Tag: MiG-21

That Time and F-4 Phantom II “Protected” a Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane from a Meteor Attack
‘This rock is going God only knows how fast and is fifty miles straight up. If I can't shoot down a SR-71, how in hell am I going to even begin to bring missiles to bear on a meteor?’ Ed Cobleigh, former F-4 Pilot. The following story appears in Ed Cobleigh’s book War for...
The Unknown Story of the MiG-21 Pilot who Developed the Cobra Manoeuvre: i.e. Pugachev wasn’t the first to Perform the Cobra
When Pugachev Cobra was flown by Soviet test-pilots for the first time, nobody cared any more about who has originally developed this manoeuvre. The internet is full of videos and stories about the ‘Pugachev Cobra’ – a ‘dramatic and demanding manoeuvre’ – usually flown by Russian pilots on diverse variants of the Sukhoi...
F/A-18C Hornets that shot down Iraqi MiG-21s during ODS are now part of National Naval Aviation Museum collection
Flown by LCDR Mark “MRT” Fox and LT Nick “Mongo” Mongillo on Jan. 17, 1991, each of these F/A-18C Hornets shot down an Iraqi MiG-21 Fishbed. On Monday, Jun. 17, 2019 the National Naval Aviation Museum welcomed two new aircraft into the collection. As we have previously explained both were involved in an...
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...