The MiG pilot nosed his fighter over, trailing a thick black cloud of smoke.
"We can make it, Colonel," one of the MiG pilots said.
The MiG pilot was good, but not that good.
The MiG pilot watched in frustration as another huge radar target appeared on his scope.
As carefully as he could, the MiG pilot maneuvered his fighter to the left.
The MiG pilots were relatively inexperienced and were poor marksmen.
The MiG pilots suddenly lost their ground-control guidance, but kept maneuvering.
The MiG pilots knew that and would not care to linger.
Big looked away quickly for other bogeys, and didn't see the MiG pilot eject from the wreckage.
I'd like to meet the MiG pilot that can tell the difference between an F-14 and an F-15 in the heat of the battle.