VF-111 Sundowners

VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs

VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs

The F-4 Phantom II In response to Navy requirements for a high-altitude interceptor to defend carriers with long-range air-to-air missiles… Read More

2 weeks ago

Alone Vs six MiGs: the legendary Dogfight of Dick “Brown Bear” Schaffert

Schaffert had survived a gruelling ten-minute solo combat with six MiGs — a classic engagement still examined at Topgun decades… Read More

5 years ago

The story of VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam

VF-51 F-4 had one of the most flamboyant Phantom markings to go to sea- what rival squadrons called the "Supersonic… Read More

5 years ago

How North Vietnam’s first ace shot down a VF-111 Sundowners F-8 Crusader

With the controls unresponsive, Capt Wilfred K Abbott pulled the black and yellow handle, rocketing himself out of the doomed F-8. He… Read More

6 years ago

The unknown story of how a U.S. Navy F9F Panther scored the first true air-to-air victory in a jet vs jet engagement

The first air-to-air victory in a jet vs jet engagement The Korean war, that raged for three years from Jun.… Read More

8 years ago