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Starfighter 4 Eagle 0: that time two F-104s scored four simulated kills against an F-15B in a single training mission
The debriefing was a hoot. I especially liked the part where the Eagle guy played his recorder and we heard the backseater say "Break, we just got gunned again"! The Lockheed F-104 was the first operational fighter capable of sustaining speeds above Mach 2. Thanks to this ability the...
These Photos show how Airmen helped Captain Marvel to Fly Higher, Further, Faster
“I learned how to dogfight on offense and defense. I pulled 6.5 G’s. I can’t wait to get up in a plane and pull more, because I’ve got to get up to nine,” Brie Larson, who portrays Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel in the movie. U.S. Air Force (USAF) airmen and aircraft provide...
No Kill like a Guns Kill! Remembering Joe “Hoser” Satrapa, the F-14 Driver who scored two simulated gun kills on USAF F-15s for two times in the same mission
Hoser quickly bagged two gun kills, maneuvering through missile ranges until he was close enough to trigger his 20 mm cannon. In round two, he flat outmaneuvered the F-15 pilots for two more gun kills. On Mar. 17, 2019 former F-14 Tomcat Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) David “Hey Joe” Parsons announced on...
Israeli Air Force leaning towards buying new F-15s instead of a third F-35 Squadron
"We are without a canopy, proceeding for landing at the nearest base," the F-15 pilot says over the radio in a calm voice On Jan. 2, 2019, the crew of an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 fighter jet fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The decision to buy the F-15X comes from the Pentagon’s top leadership and not the U.S. Air Force According to Bloomberg the Pentagon will request $1.2 billion for 12 Boeing F-15Xs in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Sources familiar with the decision who asked not to be named...
Dogfighting Foxbats: USAF F-15s Vs Iraqi (or Russian?) MiG-25s
'I looked at him more closely and saw that he had two missile pylons under each wing. Now I knew that it was not an F-15 or F-14. That was the moment I knew that my target was a "Foxbat". Then I started shooting' Rick 'Kluso' Tollini, F-15 pilot The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit...
That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German Airspace: the Story of the Fourth of July Alpha Scramble
'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no pilot!,' Bill "Turf" Murphy F-15 Driver On Jul. 4, 1989, Captains J. D. "JD" Martin and Bill "Turf" Murphy checked in at the temporary Zulu facility's at Soesterberg to assume the duties of ALPHA KILO ZERO ONE and ZERO was TWO....
Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
The contract provides for engineering, manufacturing, and development, production, integration, testing and deployment of F-15 Legion Pod IRST Pods Boeing has been awarded a $208 million contract to supply F-15 Legion Pod infrared search-and-track (IRST) pods. This sole-source acquisition is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-164-18 that the contract provides for engineering, manufacturing,...
USAF could buy up to 80 F-15Xs (and risk losing part of its planned F-35 fleet) over a period of five years
The fighter will be designated as F-15IA and features certain stealth capabilities, such as radar-absorbing paint and internal weapons carriage The Times of Israel says Boeing is expected to land a massive $11 billion deal to supply F-15s, CH-47s and KC-767s to Israel. The money will come from U.S. military aid that is progressively paid out each year. The upgraded fighter will...
"LIMA ALPHA ZERO ONE, Tango Scramble Two!" F-15 Driver describes what it's like Sitting Hot Alert in the Cold War
"For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an Eagle Driver at Bitburg," Doug Dildy, former F-15 Driver "For 15 years (1977-92) sitting 24-hour air defense - codenamed Zulu - alert was a fact of life for an F-15 Driver at Bitburg." As explained by Steve Davies and Doug Dildy...

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