Tag: SA-6 surface-to-air missile

F-16 down: Scott O'Grady explains how he was shot down over Bosnia
"The missile had blindsided me, coming up through cloud cover be-low. It had struck the plane's underbelly, hitting one of the fuel tanks and cutting my F-16 in two," Capt. Scott O'Grady On Jun. 2, 1995 U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot Scott O'Grady (callsign Basher Five-Two) was flying a standard "two-ship" formation with Bob "Wilbur" Wright (callsign Basher Five-One)...
Bowles, having completed 25 combat missions in 10 weeks, considers Desert Storm to be a career-defining moment Jim Bowles, an Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) program analyst and a former U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Commander, deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1990. In this excerpt taken from a USAF news release written by...