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Tag: MiG-21

“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...
This VFA-81 F/A-18C driver scored the first (of only two) U.S. Navy MiG Kill during Operation Desert Storm
"This is the first time to my knowledge that an airplane scored a kill while carrying four 2,000-lb bombs, then continued on to hit its target,” Lieutenant Commander Mark Fox, VFA-81 F/A-18 Hornet Pilot On Jan. 17, 1991 Lieutenant Commander Mark Fox and Lieutenant Nick Mongillo launched with five other VFA-81 F/A-18 Hornets as part...
These Men were the first Top Gun Graduates to score a MiG Kill
Beaulier went after the second MiG, using a 'lag pursuit' tactic to give his F-4J Phantom II the correct distance for an AIM-9D shot... The main image of this article shows Lt Jerry Beaulier (left) and Lt(jg) Steve Barkley (sporting his famous moustache) of VF-142 eagerly examine a congratulatory bottle of champagne, presumably from the carrier battle group commander, after...

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