Six Day War

The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War

The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War

The Tu-16 was then hit by one of two missiles fired by two Mirages and attempted to escape in an… Read More

10 months ago

The story of the IAF Skyhawk pilot who shot down two Syrian MiG-17s flying an A-4 fitted with French-designed and Israeli-manufactured 30 mm DEFA Cannon

Dotan squeezed the trigger and fired a long burst into the jet's right wing root. The wing was quickly ripped… Read More

1 year ago

The crazy story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that used its defensive barbettes to strafe Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base during the Six-Day War

Still pursued by the two Mirages, the Tupolev thundered low over the Israeli air base, making a right turn that… Read More

2 years ago

The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs

Al-Masry’s jet was then hit by 30mm cannon fire from one of Mirages and exploded, killing the pilot. It was… Read More

3 years ago

Former Pakistan Air Force pilot decorated for having scored three (unconfirmed) kills against Israeli military aircraft during the Six-Day War passes away

Saif ul-Azam claimed, and was credited with downing 3 Israeli jets in the June 1967 War. His claims remain 'unclear',… Read More

4 years ago

Did you know the former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was a good military pilot? Pt. 2: Nocturnal Il-28 Reconnaissance Sorties over Israel

Between others, in 1959-1960, Mubarak and his unit's Il-28Rs flew a series of nocturnal reconnaissance sorties over Israel: the last… Read More

4 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Two: The Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War

Syria accepted about 32 Soviet advisors, but especially officers of its air force just couldn’t stand the Soviets: one of… Read More

5 years ago

Former Egyptian MiG pilots provide an unprecedented perspective on Six-Day War “pre-emptive” Israeli strike against EAF airfields

'I called him to ask what was happening. He answered, "It's fantastic, they are attacking the dummy planes on the… Read More

5 years ago

MiG KILLER AND SCHOLAR AT THE SAME TIME: HOW A COLLEGE STUDENT SCORED THE FIRST EVER GUN KILL FOR AN ISRAELI F-4 PHANTOM II

Israeli Air Force F-4 fighters The incredible story of the first gun kill scored by an Israeli Phantom. Acquired by… Read More

7 years ago