Tag: MiG-21

The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21 during the Yom Kippur War
"Seconds later we saw them, two MiGs. Crossover and the two of us engaged them. One MiG disappeared the other MiG remained for a 1-vs-2 air combat,” Gur, former Israeli Air Force F-4 crew member. During the Yom Kippur War the Israeli Air Force (IAF) actually faced an Arab coalition, rather than the...
“Our jets used clouds to hide from Pakistani Radar during Balakot airstrikes,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said
Divya Spandana, social media director for India's main opposition party, the Congress Party, mocked Modi, tweeting that the ability to use radar to detect planes, "cloud or no cloud," has been around for decades. Speaking to India's News Nation TV channel on May, 11, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said heavy rain on the night of Feb. 25 had complicated planning for the...
“JF-17 Thunder used to shoot down Indian MiG-21, but F-16s were around too,” Pakistani Spokesperson Says
"As regard to how to use F-16, in what context were used or not now it remains between Pakistan and the US to see how the MoUs regarding the use of F-16 have been adhered to or otherwise,” Spokesperson for Pakistan Army Major General Asif Ghafoor. Spokesperson for Pakistan Army Major General Asif...
Lack of hardened aircraft shelters for Su-30s forced India to respond to PAF intrusion with MiG-21s first
“Owing to the bureaucratic delays, we could not develop blast pens for Su-30 MKIs near the LoC," anonymous Indian Defence source. According to The Hindu, India’s MiG-21s were the first to intercept the intruding Pakistani fighter jets because the Su-30s were deployed further behind the border due to a lack of hardened aircraft...
Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes after bird strike
According to Indian Air Force the pilot ejected safely. An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 crashed in in Rajasthan’s Bikaner sector today after a bird strike. According to the IAF the pilot of the fighter jet ejected safely. The service added that initial inputs suggest that...
IAF A-50 AEW&C Aircraft's Israeli Radar could have recorded last week clash between Pakistan F-16's and Indian fighters
Indian officials have already submitted A-50’s key Electronic Radar Recordings to U.S. interlocutors Indian Air Force (IAF) Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft featuring Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elta Electronics Industries of Israel EL/W-2090 radar system could play a key role not only in establishing if Pakistan Air...
India's Sukhoi Su-30MKI Shot Down A Pakistani Drone Along the International Border in Rajasthan
This is the second Pakistani military drone shot down by the IAF after the last one was shot down along the Indo-Pak International Border near Gujrat on Feb. 27. A Pakistani drone was reportedly shot down by an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet on Mar. 4, 2019 after being...
U.S. wants to know if Pakistan used F-16 fighter jets to shoot down IAF MiG-21
The use of the F-16 to down an Indian MiG-21 would be a potential violation of U.S. agreements that limit how Pakistan can use the planes. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Mar. 3 that it is investigating if Pakistan had used the F-16 fighter to shoot down an Indian MiG-21,...
IAF MiG-21s Vs PAF F-16s - The Dogfight Details Revealed for the First Time
Having secured a hugely advantageous position, Wing Commander Abhinandan Vartaman of the Indian Air Force successfully fired his Russian short-range Vympel R-73 air-to-air missile at the F-16, scoring a hit !! As we have reported, on Feb. 26, 2019 Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter jets launched airstrikes across Indian border...
Alone Vs six MiGs: the legendary Dogfight of Dick “Brown Bear” Schaffert
Schaffert had survived a gruelling ten-minute solo combat with six MiGs — a classic engagement still examined at Topgun decades later During the Vietnam War, the 'Sundowners' (VF-111) logged six deployments, scoring MiG kills in F-8s and F-4 Phantom IIs. Noteworthy one of the highlights of the 1967...

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