Mig-29 vs Navy jets, 2002 Exercise Agile Archer

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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 01:06

An article that may interest some.

https://www.history.navy.mil/content/da ... archer.pdf




Also thoughts from an Eagle driver on fighting the deadly legacy Hornet:

http://terryarmstrong.com/aviation/stories.html
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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 06:18

Did Cdr. Mongilo have the call sign "Mongo"?
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 14:39

Indeed, he is "Mongo".


Here is an interview with Mongo from "Fighter Pilot Podcast", he downed an Iraqi Mig-21 during DS.

https://www.fighterpilotpodcast.com/pod ... -mig-kill/
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Unread post04 Aug 2018, 16:41

For those interested, here is an F/A-18A chart from 1984 (VFA-125 training doc). I assume that load out is 60% internal fuel, 2 Aim-7, 2 Aim-9, full gun ammo.


Since the A model has less thrust (though a tad lighter) than the C Hornet; if you compare it to the GAO max STR of 12.3 dps for the Charlie Hornet (with the -402 engines and Aim-120s vs Sparrows). And note the speed that this is happening at which is around .66 Mach. This should give a G loading of about 5 (remember you are at 15,000ft). I think the 17.8dps ITR is at 6.5G, though the Hornet can take it out a little further to 7.5G. So that number should only improve.
The Ps lines are in a spike (something which F-16 pilots on this site have attested to). The numbers also seem to correspond to other figures for the jet (from the late 1990's); so I think this is the real deal or extremely close.
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