First down


First kill achieved by the F-15 and the IAI 'Kfir'

The first victim of the American air superiority fighter, the F-15, was the Israeli coalition government: the official welcoming ceremony for the three F-15s that landed in Israel in December 1976 ended after the Jewish Sabbath had begun, giving the religious parties grounds for toppling the government.


First kill achieved by the F-16

Look ma, no missile!

About four years after the first F-15s entered service with the IAF, the first multi-role F-16s were welcomed into the 'First Jet' Squadron. A bar three months later - the F-16 squadron was operational. The question on the pilots' minds was the one which has always troubled new squadrons: who would score the first victory?

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