MiG Killers

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda – The Aviation Geek Club

The MiGs were so good that in October 1951, they succeeded where the pilots of the Luftwaffe had failed in World War II: they inflicted such losses on the B-29s that the Air Force was forced to abandon daylight bombing missions and use the Superfortresses only at night for the rest of the war. Between …

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

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 Aviation Geek Club

‘The F-14 had incredible superiority in the turn rate and radius over the Su-22, especially because we flew the F-14A Block 95 model with the auto-manoeuvring slats and flaps, which worked phenomenally well,’ Lt Lawrence “Music” Muczynski, former F-14 Tomcat pilot. On Aug. 19, 1981, the famous Sidra Gulf Incident in which two Grumman F-14 …

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 Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs – The Aviation Geek Club

Al-Masry’s jet was then hit by 30mm cannon fire from one of Mirages and exploded, killing the pilot. It was the first MiG-21 shot down in air combat over the Middle East ever. Recently, I discussed that air combat on Jul. 30, 1970, when the Israelis set up an ambush for the Soviets deployed in …

The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

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