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Tag: Combat Air Patrol

How a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19 scoring the world’s only supersonic gun kill
The MiG crashed into a green meadow, exploding in a huge orange ball of fire. Brenda 01's quarter-roll and zoom maneuver terminated at an altitude of 15,000 feet with an indicated airspeed still something well over 600 knots indicated On Jun. 2, 1972 at approximately 1330 hours, Brenda 01, a hard-wing F-4E, tail number 68210, flown by Major Phil "Hands"...
"F-35 could detect, track and possibly shoot down ballistic missiles by 2025," Head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says
Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves hinted that the F-35 could take down a ballistic missile by having a new “fast missile that’s hung on the bottom of” the fighter Head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, told the Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense that he expects the F-35 to be capable of detecting, tracking and, possibly, even...
Turkish fighters harass Greek Prime Minister Chinook helicopter
The Turkish fighters, flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet, asked the Chinook pilot, which at that moment was at 1,500 feet, to provide flight details On Apr. 17 a Greek CH-47 Chinook helicopter ferrying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), came under harassment from two Turkish fighters near...
Breaking: Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 crashes after dogfight with Turkish fighters
Hellenic Air Force fighters CAPs have intensified in recent weeks amid a spike in tensions between Greece and Turkey and near-daily mock dogfights in disputed airspace Defense ministry officials in Greece say a Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet has crashed east of the island of Skyros, Aegean Sea, killing its pilot, while returning to the base after...
F-14 Cockpit Selfie – The Untold Story
"The F-14 Tomcat, with its huge canopy, spacious cockpit, and two-person crew, was perfect for selfies. Here’s the story behind one of my selfies that has gotten much more exposure than I ever expected. (Exposure, get it?)," Dave “Bio” Baranek, former F-14 Tomcat RIO Although the word “selfie” didn’t come into popular use until the early 21st century, people have been...
The story of a tense CAP flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during the Falklands War
The Sea Harrier was dubbed by Argentine pilots “La Muerta Negra” (The Black Death) because of its Extra Dark Sea Grey colour scheme which made it very difficult to spot over land or sea The story of a tense combat air patrol sortie flown by two Royal Navy Sea Harrier fighters during Operation Sutton. Royal Navy Sea Harriers proved their worth...