Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spine Chilling

Story in the Atlantic via Lucianne about the U.S. Air Force's last Ace.

Colonel Rodriguez scored one of the few air to air kills in the first Gulf War and later a special forces team found the wreck and extracted the last few frames of video from the Iraqi pilot's HUD. The last frame shows an AIM-7 air to air missile about to hit the cockpit.

Missile to the face - the poor guy never knew what hit him.

1 comment:

Phil K said...

Not to quibble as the Colonels accomplishments speak for themselves. However, it is my understanding that he had three air-to-air kills rather than the five needed to qualify as an ace. This is largely because there are very few enemies willing to engage US pilots in the air....