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F-16 Falcon vs F-14 Tomcat Dogfight

Writing by admin on Friday, 2 of November , 2007 at 10:39 pm

Dissimilar air combat training ( DACT ) was introduced as a formal US air combat training during the Vietnam war, following the 9 to 1 kill ratio of North Korean MiGs over US air assets. Thus Topgun was introduced. The idea of the DACT is to place pilots in simulated aerial combat using different types of aircraft ( rather then have them using the same type ) in order to understand the value of knowing the enemy’s weak points. Here is a video of Topgun DACT featuring the US Navy F-16 Falcon versus the F-14 Tomcat . The instructors, flying the Vipers, play the role of aggressors while the students fly the Tomcats. Seems the students still have something to learn. (Read more…)

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Israeli Air Force Dogfights

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 24 of October , 2007 at 7:28 pm

Here are two episodes from the History Channel’s Dogfights series: “Dogfights of the Middle East” and “Desert Aces” . Interviews with the pilots are mixed with excellent graphics and analysis that take you closer than ever before to the great air battles of the modern jet age.

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Best US Navy videos

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 23 of October , 2007 at 5:46 pm

In 2006 the US Navy VAW-116 “Sun Kings” Command and Control Squadron that deploys aboard USS Abraham Lincoln became famous after releasing their version of the “Pump It” music video, by the Black Eyed Peas. The video production started out as a way to fight off boredom on the long patrols but turned out to be quite a hit, with more than a million views on YouTube. The video was also aired on national television. (Read more…)

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TUAF F-16 vs HAF Mirage Dogfight

Writing by admin on Saturday, 20 of October , 2007 at 8:30 pm

Another dogfight between Turkish Air Force and Hellenic Air Force this time from the TUAF pilot’s perspective. A TUAF F-16 Falcon engages a HAF Mirage over the Aegean Sea. HUD footage is combined with a few outside views. Videos like this are quite common, since both sides often engage in aerial combat over the Aegean.

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HAF Mirage vs TUAF F-16 dogfight

Writing by admin on Friday, 19 of October , 2007 at 7:33 pm

HUD image from a Hellenic Air Force (HAF) Mirage 2000 fighter engaged in a dogfight with a Turkish Air Force (TUAF) F-16 Falcon fighter. This happened probably over the Aegean Sea, where pilots from both HAF and TUAF engage in simulated aerial combat. This is an excellent video, because it gives us an idea of what the pilot of the aircraft sees during combat.

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On Deck with the C-130 Hercules

Writing by admin on Thursday, 18 of October , 2007 at 9:30 pm

In November 1963 the C-130 Hercules made history by setting a record for the largest and heaviest airplane landing on a Navy aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier was the USS Forrestal, a US Navy supercarrier named after former Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. The Forrestal was launched on December 11th, 1954, and was the lead ship of her class of aircraft carriers.
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Gulf of Sidra incident, 1989

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 17 of October , 2007 at 12:53 pm

On January 4, 1989, two US F-14 Tomcats downed two Libyan MiG-23 Flogger Es in an engagement that has come to be known as the Gulf of Sidra incident. This was the second Gulf of Sidra incident following the downing of two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 Fitters in August 19, 1981.

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F/A-18 vs MiG-29 Dogfight

Writing by admin on Monday, 15 of October , 2007 at 5:51 pm

On April 17, 2002, the Swiss Air Force invited the German Luftwaffe MiG-29 Fulcrums to a two week exercise, where pilots from both sides were to engage in DACT (Dissimilar Air Combat Training). It was not the first time German MiGs were called upon to confront western pilots with the much feared Russian myth, it was however the first time MiGs were deployed over the Alps. This is an edited video of the action that took place over the mountains. (Read more…)

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60 years since first supersonic flight

Writing by admin on Sunday, 14 of October , 2007 at 9:07 pm

60 years ago, history recorded the first time when a man exceeded the speed of sound in controlled and level flight.

On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager smashed the sound barrier aided by the Bell X-1, the first of many X-planes to come.

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Afghani soldiers fishing with RPGs

Writing by admin on Saturday, 13 of October , 2007 at 6:07 pm

There’s an old saying in my country: “Hunger is the best teacher”. Well, that’s probably true but taking out fish with a RPG is definitely overkill. I know they’re doing it for the fun, but at least they could’ve found a better target for practicing (like an incoming helicopter for example). Anyway, you’ve got to admire the fact that although they have a different culture, they do know how to have a heck of a good time.
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F-16 vs MiG-29 Dogfight

Writing by admin on Friday, 12 of October , 2007 at 6:13 pm

The American F-16 Falcon and the Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum are two amazing planes that have sparked an endless debate as to which one is better. In 1997 USAF’s 457th F-16 squadron trained at Forth Worth alongside German MiG-29s and pilots from both sides engaged in simulated dogfights. This is HUD footage taken from an F-16 combined with a few famous quotes.

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Just a bit of fun

Writing by admin on Wednesday, 10 of October , 2007 at 4:22 pm

If you think you can’t have fun in the Military…think again. Here is a collection of photos taken from all over the world showing just how much fun life can be.
“In the Navy
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the Navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the Navy…”

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The Caspian Sea Monster

Writing by admin on Tuesday, 9 of October , 2007 at 10:44 pm

There is a saying: “If it’s ugly, it’s British; if it’s weird, it’s French; and if it’s ugly and weird, it’s Russian.” On October 18, 1966, the KM Ekranoplan, Russian for Wing-In-Ground effect vehicle ( WIG) flew for the first time. Larger than any other flying craft at the time, the Ekranoplan was nicknamed the Caspian Sea Monster. (Read more…)

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Category: Experimental,Military Aircraft,Navy,Russian Military Aircraft,Russian Navy,Videos

Boeing Bird of Prey

Writing by admin on Monday, 8 of October , 2007 at 9:13 pm

On October 18, 2002, Boeing declassified its secret Bird of Prey during a rollout ceremony at the company’s facility in St. Louis. Named for a spaceship in the science fiction television series Star Trek, this technology demonstrator pioneered revolutionary advances in low-observable (stealth) features, tailless aircraft design, and rapid prototyping techniques.
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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior funny encounter

Writing by admin on Friday, 5 of October , 2007 at 1:39 pm

While out on border patrol, an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior surveillance helicopter came across a couple having sex in a convertible. This funny situation was recorded using the IR camera on board the helicopter. You can hear pilots talk about it over the radio. “We have activity here but I don’t think we really need to report it…. appears to be fornication in a convertible”… Seems the pilots have a lot of fun. Hilarious!!! (Read more…)

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