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F-15 Vs MiG-29: the 493rd FS MiG Kills scored during Operation Allied Force
The 493rd FS would claim four Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Air Force MiG-29s destroyed during the brief campaign. Operation Allied Force (OAF) followed repeated NATO warnings in 1998 to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to remove his armed forces from Kosovo. Fifteen F-15Cs from the 493rd FS/48th FW, based at RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed...
Polish Air Force MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crashes, injuring pilot
The general command of the Polish Armed Forces' press office has reported that the MiG-29 pilot has been found and taken to a hospital. On Mar. 4, 2019 a Polish Air Force fighter MiG-29 fighter jet from 23rd Tactical Air Base has crashed in the woods in Mazovian Voivodeship (Mazovia Province)....
Egyptian Air Force MiG-29M crashes during training flight. The Pilot ejected safely
An Egyptian Air Force spokesperson claimed that a technical malfunction of aircraft control system caused the incident As told by Sputnik News, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a MiG-29M fighter has crashed in Egypt during a training flight. The aircraft had been delivered to Egypt under a commercial contract in 2018. "We have operational information about a crash of an Egyptian...
MiG-29 Fulcrum crashes near Moscow. Pilots ejected safely
The MiG-29 was performing a training flight after taking off from Zhukovsky Airport when it experienced a problem with the "control system" and crashed On Oct. 5, 2018 a Russian MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jet crashed near Moscow, Daily Star reports. The pilots ejected safely from the aircraft, but their condition is unknown. The Fulcrum came down into woodland in...
This Marine Aviator scored the last recorded USMC air-to-air kill. And yes, he did it while he was flying a USAF F-15
Captain Magill and his wingman thought they had caught the two Fulcrums off guard, when the MiG-29s suddenly began maneuvering and turned aggressively toward their formation... An F-15C assigned to the 18th Wing has a unique story in its past. As told by  James D'Angina, 353rd Special Operations Group historian, in the article Kadena F-15 holds last Marine aerial victory, during...
I want a MiG-29!: the saga of Israel's Fulcrums
Unlike the other frontline fighters of the past, the Israelis seemed unable to obtain a MiG-29 through clandestine measures. But, with the end of the Cold War, a means of evaluating the jet became possible - simply rent one. This they did. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) was keen to get a first-hand look at the systems and performance of...
U.S. Naval Aviator explains how he and his wingman were able to RTB after their F/A-18 fighters collided during air combat training
"It was a significant testament to the construction of the F/A-18—that we were able to fly both aircraft after the damage they sustained. The squadron and Navy completed the investigations and we were returned to flight status in about two months," LCDR Greg "Stubby" Stubbs, former VFC-12 adversary pilot LCDR Greg "Stubby" Stubbs describes the mid-air collision that took place...
Only four out of 18 RMAF Su-30MKM fighters are able to fly
Instead RMAF's entire fleet of ten MiG-29 Fuclrums is grounded due to lack of spare parts Malaysia’s Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu told his parliamentary colleagues on Jul. 31 that the country has only four Su-30MKM fighters that can fly. "Only four of the Sukhois are able to fly well," he said. As reported by The Star Online, the Royal Malaysian Air Force...
When U.S. Navy fighters dogfighted with the MiG-29 Fulcrum: remembering Exercise Agile Archer 2002
"Nothing can simulate the Fulcrum like a real Fulcrum. It was incredible to look across the BFM circle, see a real MiG-29 and hear the German pilot in his accent call `schlem' . The ability to fight against his jet, the Archer and HMS was awesome." The following article titled Agile Archer 2002: Training MiG Killers and written by Cdr. Nick...
Polish Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet crashes, killing pilot
Polish Air Force authorities have ordered all of the Soviet-made MiG-29 jets grounded pending an investigation According The New York Times a MiG-29 military jet crashed during a night flight in the country's north and the Polish Air Force pilot was killed despite ejecting before the crash, Poland's defense officials said Friday. The Defense Ministry said the jet crashed at 1:57...

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