I’ve been several times asked what to make of this short video purporting to show a T-38 shooting an F-22 Raptor. Without context, it’s very difficult to say what’s going on. But what’s clear to me is that this is not the end of a full-blown engagement, with the T-38 jock emerging victorious after a close fought fight.
In my personal opinion, this is either some kind of canned drill – heat-to-guns, or defensive perch for example – a “photo-op” from a chase pilot, or an unobserved entry. You can’t fight what you can’t see. But one thing’s for certain:
BFM doesn’t look like that.