Iraqi Air Force

The story of Project Babylon, the Iraqi 1,000mm super gun intended to put a satellite into orbit

The story of Project Babylon, the Iraqi 1,000mm super gun intended to put a satellite into orbit

The al-Hussein ballistic missile Always at the forefront of Arab states when it came to the development of its armed… Read More

3 months ago

Iraqi Air Force fighter jets were buried in the desert by Saddam Hussein before Operation Iraqi Freedom started. Here’s why.

No Iraqi Air Force opposition during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On Mar. 20, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) began with preemptive… Read More

6 months ago

US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot who fired a Phoenix missile against an Iraqi MiG-23 explains why the AIM-54 missed its target

Using their F-14 Tomcat (much-improved) Link-16 datalink, LCDR Coby 'Coach' Loessberg and his RIO obtained their targeting data from the… Read More

8 months ago

The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War

The Tu-16 was then hit by one of two missiles fired by two Mirages and attempted to escape in an… Read More

9 months ago

The story of Package Q Airstrike, the largest operational F-16 mission of all time that made USAF realize that big formations weren’t as good as stealthy precision strikes

The ‘Package Q Airstrike' took place on Jan. 19, 1991 and it was the largest combined strike of Operation Desert… Read More

10 months ago

That time a Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet nicknamed Suzanna almost Sank US Navy guided missile Frigate USS Stark

Following a series of training flights, on the morning of May 17, 1987 Suzanna’s crew received the order to load… Read More

10 months ago

The kills scored by USAF F-15C Eagle pilots against IrAF aircraft after Operation Desert Storm Ceasefire

Post-war CAPs were usually quite uneventful, and the biggest enemy that threatened most F-15C Eagle pilots during this period was… Read More

1 year ago

EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory

‘Out of the black night, a bright, orange, twisting, tumbling fireball flashes forward into our right two-o-clock as Jim keeps… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why Iraqi MiGs posed a serious threat to USAF F-15C Eagles during Operation Southern Watch

A MiG-25 'Foxbat' which flew into the no-fly zone at Mach 2.5 and headed directly for a high-value asset, created… Read More

2 years ago

The Oil Tankers and Merchant Ships hit by the Iraqi Air Force Super Étendard attack aircraft during the Tanker War with Iran

The Super Étendard was used by Iraqi Air Force to attack oil tankers and merchant shipping in the Persian Gulf… Read More

2 years ago

The story of Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet that almost Sank US Navy’s guided missile frigate USS Stark

On May 17, 1987, the guided missile frigate USS Stark was hit by a pair of French Made Exocet Missiles… Read More

2 years ago

The crazy story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that used its defensive barbettes to strafe Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base during the Six-Day War

Still pursued by the two Mirages, the Tupolev thundered low over the Israeli air base, making a right turn that… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-15C pilot explains how he was able to shoot down an Iraqi MiG 29 without firing a single shot in the only real turning fight of Operation Desert Storm

‘At about two miles I looked once again, but I was no longer thinking about taking a pre-merge shot, so… Read More

3 years ago