The March 24 engagement between 2 F-15Cs and 2 MiG-29s was numerically even. Also AWACS didn't see the MiGs until the Eagles' picked them up and committed, so the Eagles did not have that advantage . One MiG's RWR wasn't working and the other had an inop. radar; the fight was no contest at all (even with equal pilot skill levels, which wasn't the case).
I seem to remember watching the history channel a while ago and they had an interview with an F-15 pilot who claimed he got into a BVR engagement with a MiG-29. I forget exactly where it was that this was, it may have been also the Balkans.
He claimed he had to fire 3 missiles (the first two missing due to MiG going evasive) at the MiG to kill it before it ever got a chance to fire.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by warningtone:
Patriotic talk is creeping out again,
oh yes everything usa builds flys and trains,
no match , NOT<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>get used to it