Modern Combats records for jet kills ratio

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  1. Hunter368

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    Here is my question, warning it might be kind of hard to answer, what is the combat kills ratio (air to air kills) for modern jets that have seen combat? I will list a few jets just off the top of my head that have seen combat but by all means add to the list if you can. I do not care so much about different models of each aircraft, you do not have to break it down that much. Say around 1960-present day.

    F-15

    F-16

    Mirage III

    Mirage 2000

    Phantom

    Joe I know you have shown a good deal of knowledge in the past out such things, as well as others here, I hope you can shed some of your knowledge here. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I wonder if that info exists in a form that is useable. F4s for instance surley killed more MiGs in Vietnam than MiGs killed F4s. But "total lost" figures include AAA, SAMs and other losses.
     
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    Good question, but I am sure someone here will know that, its just not me, lol.
     
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    Great thread! Try this site: http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/index.shtml

    I think the F-15 has a combat kill ratio of 104 to 0. There was a rumor that the IAF lost one in air-to-air combat but I've never seen anything to support that.

    The F-16 has a 69-0 combat kill ratio...

    The F-4s varied between 2 to 1 to 12 to 1 during the Vietnam War. Israel shows about a 1.62 to 1 from 1973 on (some of those kills may have been actual SAM kills listed as air-to-air). Now Iran used the F-4 against Iraq and seems to have scored a 2.5 to 1 kill ratio (70 kills aganist 28 losses). i'll keep looking for the Mirages....
     
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    There's many sources that have this broken out but its not going to be totally accurate for many reasons. I know a guy who flew with Robin Olds - he told me he thinks Olds actually had as many as 8 kills during the war but managed to keep it quiet so he could remain in combat - this when he was the CO of the 8th TFW, 1967....
     
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