Kurnass

Israeli Air Force F-4 Navigator recalls when he and his pilot attacked an Egyptian warship with an AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile during the Yom Kippur War

Israeli Air Force F-4 Navigator recalls when he and his pilot attacked an Egyptian warship with an AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile during the Yom Kippur War

The F-4 Kurnass Despite the ability of the American manufactured F-4 to perform both the air-to-ground and air-to-air roles with… Read More

7 months ago

The Odyssey of Israel’s recce Phantoms: from the Mach 3+ F-4X to the electronic warfare F-4E(S)

With an increase in engine thrust by 150% the F-4X would have featured dash speeds of Mach 3.2, cruise at… Read More

8 months ago

During the Yom Kippur War an Israeli F-4E crew shot down an Egyptian Mi-8 Helicopter using its Kurnass Afterburners

As F-4 call sign CLOSET 1 flew overhead the doomed helicopter, the Kurnass afterburners were switched on and the nose… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the Israeli F-4 crew that shot down an Egyptian Mi-8 helicopter by means of its Kurnass afterburners

F-4 Kurnass call sign CLOSET 1 hit the Mi-8 helicopter with a gun burst and then, as it flew overhead… Read More

3 years ago

Israeli F-4 Pilot tells the story of when his Kurnass flew through three consecutive SAM explosions during a Yom Kippur War mission

“I decided to press ahead, even though I could see the SAM approaching us. In a split second my mind… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the F-4 Kurnass escort missions for USAF C-5 and C-141 airlifters involved in Operation Nickel Grass, the US air bridge to Israel during the Yom Kippur War

‘At the time, I figured that I had placed an additional burden upon Kurnass squadrons that rotated the escort mission,… Read More

3 years ago

Ambush! How IAF F-4s and Mirage IIIs acting as Reconnaissance Aircraft Lured into Combat Egyptian MiGs

With a mixed formation of F-4s leading and Mirage IIIs trailing, the two-seat fighter bombers, with their powerful radar system… Read More

4 years ago

MiG KILLER AND SCHOLAR AT THE SAME TIME: HOW A COLLEGE STUDENT SCORED THE FIRST EVER GUN KILL FOR AN ISRAELI F-4 PHANTOM II

Three or four times a week Aviem Sella returned from missions over Egypt flying at low altitude over Haifa to inform… Read More

7 years ago