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USAF’s Aggressors

March 4, 2017

From the Air Force Magazine website

Formation of three aggressor F-5E aircraft of the 527th TFTS, RAF Alconbury, U.K., on Jan. 15, 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Formation of three aggressor F-5E aircraft of the 527th TFTS, RAF Alconbury, U.K. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Almost continuously since 1972, the Aggressors have been the Air Force’s in-house sparring partners. These pilots, expert in both US and adversary tactics, give the service’s fighter units a heavy dose of realism in air exercises. Their success is indisputable: Since their founding, no USAF aircraft has lost a dogfight, in dozens of real-world engagements.

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