Tag: Roland surface-to-air-missile

This A-6E was able to RTB in spite of heavy damage by Iraqi defences the first night of Operation Desert Storm
VA-35's A-6E 'Ray Gun 502' was hit by an Iraqi Roland SAM just as it started dropping its six Mk 83 Snakeyes Taken on Jan. 18, 1991 the impressive photos in this post show VA-35's A-6E 'Ray Gun 502' BuNo 158539 sitting off the runway at Al Jouf, in Saudi Arabia, the morning after having been hit by an Iraqi...
How an Iraqi Airfiled Commander Saved the Lives of two A-6 Crew Members Downed the First Night of Operation Desert Storm
"I'm certain Gen Layth Muneer, the H-3 base commander, saved our lives that night. He kept us safe through the night by keeping us in the base infirmary," Lt Bob Wetzel, Former A-6 Pilot The Grumman A-6 Intruder was the ‘Main Battery’ of carrier aviation throughout the Vietnam War, and it remained in service with the US Navy and US Marine...
ROLAND! Read the story of the F-15E crew that dodged two (very fast) Iraqi SAMs in few seconds
"It is only the size of a dime, but the black words backlit on the square red light jumped at me larger than life - 'SAM'. At the same time my WSO, Maddog, shouted 'ROLAND'!" Capt 'Hacker' Haskin, 4th FW F-15E Strike Eagle pilot The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An...