Tag: MiG-15

Rule Breaker! F-86 Pilot tells the Story of a MiG Kill Scored over Chinese Territory
F-86 pilots routinely returned from missions with their gun camera film showing kills made over Manchuria, but they were denied credit for them. The Korean War was the first conflict in which jets fought for the control of the skies. The Soviet-designed MiG-15 and the USAF’s F-86 Sabre were the best fighters committed...
Soviet MiG-15 Pilot explains how he was able to Shoot Down a USAF B-29 Bomber during the Korean War
‘The escorting pilots appeared to be cowards. If we forced them into a pair or a group of four aircraft, they flew apart, right and left and left us a clear path to the B-29 bombers. "Good", I thought. "These guys are working for us",’ Lt Col Aleksander Smorchkov, MiG-15 Pilot. The USSR...
The story of the USAF F-80 pilot who shot down a North Korean MiG-15 in the world’s first jet-versus-jet combat
`As a matter of fact, they were doing loops and barrel rolls! I thought to myself that this has got to be a crazy war when the enemy can practice stunt flying right in front of you!,’ 1Lt Russell J Brown, F-80 Pilot. Although serving pre-war as the USAF's first successful jet fighter...
This F-86 Pilot Pushed his Wingman's Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands
"Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. "Pardo's push" of Mar. 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. Robbie Risner’s heroism during seven and a half years of imprisonment and torture in North Vietnam is legendary. Less known is...
Russian Ministry of Defense to close the Central Air Force Museum in Monino leaked online
Some of the historic aircraft at the Central Air Force Museum will be relocated to Patriot Park and become interactive displays. But former pilots at the Monino museum, however, argue that disassembling the aging aircraft for transport to Patriot Park will irreparably damage them A plan by the Russian Ministry of Defense to close...
The Story of the Egyptian MiG-15 Pilot that Perfectly Ditched his Stricken Aircraft in Lake Bardawil
Abd el-Rahman Muharram, the pilot of the stricken MiG-15, flew exceptionally well and his subsequent ditching in the shallow waters of Lake Bardawil was a remarkable piece of airmanship Taken in 1956, the interesting photos in this post show the first Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-15 lost in combat during the Suez War. The aircraft, flown by pilot Abd el-Rahman...
Former Egyptian MiG pilots provide an unprecedented perspective on Six-Day War "pre-emptive" Israeli strike against EAF airfields
'I called him to ask what was happening. He answered, "It's fantastic, they are attacking the dummy planes on the old runway! The real planes, which had been hidden under cover, weren't attacked. None of these were hit during the first two attacks,' EAF MiG pilot Tahir Zaki phone conversation with Wg Cdr Mamdouh Taliba Practically everything there is to...
F4U Vs MiG-15: the story of how the WWII Corsair became a MiG Killer
"When his parachute opened, I could see his "G" suit burning from head to foot. I glanced down and saw the flaming MiG hit the water vertically," Capt. Jesse Folmar, VMA-312 F4U Corsair pilot Although outclassed by the new generation of jet fighters and chiefly used in the close air support role, during the Korean War a number of U.S....
In 1969 Buzz Aldrin broke barriers and he set foot on the Moon On Apr. 2, 2017 retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Buzz Aldrin flew in an F-16 belonging to the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds and took part in the diamond formation fly by over Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral,...
While it never achieved the fame of the North American F-86 Sabre, the F3D Skyknight did down several Soviet-built MiG-15s as a night fighter Taken on Mar. 23, 1948, the interesting photo in this post shows the Douglas XF3D Skyknight performing its first flight, with Douglas test pilot Russell Thaw at the controls. The F3D, a large twin-engine night fighter developed...

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