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Tag: Sukhoi Su-22

The Aviation Geek Club yearly summary for 2017 through our top 5 posts
The F/A-18E Super Hornet from VFA-87 Golden Warriors apparently fired two missiles: one AIM-9X Sidewinder from a range of just 0.6 miles which missed the Sukhoi; and then an AIM-120 AMRAAM which shot down the Su-22 As we have reported yesterday, on Jun. 18, 2017, the Pentagon claimed that a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter bomber shot down a...
The Su-22 shot down represents the first air-to-air kill scored by a U.S. Navy aircraft since Operation Desert Storm and the first aerial victory credited to the F/A-18 Super Hornet As reported by Reuters on Jun. 18, 2017, the Pentagon claimed that a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter bomber shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 in the southern Raqqa...