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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 targets before any incoming weapons destroyed their airbases The gorgeous videos in this post show two scrambles performed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Vulcan strategic bombers. The first footage, called "Scramble in 2 Minutes!", shows a typical Cold War Era scramble...
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 the leader and the wingman prepared their air-to-air missiles... During the Falklands war, despite its vicinity to the theatre of war, Brazil never thought to be involved in the conflict. But following the beginning of the hostilities on Apr. 2, 1982...
Initially, F-16A/Bs were proposed but the new plan is to offer C/D models that are deemed surplus with the arrival of the F-35A Flight Global has shed light on how Israel plans to compete in Croatia’s MiG-21 replacement competition using a mix fleet of surplus F-16C/Ds and already-retired F-16A/Bs which it has previously pitched to the Croatian government. Initially, F-16A/Bs were...
RAF Typhoon fighters go supersonic to intercept flight after security hoax
Quick reaction alert RAF Typhoon interceptors were scrambled on Wednesday morning and safely escorted the plane to Stansted Airport near London As reproted by BBC Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets intercepted a Ryanair flight and diverted it to Stansted Airport following a suspected "hoax" security alert. The service explained that quick reaction alert (QRA) Typhoon interceptors were scrambled on...
While the F/A-18D was performing a training sortie along with two F-5 Tigers over France’s Jura region one of its engines stalled but the stall warnings did not activate until 24 seconds later The Swiss military has enlisted the help of U.S. Navy and Boeing to investigate the cause of the crash of an F/A-18D in October, 2015. According to Swissinfo.ch, while...
Even though the Russian aircraft did not violate British territorial airspace, the RAF fighters were scrambled to monitor the Blackjacks since they were in the UK's "area of interest" On Feb. 9, 2017 Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland and RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were scrambled to intercept two Russian Air and Space...
All the Fishbeds operate out of 91st Air Base at Zagreb-Pleso and they are flown by a single unit that is called the "Fighter Squadron" Recently produced by the Croatian Air Force, the cool video in this post (which includes cool GoPro cockpit footage too) shows 91st Air Force Base MiG-21 fighters in action. Noteworthy Croatian Air Force and Air Defence...

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