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“F-15 Eagle fighters intercept two Soviet MiG-29 fighters.” Photographed over the Bering Sea by Kevin L. Bishop, August 1, 1989.
Larger version. Found via this collection of contrails, booms and vortices.
Posted at 07:50 in Ephemera, Feats, History | Permalink
Incredible. How was the photo taken?
April 20, 2012 at 07:58
Using the gun camera of another F-15 - one of four engaging the MiGs. Apparently, though, it was a friendly welcome. The aircraft were on their way to an international air show.
April 20, 2012 at 08:03
Ahhh.... of course. I should have followed the link.
April 20, 2012 at 08:05
Wow and wow.
April 20, 2012 at 09:09
'Apparently, though, it was a friendly welcome'.
With fast-jet pilots, encounters such as this aren't entirely 'friendly'. In this case it was probably a case of 'Welcome comrades, in the interests of glasnost, to US airspace. Please don't forget that it's ours, and today you're guests'.
It's such an awesome pic. Here's one without contrails.
sackcloth and ashes |
April 20, 2012 at 09:32
I'm astonished at the quality of the shot, if that's from a gun camera!
April 20, 2012 at 10:09
Sanity Inspector |
April 21, 2012 at 19:16
Well, the contrail image lasted as my new desktop for about as long as it took to click on sackcloth and ashes' image of the Eurofighter and the Bear.
Mike James |
April 24, 2012 at 16:06
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