F-35 in dogfights? “I mean, sometimes. But all aircraft lose in aerial combat sometimes, and for various reasons," Capt. Brock McGehee, 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Pilot In an interview with Defense News, Capt. Brock McGehee, an F-15 pilot from the 44th Fighter Squadron (FS) says the F-35A has been defeated by the Eagle during mock...
To realistically carry out their duty U.S. Navy adversary pilots need the best aircraft to simulate the bandits during DACT sorties Replicating the real world threat that American fighter pilots can encounter in an air-to-air engagement is the primary task of U.S. Navy adversary pilots, hence to realistically carry out their duty, they need the best aircraft to simulate the...
This year's edition of Cope West was quite unique because was focused on fighter operations As told by Cpl. Aaron Henson in the article PACIFIC AIR FORCES, US MARINE CORPS CONCLUDE EXERCISE COPE WEST 17 the F/A-18D Hornets belonging to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 225 "Vikings" concluded exercise Cope West 17 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, on...

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