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When U.S. Navy fighters dogfighted with the MiG-29 Fulcrum: remembering Exercise Agile Archer 2002
"Nothing can simulate the Fulcrum like a real Fulcrum. It was incredible to look across the BFM circle, see a real MiG-29 and hear the German pilot in his accent call `schlem' . The ability to fight against his jet, the Archer and HMS was awesome." The following article titled Agile Archer 2002: Training MiG Killers and written by Cdr. Nick...
Hornet Vs Fulcrum: when U.S. Navy F/A-18s flew to Germany to dogfight with Luftwaffe MiG-29s
"I had a MiG-29 Fulcrum right where I wanted him in a really slow airspeed fight when I saw him light his afterburners and accelerate straight up away from me—amazing!," David Rash, F/A-18 Hornet driver Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18, the MiG-29 Fulcrum presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among...
F-16 Vs MiG-29: when the mighty Viper dogfighted with the Fulcrum for the first time
The most impressive aspect of the Fulcrum's performance for the American pilots was its low-speed maneuverability combined with its helmet mounted sight system Designed in response to a new generation of American fighters, which included the F-15 and F-16, the MiG-29 presented a formidable threat to Western pilots. Among the countries that purchased the Fulcrum there was also East Germany. Luftwaffe...