//Adsense //AMP //AMP

Tag: MiG-23 Flogger

Tomcat 4-Libya 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi’s MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989
After returning to the carrier, both the F-14s received single FLOGGER 'kill' markings above the nose MODEX, although these were removed by the time the jets returned to Oceana on Jan. 31 Jan. 4, 1989 was a historic day for VF-32, and the Tomcat community as a whole, when the F-14 once...
That time a Cuban-flown Angolan MiG-23 accidentally fired two missiles at a BAe 125 business jet carrying the president of Botswana
For unknown reasons, the Angolan MiG-23 fired a missile, which blew the starboard engine clean off the BAe 125. A second missile hit the same engine after it had already left the aircraft In mid-1988 Cuba and the Soviet Union agreed to a phased withdrawal from First Angolan Civil War in exchange for a South African withdrawal and agreement to...
MiG-23 Vs Mirage F.1: when Cuban-flown Angolan Floggers clashed with South African Mirages
The SAAF had to admit that - thanks to the superior armament of the Cuban-flown MiG-23MLs - Angola was now in possession of air superiority Located in south-central Africa, the Republic of Angola is a former Portuguese colony. It remained a Portuguese overseas province from the 16th century until it gained independence on Nov. 1, 1975, following the end of...
That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German Airspace: the Story of the Fourth of July Alpha Scramble
'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no pilot!,' Bill "Turf" Murphy F-15 Driver On Jul. 4, 1989, Captains J. D. "JD" Martin and Bill "Turf" Murphy checked in at the temporary Zulu facility's at Soesterberg to assume the duties of ALPHA KILO ZERO ONE and ZERO was TWO....
How the defection to Israel of a Syrian Air Force MiG-23-pilot embarrassed the IAF
Although the IAF were pleased to get their hands on the MiG-23, they were somewhat embarrassed that an enemy jet had flown across the border and landed completely unchallenged After a 23-year wait, the Israel Air Force (IAF) got their chance to do another detailed engineering evaluation of a frontline Arab fighter. As with the MiG-21, this MiG-23 came by...
Soviet Floggers Vs U.S. Navy Tomcats: When Superpowers Fought it out in the South China Sea
Hooter was able to maneuver his Tomcat above and behind the MiG and expertly kept his advantage. After a series of maneuvers, the MiG reversed aggressively and the two jets ended up going into a rolling scissors... Although the Cold War never erupted into all-out war, the U.S. and the Soviet Union did have many military interactions with one another...
That time an Iraqi MiG-29 crashed trying to shoot down a USAF F-15E
“The MiG pilot was trying to converge on an aircraft moving at 600 knots at 100 feet altitude. He just got too low. It was pitch black, with no moonlight or lights from any cities...," Capt. Tim Bennett, F-15E pilot during Operation Desert Storm Designed to replace the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, the F-15E Strike Eagle is a two-seat, dual-role, totally...
Former Tomcat RIO explains how a well trained F-14 crew could face alone 5 gutsy F-4 Phantoms
"As the Phantom neared the end of twenty-five years as a front-line fighter with the U.S. Navy, its aircrews wanted to show they still had it. Meanwhile, we Tomcat crews wanted to demonstrate the superiority of our still-new fighter," Dave "Bio" Baranek, Tomcat RIO with twenty years experience F-14 Tomcat Vs F-4 Phantom. In the early 1980s the Soviet-built MiG-23 Flogger caused...
Fedotov MiG-25RB altitude world record
Flying a re-engined MiG-25, Fedotov reached the record height of 123,523 feet (37,650 meters) above Podmoskovnoe, Russia On Aug. 31, 1977 Alexandr Vasilievich Fedotov, an official ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ and test pilot, set an FAI World Record for altitude when he climbed to 123,523 feet (37,650 meters) in his MiG-25. As reported on Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI-World Air Sports Federation) website the...
The mission of CONSTANT PEG was to train U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps combat fighter aircrews on the best ways to fight and win when encountering MiGs in aerial combat As explained by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs in the article “Capt. Carlisle” unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC Commander, on Oct....

//FACEBOOK