Tag: Sukhoi Su-22

The Day Gaddafi’s Su-22s claimed to have Shot Down a US Navy F-14. And a Libyan Fitter Pilot became a “Tomcat Killer.”
Captain Belkacem Emsik al-Zintani fired a missile and 'destroyed' the F-14, supposedly killing its pilot, Commander Henry Kleeman. In 2016, thirty-five years since the famous Syrte Gulf Incident of Aug. 19, 1981, in which two Grumman F-14 Tomcat interceptors of US Navy (USN) squadron VF-41 'Black Aces' shot down two  Libyan Arab...
Tomcats 2-Fitters 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi's Su-22s over the Gulf of Sidra on Aug. 19, 1981
Kleemann waited about 5 seconds for the Libyan to clear the sun, then pulled the trigger The following article titled Sudden Victory, The Gulf of Sidra Incident of August 1981 and written by LCdr. Joseph T. Stanik, USN (Ret.) appeared in July-August 1996 issue of Naval Aviation News. When Libyan aircraft unsuccessfully attempted to shoot down a U.S. plane conducting reconnaissance...
USS Ronald Reagan carrier scrambles multiple F/A-18s to intercept Russian Tu-95 bombers near North Korea
"The interaction between the U.S. F/A-18s and Russian Tu-95s were safe and professional and it took place more than 80 miles from the carrier," Lt. Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman According to Fox News, Russian nuclear bombers approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) off the coast of North Korea have been intercepted at more than 80 miles from the...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
As the Su-22 climbed after dropping ordnance, Tremel would respond, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile which missed the Fitter. Then Tremel fired another missile, this time an AIM-120 AMRAAM, which shot down the Su-22 As we have previously reported, on Jul. 30, 2017 LCDR Michael "MOB" Tremel, the F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot...
The F-14 Tomcats were fired on by the Libyans, turning what had been a game of cat and mouse into a deadly encounter The more than two-centuries-old relationship between the U.S. and Libya has long been punctuated by moments of unfortunate conflict. In the opening years of the 19th century, the young U.S. Navy battled the Barbary state of Tripoli...
LCDR Tremel admitted that the shoot-down required two missiles Save The Royal Navy had the opportunity to speak with LCDR Michael Tremel, the fighter pilot from VFA-87 who is credited with shooting down the Syrian Su-22 on Jun. 18, 2017 near Tabqah, 20 miles west of Raqqa, after that the attack aircraft had dropped bombs near U.S. backed forces, in...
Interesting video features U.S. NAVAL Naval Aviators describing the shooting down of the Syrian Su-22 Fitter
LCDR Tremel is in front of F/A-18E 'AJ302' BuNo. 168914 that he was flying when he downed the Fitter Brought to my attention by Jared Smith, an aviation expert and a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the unique photo in this post shows LCDR Tremel, the U.S. Naval Aviator from VFA-87 Golden Warriors who shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22...
The AIM-9X is the fifth generation Sidewinder and features a high off-boresight focal-plane array seeker mounted on a highly maneuverable airframe with a greatly improved infrared anti-countermeasures capability No the U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II in this photo is not keeping up foreign relations like Maverick and Goose in the legendary movie Top Gun. Instead F-35C test aircraft CF-2 has been...
The two F/A-18E Super Hornet pilots "did everything they could to try to warn the Fitter away. They did a head-butt maneuver, they launched flares, but ultimately the Su-22 went into a dive and it was observed dropping munitions and was subsequently shot down." Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, Pentagon spokesman The photo in this post shows U.S. Navy F/A-18E BuNo. 168914...
The Su-27 fighter jet approached the RC-135U recon jet “rapidly,” and came within five feet of the American aircraft According to American Military News, U.S. officials have told Fox News that an armed Russian fighter jet “buzzed” a U.S. Air Force (USAF) RC-135U Combat Sent reconnaissance aircraft on Jun 19, 2017 in the Baltic Sea. The accident happened just one day...