MiG-29 Fulcrum

Retiring MiG-29AS Jet Fighters and German-Operated MIM-104 Patriot systems: how Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is influencing Slovak Air Force

Retiring MiG-29AS Jet Fighters and German-Operated MIM-104 Patriot systems: how Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is influencing Slovak Air Force

How can the Slovak Air Force, which is undergoing a heavy modernization with F-16Vs ordered from the US, face the… Read More

2 years ago

From World War II B-17 pilot Colin P. Kelly to the “Ghost of Kyiv:” How Legends give Nations hope during Time of War

As the legend of the Ghost of Kyiv grows, we are reminded of another wartime story which also gave a… Read More

2 years ago

Russian Heliborne Assault on Antonov / Hostomel Airport seems to have Failed

Not only that the VKS paid a hefty price just to bring the airborne troops to their target (it lost… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know? On the first day of Desert Storm at least 12 Iraqi Fighters (including 4 MiG-29s) ran away instead of fighting US Navy F-14 Tomcats

The US Navy F-14 Tomcats won the air battle for H-2 without firing a single shot. The F-14 Tomcats of… Read More

2 years ago

Former USAF F-15 pilot explains why a gun-only Eagle would win an aerial engagement against a fully armed Su-27 Flanker

‘The F-15 pilot has a tough problem to solve, but the Eagle is NEVER doomed,’ Marcus Cade, former USAF F-15… Read More

2 years ago

F-14 Tomcat pilot and TOPGUN instructor tells the story of when he nailed a MiG-29 in a 1v1 dogfight

Captain Sam “Slammer” Richardson forced the MiG-29 pilot to call “Knock it off.” Afterwards, he said the Fulcrum pilot could… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-15C pilot explains how he was able to shoot down an Iraqi MiG 29 without firing a single shot in the only real turning fight of Operation Desert Storm

‘At about two miles I looked once again, but I was no longer thinking about taking a pre-merge shot, so… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why a US Navy Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier would have no problem in defeating Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov in a 1v1 fight

Assuming both ships are without escort what flattop would win in 1v1, the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier or the Admiral Kuznetsov?… Read More

3 years ago

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… Read More

3 years ago

Intercepting Iraqi MiG-25s, flying DACT against USMC F/A-18s and flying training sorties with live weapons: how RAF Tornado F3 crews prepared for Operation Desert Storm

‘Some sorties included highly dynamic dissimilar air combat exercises against the US Marine Corps F/A 18, as it had a… Read More

3 years ago

F-15C MiG-29 Killer gets new nose art

The nose art graphic is roughly 6 feet by 4 feet, featured on both sides of the F-15, and appears… Read More

3 years ago

Cool video shows USAF B-52 bombers integrating with Ukrainian Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters inside Ukraine’s airspace

Three USAF B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft conducted vital integration training with Ukrainian Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters Friday inside Ukraine’s airspace.… Read More

4 years ago

Russia’s MoD releases video of Su-27 fighter jets intercepting USAF B-1B bomber over the Black Sea

On May 29, 2020 two B-1Bs from Ellsworth Air Force Base performed a round trip mission to Europe and Black… Read More

4 years ago

AFRICOM has just released photos of Russian MiG-29s deployed to Libya

The military fighter aircraft recently deployed to Libya by Moscow are aimed to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs)… Read More

4 years ago

The MiG-29s deployed to al-Jufra Air Base may belong to Libyan National Army Air Force but it doesn’t really matter: they are in Libya ‘in the name of Russia’

It doesn’t matter if the MiG-29s are operated by or on behalf of the LNA, Belarus, Vanuatu, or Mars People.… Read More

4 years ago