wild weasel


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wild weasel

A general term for a dedicated EW (electronic warfare) platform based on a combat aircraft airframe. The term is more often used for Phantom F-4 ECM aircraft.
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Iron Hand strikes typically consisted of a Wild Weasel leading four F-105s heavily laden with bombs or rockets or both for pasting the SAM sites.
When the enemy turns on its radar, the Wild Weasels find it.
Eason's deputy director, Ken Boyd, adds that Arco has not disclosed enough geological information on Kuvlum or Wild Weasel to make a final judgment.
Most important, I doubt there is anywhere an account of Wild Weasel activity at the operator's level in this war that is as enlightening.
Pierre was a charter member of several military associations, including the Society of Wild Weasels, which he helped to create in 1967, and the AOC.
To his left is General James McInerney, a long-time Wild Weasel operator.
His subject was "F-4 Wild Weasel, the Technical Challenge.
Al "Mike" Michael, a Wild Weasel EWO, who with his pilot Maj.
Well, let me tell you that the B-52 Stratafortress, EA-6B Prowler, F-4D Wild Weasel and F/A-18 Hornet are not just toys, they're TOYS
45) The first four aircraft that received the radar modifications were already equipped with the ER-142 and APR 25/26 Radar Homing and Warning equipment for the Wild Weasel III mission and so became dual-capable for Ryan's Raider night missions as well as day or night SAM-suppression missions.
We were joint Test Project Officers (TPO) for our respective units at Eglin AFB for the initial Wild Weasel I (F-100F) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) program.
Korat's F-105 strike force consisted of a Wild Weasel flight with radio call sign "Warhawk," followed by four strike flights with call signs "Pistol," "Hatchet," "Ozark," and "Crossbow" that were to attack the target in one-minute intervals.