Sukhoi Su-22

The kills scored by USAF F-15C Eagle pilots against IrAF aircraft after Operation Desert Storm Ceasefire

The kills scored by USAF F-15C Eagle pilots against IrAF aircraft after Operation Desert Storm Ceasefire

Post-war CAPs were usually quite uneventful, and the biggest enemy that threatened most F-15C Eagle pilots during this period was… Read More

1 year ago

The weird story of the USAF F-15C Eagle pilot that scored 3 kills during Operation Desert Storm and donated one to his section leader

On Feb. 6, 1991 a section of two F-15Cs were living BARCAP along the Iraq/Iran border when they engaged and… Read More

2 years ago

VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers

‘The F-14 had incredible superiority in the turn rate and radius over the Su-22, especially because we flew the F-14A… Read More

3 years ago

When the Foxbat Feared the Bones: VF-84 F-14s Vs Libyan MiG-25s

Shortly after two Libyan Su-22s were shot down by a section of F-14s led by CO of VF-41 Black Aces,… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

7 years ago

INTERESTING VIDEO FEATURES U.S. 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… Read More

7 years ago

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE F-14 TOMCAT’s FIRST AIR-TO-AIR VICTORY

The F-14 Tomcats were fired on by the Libyans, turning what had been a game of cat and mouse into… Read More

7 years ago

LCDR TREMEL EXPLAINS HOW HE SHOT DOWN THE SYRIAN Su-22 FITTER 

LCDR Tremel admitted that the shoot-down required two missiles Save The Royal Navy had the opportunity to speak with LCDR… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’s A PHOTO OF THE U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR WHO SHOT DOWN THE SYRIAN Su-22 FITTER LAST MONTH

LCDR Tremel is in front of F/A-18E 'AJ302' BuNo. 168914 that he was flying when he downed the Fitter Brought to… Read More

7 years ago

INTERESTING PHOTO SHOWS F-35C FIRING AN AIM-9X SIDEWINDER WHILE INVERTED

The AIM-9X is the fifth generation Sidewinder and features a high off-boresight focal-plane array seeker mounted on a highly maneuverable… Read More

7 years ago

AND HERE’s A PHOTO OF THE VFA-87 F/A-18E FITTER KILLER (ALONG WITH SOME MORE DETAILS ON THE SYRIAN Su-22 SHOT DOWN)

The two F/A-18E Super Hornet pilots "did everything they could to try to warn the Fitter away. They did a… Read More

7 years ago

RUSSIAN Su-27 FIGHTER JET BUZZES USAF RC-135U COMBAT SENT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IN THE SKIES OVER THE BALTIC SEA

The Su-27 fighter jet approached the RC-135U recon jet “rapidly,” and came within five feet of the American aircraft According… Read More

7 years ago

USAF F-15E STRIKE EAGLE SHOOTS DOWN PRO-ASSAD DRONE. ONCE AGAIN.

“The armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it… Read More

7 years ago

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING WHICH U.S. NAVY SUPER HORNET SQUADRON SHOT DOWN THE SYRIAN Su-22 FITTER, HERE YOU COULD FIND THE ANSWER [UPDATED WITH BuNO. OF THE F/A-18E Su-22 KILLER]

The F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-87 Golden Warriors apparently fired two missiles: one AIM-9X Sidewinder from a range of just… Read More

7 years ago

[UPDATED] U.S. NAVY F/A-18 SUPER HORNET SHOOTS DOWN SYRIAN SUKHOI Su-22 ATTACK AIRCRAFT THAT DROPPED BOMBS NEAR U.S. BACKED FORCES

The Su-22 shot down represents the first air-to-air kill scored by a U.S. Navy aircraft since Operation Desert Storm and… Read More

7 years ago