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Israel shoots down Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter bomber
According Israeli reports, the incident took place over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The pilot of the Su-24 was killed. On Jul. 24, 2018 the Israeli military shot down a Syrian Sukhoi Su-24 (NATO: Fencer) fighter bomber after it entered Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, raising fears of further military escalation in the region. According Israeli reports, the incident...
The story of Belmont 86, the SR-71 that made an emergency landing in Norway after spying over Murmansk
"My call sign was 'Belmont 86' and my transmissions to approach control were something like this: 'Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, six-zero miles west, declaring an in-flight emergency, request straight-in approach to land on runway zero seven.' 'Belmont 86, say aircraft type, nature of emergency, souls-on-board, and fuel remaining.' 'Bodø Approach, Belmont 86, US Air Force Tactical, engine problem, 2...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
The Senate bill also calls on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to submit to Congress "a plan to remove the Government of the Republic of Turkey from participation in the F-35 program" On Jun. 19, 2018 the Pentagon said that, despite opposition from the U.S. Congress, Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on Thursday during...
This photo shows Israeli F-35 flying over Beirut
Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network According The Times of Israel, the photo in this post shows an Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut. Aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, the picture was apparently leaked to the network. The photograph, shot from a...
Lockheed Martin to deliver first F-35A to Turkey on Jun. 21
The news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air-missiles Lockheed Martin will deliver Turkey’s first F-35A stealth fighter on Jun. 21. Noteworthy as reported by Hurriyetdailynews.com the news comes as the U.S. Congress attempts to derail the process because of the country decision to upgrade its air defense systems...
That time North Korea fired SA-2 SAMs at SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot Maj. Maury Rosenberg and RSO Maj. E. D. McKim were making their final pass on the DMZ, heading southwest, when North Korea fired two Soviet SA-2 SAMs at their aircraft The SR-71, unofficially known as the “Blackbird,” was a long-range, advanced, strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft. The first flight of an SR-71 took place...
Watch Houthis FLIR video of attempted downing of UAE F-16E/F fighters
Although the SAMs missed the F-16E/F fighter jets, they were able to prevent the UAE aircraft from completing their missions Taken on Mar. 26, 2018 the FLIR footage in this post features R-27 air to air missiles deployed by the Houthis as surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) being fired against a flight of two F-16E/F Block 60 fighter jets of the UAE...
Video shows Houthis SAM scoring a hit on RSAF F-15S
The F-15S was badly damaged but managed to return home safely Taken on Mar. 21, 2018, the video in this post shows one of R-27T air to air missiles deployed by the Houthis as a surface-to-air missile (SAM) scoring a hit on a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15S. The Strike Eagle was badly damaged but managed to return home...
Blue-On-Blue! The story of the U.S. Navy F/A-18 that was shot down by a U.S. Army PAC-3 Patriot missile battery during OIF
"The Patriot is by far the most lethal SAM system in the world, and there is no aeroplane in existence that is going to get away from it. The missile itself is also designed to bias its impact on the nose of the aircraft so as to kill the pilot. If a Patriot is fired at your aircraft, you...
How this A-10 was able to RTB after her right engine had been struck by an Iraqi SAM [today the aircraft's damaged cowling is on display at the National Guard Museum]
"This is a true testament to the combat survivability of the A-10," Maj. Gary "Wolfman" Wolf (retired), former A-10 pilot During the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the then 110th Fighter Wing (FW) was flying A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft in direct support of Coalition ground forces. Affectionately known as "Warthog," the A-10 has a well-deserved reputation for toughness...

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