Tag: interceptor

A quick look at why the F-104 Starfighter was the Best Interceptor of its Time
The F-104 Starfighter’s interception times from being scrambled were superior to those of the F-106A, and it could perform interceptions at a greater range than any comparable fighter. Designed as a supersonic superiority fighter, the F-104 Starfighter was lightning-fast. Development of the F-104 began in 1952, and the first XF-104 made its initial flight in...
The incredible story of the Lightning interceptor that suffered a reheat fire at supersonic speed. And landed safely.
"I scramble down it to see what the fuss is all about. Moving to the rear of the Lightning, the cause of everyone’s concern becomes apparent; highly inflammable hydraulic fluid is pouring from the vicinity of the hole in the fuselage and running down inside over the hot jet pipe. I suddenly realise that, now that my part in...
Video shows MiG-31 catching fire on the runway
The fire started from the right engine. Both pilots have been saved; no one has been injured. A MiG-31 caught fire while the aircraft was on the runway in Russia’s Permsky Krai on May 18, 2018. Russia says the fire started from the right engine. "The pilots were about to conduct a training flight, but the aircraft was caught on fire while...
Both crew members reportedly ejected safely and a search and rescue helicopter was dispatched to the site of the incident As reported by Tass.com, at 12:05 on Apr. 26, 2017 a MiG-31 from Russia’s Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia. "A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed...
The F-106 used the Hughes MA-1 electronic guidance and fire control system that supported the Genie and Falcon missiles The Convair F-106 Delta Dart all-weather interceptor was developed from the company F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated F-102B, it was redesignated F-106 because it had extensive structural changes and a more powerful engine. The first F-106A flew on Dec.26, 1956, and deliveries to the U.S....
The iconic Lightning has been Britain's first and only entirely indigenous Mach 2 fighter aircraft produced After the article featuring the cool video of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-4 Phantoms performing a Zulu Alert Scramble we posted last month, here's another awesome short footage of a Cold War Era scramble, this time performed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Lightning...

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