Uploaded on: 9/23/2015
|In `Nam the typical tactic employed by MiG pilots was to stay low while being directed on to the target intercept, where they`d be hard to see visually below cloud cover and lost in the terrain to both radar and sight, and then "pop up" to ambush the target...
GCI ( Ground Control Intercept) Controllers guided the flight on to the correct target path and to the interception until the MiG`s were in range to acquire the enemy aircraft with their limited on-board radar sets. At that point the MiG Pilots would climb out of the ground clutter, engage with missiles and guns, then power into a dive using the ground clutter again for a low altitude escape...
This sort of "hit-and-run" tactic was highly successful and Vietnamese Pilots racked up impressive kill scores through the course of the war...
MiG-21 PFM Fishbed and extras by me
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