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3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod

3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod

Operation Bolo In late 1966, the USAF was not permitted to bomb North Vietnamese airfields and could only destroy enemy… Read More

4 months ago

[Video] F-16 gun kills OV-10 Bronco in brief dogfight during 1992 Venezuelan military coup

On Nov. 27, 1992 Lieutenant Beltran Vielma shot down an OV-10 Bronco by means of his F-16’s M61A1 20 mike-mike… Read More

2 years ago

The story of world’s only supersonic gun kill: the day a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a VPAF MiG-19

On Jun. 2, 1972 a remarkable duel between a MiG-19 and a 58th TFS F-4E flown by Maj Phil Handley… Read More

2 years ago

F-14’s first air-to-air kill was a gun kill. But it wasn’t scored by a US Navy Tomcat.

A US Navy legend maintains that a few older F-14 pilots promised to erect a monument to the first individual… Read More

2 years ago

XF4H-1 Phantom II vs XF8U-3 Super Crusader: The Great Shoot Out

On Jun. 2, 1958, one of the greatest "What If" Airplanes in Naval Aviation history first took wing. The XF8U-3… Read More

2 years ago

That time a US Navy F/A-18 shot down a US Navy E-2C on purpose to avoid casualties

US Navy officials decided the plane was a potential hazard to civilian populations in Cyprus and Syria as well as… Read More

4 years ago

F-15E Crew Members recall the CAS Mission they flew to Support the Battle of Roberts’ Ridge

On Mar. 4, 2002 a section of F-15Es belonging to 335th FS “Chiefs” from 4th FW operating as 'Twister 51'… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why the B-58’s Tail Gun Rounds moved Backwards when They Left the Muzzle

The tail gun of the B-58 boasted many firsts for an aircraft defensive gun including the first fully automatic defensive… Read More

5 years ago

Go For Your Gun! The first F-14 Tomcat Strafe Run during Operation Iraqi Freedom

'Our primary concern during our gunnery passes was the fact that we were now well within the range of MANPADS.… Read More

6 years ago

How a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19 scoring the world’s only supersonic gun kill

The MiG crashed into a green meadow, exploding in a huge orange ball of fire. Brenda 01's quarter-roll and zoom… Read More

6 years ago

VIDEO SHOWS USAF F-15C FIGHTERS INTERCEPTING RUSSIAN NAVY SUKHOI Su-30s

The intercept, which took place on Nov. 23, 2017, was initiated because the Russian aircraft did not broadcast the appropriate… Read More

6 years ago

THE STORY OF “CAPTAIN MESSERSCHMITT,” THE PILOT WHO LOVED TO SHOOT THE A-7 CORSAIR II’S GUN

"One white hat laid into me, calling me 'Captain Messerschmitt.' I thought it had to do with my German name.… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT WHY THE F-15C EAGLE IS THE PERFECT AIRCRAFT TO PERFORM BALTIC AIR POLICING MISSION

What makes the F-15C Eagle uniquely suited for the Baltic Air Policing mission is its capability to detect, acquire, track… Read More

7 years ago

BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! IMPRESSIVE VIDEO SHOWS A-10 WARTHOG’s GAU-8/A AVENGER CANNON LIVE WEAPONS GROUND TEST

The contracted specifications directed the GAU-8/A Avenger be capable of destroying not only a wide variety of targets expected to… Read More

7 years ago

THRILLING COLD WAR ERA VIDEO FEATURES U.S. AIR FORCE F-4 PHANTOM INTERCEPTORS PERFORMING ZULU ALERT SCRAMBLE

F-4 scramble Taken in a West Germany air base in the 1970s the gorgeous video in this post shows a… Read More

7 years ago