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The story of the Su-25 formation that simulated a single transport aircraft and performed a daring strike against Mujahedeen in Pakistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan

The story of the Su-25 formation that simulated a single transport aircraft and performed a daring strike against Mujahedeen in Pakistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan

This daring strike, in November 1986, was mounted at dawn so that the Su-25 pilots would have sufficient visibility to… Read More

2 years ago

Royal Norwegian Air Force to shut down Bodø Air Base and to retire F-16 jet fighters on January 6

Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters will fly their last mission out of Bodø Air Base on… Read More

2 years ago

Soviet MiG-19 pilot recalls the mission where he shot down a USAF RB-66 that strayed into East German airspace

‘I fired the 23-mm cannon in a rear-quarter attack from below as the target passed ahead of me. I finally… Read More

4 years ago

Short Movie shows Swedish JA-37 Viggen Fighter Jet Achieving Radar Lock On SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane

The SR-71’s awesome performance capabilities provided a unique opportunity for Swedish fighter controllers and JA-37 fighter pilots to evaluate various… Read More

4 years ago

BAE Systems Delivers Final Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Air Force

BAE Systems has delivered the last Eurofighter Typhoon for the Royal Air Force. The company’s production facility in Warton, Lancashire… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. has blocked Israeli’s F-16 sale to Croatia

Israeli senior officials will travel to Central Europe this week to inform the Croatian Ministry of Defense Ynetnews reports that… Read More

5 years ago

US could block Israeli’s F-16 sale to Croatia

Washington is upset that Israel added advanced Israeli-made electronic systems to the F-16s, giving Jerusalem an edge over American planes… Read More

5 years ago

That Time a Crewless RAF Tornado Flew Away After the Navigator Ejected Himself and his Pilot from Their Serviceable Aircraft

We may only imagine the front-seater's feelings as, from his parachute, he watched his Tornado disappearing over the horizon The… Read More

6 years ago

That time two USAF F-15s intercepted a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 in German Airspace: the Story of the Fourth of July Alpha Scramble

'The expression "Houston, we have a problem!" would fit perfectly here. "JD" explained that there is a problem — no… Read More

6 years ago

That time two RAF Phantoms shadowed two Soviet Bears over France because French fighters were grounded for Bastille Day celebrations

"I could not avoid a feeling of irritation when I pictured our Mirage colleagues as they attended their Bastille barbecues… Read More

6 years ago

Swiss Air Force plans to retire 27 F-5 fighters this year

The service will be left with 26 active F-5 fighters The Swiss military has indicated of its desire to retire… Read More

6 years ago

That time a RAF Phantom crew jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands

Archie's fingers felt carefully for the in-flight refuelling probe switch. When he operated the switch, Archie and his navigator heard the… Read More

6 years ago

The unknown story of the RAF Phantom crew that intercepted a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner

"Keeping the Phantom in that position for about six or seven minutes, my navigator and I grinned at the cameras,… Read More

6 years ago

Meet Poland’s First Female MiG-29 Fighter Pilot

“The aircraft won’t forgive any mistakes. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, we are all… Read More

6 years ago

Swiss to vote (again) on fighter purchase

The purchasing of new fighter planes has stalled after the Swiss people voted against the acquisition of 22 JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets… Read More

6 years ago

HERE’S HOW YOU COULD SCRAMBLE A VULCAN STRATEGIC BOMBER IN 2 MINUTES

Vulcan aircraft featured a rapid start system to allow the bombers to take-off in very short time to head for enemy… Read More

6 years ago

HERE’S HOW BRAZILIAN MIRAGE FIGHTERS INTERCEPTED AN Il-62 THAT WAS BRINGING CUBAN AMBASSADOR TO ARGENTINA DURING THE FALKLANDS WAR

The two Mirage fighters climbed above the clouds and increased their speed from Mach 0.98 to Mach 1.15, while both… Read More

6 years ago