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Operation Magic Carpet and the Story of the British Mercenary Pilots who Flew Saudi Lightning Interceptors
Mercenary pilots were originally offered £4,000 annually, a considerable sum of money in 1966; later on they got £10,000! British mercenary pilots flew Saudi Lightnings. Following lengthy negotiation in January 1966 Saudi Arabia signed a contract worth US$154 million with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) and Airwork Services Ltd (UK),...
Here’s how Houthis were able to deploy R-27/R-60/R-73/R-77 Air-to-Air Missiles as SAMs against Saudi-led Coalition Aircraft
Whether any of the missiles fired by Houthis actually scored a hit remains unclear. Released by the Houthi-controlled media on Jan. 7, 2018 the video in this post shows one of their R-27T air-to-air missiles deployed as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) near missing a Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA from No. 55 Squadron.
The strange case of the first kills scored by RSAF (or USAF?) F-15 pilots
Following the interception of radio traffic between the F-15s and the AWACS, Iran later claimed — logically — that the pilots aboard the two Eagles were not Saudis, but Americans The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus some of the aircraft Tactical Electronic Warfare System elements and various sensitive radar modes) and 16 F-15Ds in 1983 under the...
Video shows Houthis SAM scoring a hit on RSAF F-15S
The F-15S was badly damaged but managed to return home safely Taken on Mar. 21, 2018, the video in this post shows one of R-27T air to air missiles deployed by the Houthis as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) scoring a hit on a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15S. The Strike Eagle was badly damaged but managed to return home...
Saudi Arabia could order 48 additional Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters soon
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has signed a memorandum of intent with the U.K. government for 48 Eurofighter Typhoon fighters As brought to our attention by Giulio Cristante, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) could soon field additional Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in fact has signed a...
The controversial kills scored by Saudi F-15s during Operation Desert Storm
It is almost certain that the two Mirage kills scored by RSAF F-15s were driven by a political directive that was designed to draw an Arab nation into the limelight. Existing reports suggest that the F1s came within minutes of being able to engage their targets before they were downed The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) purchased 46 F-15Cs (minus...
Houthis claim they've shot down Saudi Tornado fighter bomber
The two pilots on board the Tornado fighter bomber were safely recovered and brought back to Saudi Arabia According to Reuters a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Tornado fighter bomber which was performing a combat mission in the skies over Saada province in northern Yemen was lost on Jan. 7, 2018. The two pilots on board were safely recovered and brought...

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