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"Part of the QF-16’s mission is to carry airborne radar jamming pods. We flew F-35s with them to preliminarily evaluate the F-35 against those jamming pods," Matt Feringa, F-35 JOTT senior tactical systems analyst Three QF-16 jets deployed to Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) recently to aid the F-35 Joint Operational Test Team (JOTT) with test planning. As told by Kenji Thuloweit,...
"As a veteran of many missile shots, both AIM-9 and AIM-7, this was the most challenging due to the speeds involved and the parameters of the test" In Jan. 1974 I was serving as a missile project officer at the Naval Missile Center (NMC), Point Mugu, California. I was a veteran of two combat cruises to South East Asia aboard the...
The F-4 Phantom II was the primary fighter-bomber aircraft in the U.S. Air Force throughout the 1960s and 1970s The interesting Infographic in this post provides some interesting facts about the legendary F-4 Phantom II. First flown in May 1958, the F-4 Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The U.S. Air Force...
  "The F-4 Phantom was the last plane that looked like it was made to kill somebody. It was a beast. It could go through a flock of birds and kick out barbeque from the back.” Col. Chuck DeBellevue The F-4 Phantom II entered the U.S. Air Force (USAF) inventory in 1963 and was the primary multi-role aircraft in the USAF throughout...
The QF-16 offers more realistic threat replication in performance, maneuverability and capabilities than the QF-4 As explained by Senior Airman Emily Kenney, 49th Wing Public Affairs in the article QF-16 takes flight at Holloman, the QF-16 drone took its first flight at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), N.M., on Feb. 10, 2017. The manned sortie was the first for the QF-16...
  Olds shot down a MiG-21, and his 8th TFW F-4 aircrews shot down six others - about half of VPAF operational force - with no USAF losses As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) bids farewell to its last QF-4s, we celebrate the Phantom retirement remembering the unique role played by the mighty F-4 during Operation Bolo, the famous Vietnam War deception-based mission...
The modified F-4 became the QF-4 and it was chosen as the QF-106 successor in the Air Force aerial target inventory Oct. 25, 2016 has been a bittersweet day for Hill Air Force Base (AFB). On that day in fact as the QF-4 Aerial Target mission is winding down, two of the aircraft visited the airfield, to give supporters of the...

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