Giulio wrote:The Mig-25 comes from the times of the Phantom, not of the F-15. I think for an F-15 needs only a Su-27.
There are number of useful books about the subject :
- F-15 Eagle versus MiG-23/25: Iraq 1991
- Iran-Iraq War in the Air 1980-1988
- Arab Migs
- MiG-25 Foxbat and MiG-31 Foxhound
- MIG-25-Guardian of the soviet Borders
- Osprey - Aerospace - Russian Warriors - Sukhoi, Mig And Tupolev
- Soviet-Russian Aircraft Weapons since the world war II
The great problem with these books, they are most of all westerners pov. I need other books from russian authors. in spite of Tom Cooper is one of the most objective westerners, nevertheless, he is american. I don't want to denigrate its work, because its work deserve to be read, and I prefer him to other authors. But its goal is to sell its work to a westerner public.
Iam searching books written by Vladimir iylin but I did not find in english. Iam searching in fact russian authors's pov obviously either in english, or in french. What I don't like to read are israeli authors, as they are all pro west oriented. What could I say about Yefim Gordon, well documented, but I was not really enthusiast by its books.
If you know other books, please suggest us.
Few words about F-15:
What it was said about this aircraft is only hype. Most of the time when US sent F-15 in combat, they are always at least 4 F-15, escorted by a number of F-16. They are always in outnumber situation. It is US Air doctrine combat. When you heard that a F-15 downed another aircraft, at first they are several F-15 and F-16, and they launch several missiles to hope downing a supposed enemy.
It is the same with the F-14. When US Navy sent F-14, they are always escorted by a great number of others fighters, hence they creating an outnumber situation. During the Syrth incident in the 80's, the US sent 6 F-14, and several others escort fighters against only ...2 SU-22. Is the F-15 better than a Mig-23 in dogfight ? It is doubtful, but Mig-23, and Mig-21 already downed successfully several F-15 A, as F-15 downed several Mig-21, and Mig-23. Until now, I've never seen where US technology dominated any air battle.