Wild Weasel Aircraft

Part 1: The Birth of the Wild Weasel Program

Deployment of Soviet surface to air missiles in North Vietnam leads the U.S. Air Force to develop Wild Weasel aircraft.

Part 2: The Introduction of the AGM-45 Shrike Anti-Radiation Missile

How dangerous conditions for early Wild Weasel missions sped development of the AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missile.

Part 3: Electronic Warfare Officers: The Bad News Bears

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.

Part 4: Wild Weasel Tactics

Practices and tactics used by United States Air Force Wild Weasel crews during the Vietnam War.

Part 5: Electronic Dueling With Enemy Radar Operators

New tactics were developed as U.S. Air Force Wild Weasel crews and their Vietnamese opponents gained experience with new technologies.

Part 6: The Entry of the AGM-78 Standard Anti-Radiation Missile

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.

Part 7: Wild Weasels Over the Ho Chi MInh Trail

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.

Part 8: Providing Escort for B-52 Bombers Over Hanoi and Haiphong

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.