MiG-28! No one’s been this close before!
That was that was the movie Topgun. What you probably don’t know are that the boys and girls of VFC-13 are flying them (F-5N and F-5F) at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. The current Commander is Cdr. Adrian Siebenhaar. His callsign is NOT “VIPER”.
Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC-13) Saints is a US Navy fighter squadron that provides adversary training for U.S. Navy air wings at NAS Fallon, Nevada. VFC-13 uses “Bogey” as its main radio callsign. The Topgun livery is just one of many color schemes that the squadron uses to simulate potential adversaries.
- Russian Frontal Aviation
- Russian Air Defense
- The usual crew of Arabs.
Mikoyan, a Russian aircraft corporation, formerly the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau seems to have skipped the 28. Maybe because of the movie. Here’s a MiG29 of the Ukrainian Air Force.