Παρασκευή, 8 Απριλίου 2016

Top 11 Biggest Air Battles in War History




Many think of war as either one-on-one combat or trench battle; tending to forget that there were also battles going on above the soldiers’ heads.  Many mid-air skirmishes took place over the years of war.  Here are some of the top air battles in history.

Mihiel Air BattleWorld War I, 1918

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Bekaa Valley Turkey Shoot, 1982

IAF F-15 at Tel Nof Airbase, marked for shooting down two Syrian aircraft
IAF F-15 at Tel Nof Airbase, marked for shooting down two Syrian aircraft

Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, World War II, 1944

Fighter aircraft contrails mark the sky over Task Force 58, June 19, 1944
Fighter aircraft contrails mark the sky over Task Force 58, June 19, 1944

Air Battle over NIS, World War II, 1944

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MIG-29 Vs. Two F-15s, Gulf War, 1991


Black Thursday, MIG Alley, Korean War, 1951

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Second Raid on Schweinfurt, World War II, 1943

Boeing B-17F formation over Schweinfurt, Germany, on Aug. 17, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Boeing B-17F formation over Schweinfurt, Germany, on Aug. 17, 1943. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Battle of El Mansoura, Yom Kippur War, 1973

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Adlertag, World War II, 1940

Flugzeug Messerschmitt Me 110

Ofira Air Battle, Yom Kippur War, 1973

A MiG-17 shot down at Ofira Air Base, Yom Kippur War.
A MiG-17 shot down at Ofira Air Base, Yom Kippur War.

ME-262 Vs. Allied Bombers, World War II, 1945

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ME 262-A

F-15A-658-IAF” by User:Ynhockey – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

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