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Reaper Report: March 10, 2003

Date Filed: 03/10/2003
Callsign: Wolfman
A/A Missile kills: 1
A/A Gun kills: 0
A-G Unguided Bomb Kills 0
A-G Guided Bomb Kills 0
A-G Gun Kills 0
Type of Mission 1v1, MiG-25 vs. F-15C
Flight Hours 0.5
Successful Mid-Air Refueling 0
Successful Airfield Landing 0
Successful Off-Field Landing 0
Successful Carrier Trap 0
Flight Report: 1) FLYdude and I flew a very interesting mission.
2) FLYdude flew an F-15C, while I flew a MiG-25 Foxbat.
3) About 30 minutes. I am not quite sure, need to start
timing these things.
4) Well, FLYdude tried his best to shoot me down,
and I tried my best to not let him do it, in BVR combat.
5) The Eagle carried 6 AIM-7s and 2 AIM-9s, while the
MiG carried a mix of R-40 missiles. Since FLYdude kept
the ECM engaged, I had no chance to get a radar lock.
Instead I took the MiG to Mach 2.9 at 75,000 feet, and
ran away. He fired a Sparrow, but after a righthand turn
away from FLYdude, I was out of range. I kept up the
speed around Mach 2.8-3, and he could not intercept
me. After I ran for about 280nm, I turned around, and
noticed his ECM strobe on the radar scope. He had
turned around and was RTB due to low fuel status. I
caught up with him (initial separation well over 100nm),
and with the radar in Quiet mode, fired 2 R-40 IR missiles
to shoot him down. That is how the engagement ended.