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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When the enemy turns on its radar, the Wild Weasels find it.
Today's Wild Weasels give enemy surface-to-air missile operators the same "maximum opportunity" offered by their Cold War counterparts two decades before.
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.
Back to the Wild Weasel tactics, which I hope that people would like to hear about.
Unlike the original aircraft that had both Commando Nail and Wild Weasel systems, these six planes did not have the Wild Weasel equipment so they could only fly Commando Nail or conventional bombing missions.
On April 13, 1967, the 388th TFW at Korat sent four of their Wild Weasel III F-105Fs to Yokota AB, Japan, for the "Yokota Mod" to improve their radar display for Ryan's Raider missions.
As the strike force reached its turn point, the Wild Weasel flight, already over the target, began alerting the strike force to SAMs in the area, calling specific SAM sites by their lead designation and using the day's SAM code word, "Football.
My Wild Weasel painting is entitled "Big Brass Ones" and depicts pilot, Maj.
Thompson also devotes quite a bit of time describing the technical aspects of the air war: ECM pods, the Wild Weasel mission, Operation Bolo, the attacks against the Thai Nguyen Iron Works, attacks against the Dourmer Bridge and, finally, against the Phuc Yen MiG base.
Wild Weasels Oct 8-11, 2015, Fairborn, OH Contact: Larry Lemieux
Ten F-4s flew combat air patrol in the objective area, supported by five F-105 Wild Weasels for suppressing surface-to-air missiles (SAM).
That night, I tasked my load crews to load AIM-7 missiles on the aft AERO-7 missile launcher stations of our F-4G Wild Weasels.