Operation Desert Shield

The story of the USAF F-117A stealth fighter that flew close to the left wingtip of an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 during Operation Desert Shield

The story of the USAF F-117A stealth fighter that flew close to the left wingtip of an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 during Operation Desert Shield

As far as is known, this was the first-ever encounter between an Iraqi pilot and the shadowy stealth fighter of… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat that intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield

“The TAO's voice was several octaves higher than normal and they were going into "warning red, weapons tight". As we… Read More

3 years ago

Strike Eagle Down: the Story of the F-15E that Crashed during Operation Desert Shield

Although a full investigation into the incident was never carried out, it is possible that inexperience in handling the Strike… Read More

5 years ago

Former F-117 Pilot tells the story of when his Nighthawk was nearly shot down over Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm

“There was AAA everywhere, and I could see these big white puffs and red ropes getting closer and closer. They… Read More

5 years ago

The incredible story of the C-5 crew that completed three night air refuelings during a storm

"I called the middle tanker, below me: 'What number are you, in the middle?' He responded, 'I'm tanker #2.' I… Read More

6 years ago

THE CONTROVERSIAL KILLS SCORED BY SAUDI F-15s DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

It is almost certain that the two Mirage kills scored by RSAF F-15s were driven by a political directive that… Read More

6 years ago

FIREWORKS OVER BAGHDAD: WHEN THE F-117 STEALTH FIGHTERS DROPPED THE FIRST BOMBS OF OPERATION DESERT STORM

The F-117 illuminated the front door of the bunker and guided two 2,000 pound Paveway II LGBs into the target. The… Read More

6 years ago

KNOWN AND UNKNOWN FACTS OF THE KC-135 STRATOTANKER PARTICIPATION IN OPERATION DESERT STORM

"The KC-135 was the linchpin of the fight, without fuel, fighters are inoperable" In 1990, KC-135 Stratotankers answered a new… Read More

7 years ago

THE SPECTRE OVER THE HIGHWAY OF DEATH: THE AC-130 GUNSHIP IN ACTION DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

The stretch of road that Haddad and his crew had fired on quickly became known as the "Highway of Death" due… Read More

7 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT HOW THE U.S. AIR FORCE F-15C EAGLES SCORED THE FIRST AERIAL KILLS OF OPERATION DESERT STORM

The F-15C Eagle fighters accounted for 34 of the 37 USAF air-to-air victories during Operation Desert Storm The F-15 Eagle… Read More

7 years ago