Wild Weasel aircraft began to be produced in the summer of 1965, after Soviet SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missiles deployed to North Vietnam stunned Pentagon officials with their deadly effectiveness against U.S. fighter aircraft.
Deployment of Soviet surface to air missiles in North Vietnam leads the U.S. Air Force to develop Wild Weasel aircraft.
How dangerous conditions for early Wild Weasel missions sped development of the AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile.
The vital mission of Wild Weasel electronic warfare officers, who were known as "Bears", and the critical importance of good relations between pilots and their EWO.
Practices and tactics used by United States Air Force Wild Weasel crews during the Vietnam War.
New tactics were developed as U.S. Air Force Wild Weasel crews and their Vietnamese opponents gained experience with new technologies.
The introduction of the General Dynamics AGM-78 Standard ARM drastically changed the work of Wild Weasel airmen, making the job much simpler and safer.
Following the 1968 halt of the bombing campaign over North Vietnam, Wild Weasel missions focused on protecting reconnaissance missions over the Ho Chi MInh trail.
In the final stages of the Vietnam War, when President Richard Nixon sent B-52 strategic bombers to strike targets in Hanoi and Haiphong, the Wild Weasels provided protection.