Robinson Risner ( "Robbie"). Biography. Fighting. A photo.
Memorable for Robbie's day was December 4 1952 of performing the task, "Sabre" appeared over the base in Anh Tung (China), there are faced with 4-MiGs on me. Risner and his wingman Joe Logan went to the tail of a MiG "and fired, destroying the machine-gun fire canopy Despite this, the pilot of the enemy turned in the opposite direction, but Robbie turned behind him MiG began to maneuver -.. A double reversal, in order to break away from Risner, but it was still stitched queue, and his fighter began to burn:
"The pilot of the aircraft was the most difficult opponent I ever met. When I fired a second turn, he began to dive. And we are at a low altitude was just 2000 feet This Russian was no chance. But he was able to get out of the peak in the mainstream of the river dried up. he really did it! I'm talking about the fact that he was able to get out of a difficult situation! "
End of the wing, almost clinging to the ground, the pilot of the MiG made a few turns at high speed. Risner was trying to catch him in sight, but the Mig managed to go in the opposite turn. He even turned, climbing along the hill, almost touching the bushes, then he turned and went down sharply along the slope.
"I did a double turn (the so-called barrel) and left turn through the wing. He looked at me and shook my fist. Without a doubt, he was one of the greatest pilots who kogda-libo I met. I could name the four. But who would be the first of them - I do not know. "
The battle ended on a Chinese airfield, Risner shot down a MiG latest ammunition. When 2 "Sabre" gained altitude, Joe Logan was hit nazemkoy.
Robbie Risner shot down over Korea MiG 8-15. He participated in the battles in Vietnam, was shot down and there was the Vietnamese captured.
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