MiG-19

The world’s only supersonic gun kill: how a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19

The world’s only supersonic gun kill: how a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19

The F-4E Phantom II The F-4E was essentially an F-4D with improved J79-GE-17 engines (900 pounds more static sea level… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the USAF RB-66 shot down by Soviet MiG-19s after it strayed into East German airspace

The hottest 'battlefield' of the Cold War Divided in two for decades between the late 1940s and early 1990s, Germany… Read More

5 months 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

Did you know the F-104 had not been the only “Widow Maker?” During the Cold War the MiG-19, MiG-21 and F-100 had high accident rates too

The F-104 was not the only fighter aircraft to have a high accident rate during the Cold War. The first… Read More

2 years ago

Project Featherduster: the exercise that proved the F-104 could have been a better MiG killer than the F-4C, F-105D and F-100D

Pilots flying the F-86H in the role of the MiG-17 found that the F-104 was the most challenging of all… Read More

3 years ago

Soviet MiG-19 pilot recalls the mission where he shot down a USAF RB-66 that strayed into East German airspace

‘I fired the 23-mm cannon in a rear-quarter attack from below as the target passed ahead of me. I finally… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2

Because there was no report citing the destruction of Powers’ U-2 the logical conclusion for most of the involved Soviets… Read More

4 years ago

F-104C Vs MiG-19: the story of the only air-to-air shoot-down of a Starfighter during the Vietnam War

Suddenly, Capt Smith F-104C Starfighter's right wing was hit by gunfire, blowing away the AIM-9B and launcher. His right arm… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of the U-2 flight that went lost over the North Pole and nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis

Two Air Defense Command Convair F-102 Delta Dagger interceptors were scrambled to counter the MiG-19s and guide the U-2 home.… Read More

5 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

RB-47H down: when a Soviet MiG-19 downed a USAF Elint plane over the Barents Sea

On the turn the MiG-19 broke away from the RB-47H before swinging back to attack with cannon fire. Two firing… Read More

6 years ago