Tag: Persian Gulf

IRIAF F-4E Phantom II crashes into Persian Gulf. Both Crew Members eject safely.
Regular patrol flights of IRIAF F-4E Phantom II fighters are common in the region, but this crash comes amid tensions in the Gulf region between the US and Iran. On Aug. 4, 2019, around 12:30 hrs local time, the F-4E Phantom II inventory of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) became...
USAF Deploys F-22 Raptors to Qatar for first time Amid Tensions with Iran
The likely mission of the F-22 Raptors in the event of full-scale hostilities with Iran would be targeting Tehran's surface-to-air missile batteries, especially the S-300 system, its best air defense. Taken on Jun. 27, 2019 the pictures in this post show U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptors arriving at Al Udeid Air Base,...
The incredible story of the SR-71 Blackbird that flew an eleven-hour-long mission from Kadena to the Persian Gulf and back
"Like every other crew, we wanted this mission. It was special, it was a first, it would cover territory that the jet had never been in, and it would provide the test of skill and "stuff" that every aviator/adventurer requires from time to time," former SR-71 pilot Lt. Col. Mike Smith In the following post, which appears in Col. Richard H....
The 35 women made history by launching 35 aircraft from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt on the last day of February in the Persian Gulf On Feb. 28 this year, a launch crew comprising mostly of women took over the job of launching aircraft from the flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The 35 women made history by...

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