It's January 1991 and a USAF pilot is in trouble. An Iraqi MiG has locked on to his plane and is preparing to take him down. The next decision he makes will have to be perfect - or it could be his last. Watch the Full Episode with your FREE trial for Smithsonian Channel Plus by signing up today at 🤍watch.smithsonianchannel.com/ From the Show: Air Warriors: MiG 🤍bit.ly/2M3vrFA
americans love wars so much
Both are fighting for their life under orders trying to defend their country, both knew that that day they very well might not come home, dont make jokes about these guys, they did what they had to, and sadly passed in the process.
A HEAT SEEKING aim-7 huh?
did the us pilots have f22 or what jet?
Highway To The Danger Zone!
Amazing insight and great footage. I wish you wouldn't change the angles so quickly though. Was very hard to keep tabs on what was going on. It seemed like their were times when the pilot was talking about being in danger when the footage was showing him in a good position to strike the MIG.
Honestly, I don’t hate it either of the pilots. They both probably had families and wanted to go home but sadly, only one can make it. They both did what they needed to survive and you can’t fault them for that.
RIP to the Iraqi pilot. He was probably a good man and he made the ultimate sacrifice for his homeland.
If USA makes nuclears a its isn't problem but some other muslim country try to makes nukes its problem,, what a jokes...
USA is the major terrorist of the world from 2nd world war to now.
They keep their country in peace but destroy natural wealth full country like middle east.
Guys, the reason the Iraqi pilot is being mocked in the comments is obvious. Its not that this pilot wasn't a real threat. Its the fact that that part of the world tends to yield a lot of...less than qualified soliders.
I mean just look at the way T■l■b■n behaved when Joe left them billons in aircraft. The fools were too busy literally hanging people from helicopters, to even care about how many of them they were falling out of the sky. Literally. Hence why its not considered a big deal that Joey gave them billions in weapons. Terrorists are not bright. Theyre MORE likely to hurt themselves through incompetence than anyone else..
Imagine losing a dog fight to a Iraqi mig Lol
Camera man 😎😎😎
I feel like his wingman didnt got enaugh credit as he should be
I hate some of the American style documentaries. They repeat themselves so frequently in such short spaces of time.
The U.S pilot saw Top Gun: Maverick before this i guess :D
pretty sure the aim 7 is a sarh missile not ir
Aim7 isn’t heat seeking, is radar operated air to air missile