Tag: F-4G Phantom II

The incredible story of the F-4G Wild Weasel that dodged 6 SAMs in few seconds During Operation Desert Storm
"I looked in the direction of the launch indication on the scope and saw a sight I'd never hoped to see. SA-2 missiles were headed towards us!," Jim Schreiner, former F-4G Wild Weasel pilot The F-4G Wild Weasel was a modified F-4E fighter with its cannon replaced by AN/APR-47 electronic warfare equipment. Its mission was to attack enemy air defenses,...
Exclusive: former BUFF Gunner reveals interesting details about B-52 "In HARM's Way" incident
"The Weasel WSO launched the HARM "in the blind" hoping a threat would come up and it would take it out. The WSO admitted to this. It was a case of both aircraft being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the Gunner turned his radar on, there was a HARM in the air looking for a...
This friendly fire incident caused the deactivation of BUFF tail gun
A friendly fire incident occurred during ODS when a BUFF tail gunner thought an Iraqi plane was closing in. The plane was actually an Air Force F-4G Wild Weasel The iconic B-52 has been serving in America’s nuclear deterrent arsenal since 1952. But a lot has changed on the BUFF and its mission since it was on the front line...
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...