Tag: MiG-23

That time an IrAF MiG-23ML mistakenly shot down an IRIAF F-14A that was defecting to Iraq
The huge 1974 arms deal between Tripoli and Moscow resulted in several – outright ‘nightmarish’ – experiences with Soviet arms. 'Worst example' of all were MiG-23s, which the Soviets advertised as something like 'single-engined F-14s …' Single-Engined F-14s and the Iran-Iraq War Here’s the third part in a series of...
The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Two: The Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War
Syria accepted about 32 Soviet advisors, but especially officers of its air force just couldn’t stand the Soviets: one of their advisors ended being face-slapped by certain Major of the SyAAF, and another became a drunkard and committed a suicide shortly after returning to the USSR. Here’s the second part in a series...
"Operation Drugstore:" when IAF fighters shot down 88 Syrian aircraft during air battles over the Bekaa Valley
Many Syrian MiGs were blasted from the sky before they ever saw or met their adversary at the merge By June 1982, the Lebanese Civil War had been going on — off and on — for seven years. It began as a conflict between Christian Planange Party militia and various Muslim factions, including, the PLO (which had been in Lebanon...
Colonel Georgy Mosolov flew the prototype of the legendary MiG-21 fighter on its first flight on Feb. 14, 1955 MiG Corporation announced on Mar. 19 that Soviet test pilot Georgy Mosolov has died at the age of 91 in Moscow. "The legend of jet aviation has passed away," MIG’s Director General Ilya Tarasenko said. "He was a merited test pilot who made a...
That time an Israeli Air Force F-15 Baz landed with one wing missing
The F-15 Baz No. 957 would eventually be repaired and after having scored three air-to-air victories during the 1982 Lebanon War, it shared the kill of another Syrian MiG-23 on Nov. 19, 1985 On May 1, 1983, while performing a dissimilar air combat training (DACT) mission over the Negev, an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-15 Baz (actually the F-15D No. 957)...
While Iron Eagle was not a major success at the cinema, the aerial photography of the motion picture was quite cool Enroute to the Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia airshow earlier this month, a pair of F-16s from the South Carolina Air National Guard had radio drills and intercepts with Colombian Air Force Kfirs based in Palenquero. The aim of 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....
Ivan Mikoyan received the USSR State Prize honor twice for developing the MiG-29 Ivan Mikoyan, nephew of Artem Mikoyan and co-designer of the MiG-29, has passed away on Nov. 25, 2016 at the age of 89. As explained by RT.com, Mikoyan spent most of his career as a leading engineer at the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG design bureau, that was funded...

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