Wild Weasel

“Wild Weasel sighted SAM site—Destroyed same.” The story of Wild Weasel’s First Kill

“Wild Weasel sighted SAM site—Destroyed same.” The story of Wild Weasel’s First Kill

The F-100F Wild Weasel After the single-seat, supersonic F-100 fighter entered service in 1954, it developed a high accident rate,… Read More

5 months ago

Wild Weasel EWO explains why the F-4G had a small chance to survive a DACT engagement with the F-15 Eagle but no chance with the F-16 Viper

‘The small chance we had against an F-15 Eagle was gone against the F-16 Viper. Not even putting down the… Read More

1 year ago

F-4G pilot explains how he was able to escort a B-52 Raid during Operation Desert Storm after his flight of Wild Weasels was left without the Support of Tanker Aircraft

As the F-4G crew prepared to take off in ‘Michelob 61’ (F-4G 69 0270, which ended Desert Storm credited with… Read More

1 year ago

The Story of the Effective A-7 Iron Hand Mission that protected the Alpha Strike Launched on May 10, 1972 over North Vietnam

Each A-7 pilot fired one preemptive Shrike, but someone in the group, who had probably forgotten the pre-briefed plan, called… Read More

2 years ago

F-16 that destroyed an SA-3 during operation Northern Watch jettisoned at least one drop tank in residential area in Japan during in-flight emergency

The aircraft involved in the accident is F-16C Block 50D #91-0382 that participated in Operation Northern Watch in the late… Read More

3 years ago

Lockheed Martin to retrofit F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for SEAD/DEAD mission

A structural modification is needed because the F-35 aircraft will be fitted with new munitions and/or sensors to carry out… Read More

4 years ago

Former Electronic Warfare Officer explains why the F-4G was the best Wild Weasel aircraft USAF Has ever Had

“In all ways the F-16 Weasels were technically very inferior to the F-4G, although the F-16 as a fighter outperforms… Read More

4 years ago

SA-3 Vs Viper: The Thrilling Story of an F-16 Wild Weasel Mission Over Serbia

“I had at least two SAMs with my name on them! I was executing a full-up SAM defense when I… Read More

4 years ago

Thud Vs Paul Doumer Bridge: the F-105 Rolling Thunder missions flown against the primary route for supplies being brought into Hanoi from Haiphong and China

When it became clear that Secretary of Defense McNamara was publicly losing faith in the bombing campaign, and wanted to… Read More

4 years ago

The Incredible Story of the KC-135 Flight that Flew Close to Iraq to Refuel F-4G Wild Weasels the First Night of Operation Desert Storm

‘It took courage to continue well past our refueling end point and fly closer to Iraq with CHOCTAW calling bandits… Read More

4 years ago

SR-71 Pilot Tells the Story of When He Buzzed the Tower of Sacramento Airport with Afterburners Lit

‘As we were approaching the tower I rolled the SR-71 up away from it and lit the afterburners. We went… Read More

5 years ago

Supersonic Convertible Thud! The Story of the F-105 Driver who Flew his Aircraft with the Canopy Off at 695 Knots over North Vietnam

“I flipped the manual canopy unlock lever under the canopy rail and the canopy went like it had been blown… Read More

5 years ago

REMEMBERING THE U.S. NAVY F-4G, THE PHANTOM THAT COULD PERFORM AUTOMATIC CARRIER LANDINGS

In 1966 the 12 U.S. Navy F-4G aircraft were to test a new tactical camouflage for embarked aircraft In March,… Read More

6 years ago

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE F-4G WILD WEASEL THAT DODGED 6 SAMs IN FEW SECONDS DURING OPERATION DESERT STORM

"I looked in the direction of the launch indication on the scope and saw a sight I'd never hoped to… Read More

6 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER BUFF GUNNER REVEALS INTERESTING DETAILS ABOUT B-52 “IN HARM’s WAY” INCIDENT

"The Weasel WSO launched the HARM "in the blind" hoping a threat would come up and it would take it… Read More

7 years ago

THUD Vs SAMs: THE F-105F WILD WEASEL AND OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER

Designated F-105F Wild Weasel III, the aircraft replaced the F-100F Wild Weasel I in the summer of 1966 and became… Read More

7 years ago

THIS COOL INFOGRAPHIC GIVES YOU AN OVERVIEW ABOUT THE IMPRESSIVE F-4 PHANTOM II CAPABILITIES

The F-4 Phantom II was the primary fighter-bomber aircraft in the U.S. Air Force throughout the 1960s and 1970s The… Read More

7 years ago