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  1. Hi. This is Curt Dose', pilot of the VF-92 F-4J in question on 10May1972. We were carrying 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders and 4 AIM-7 Sparrows that day with a centerline tank, and this was normal for that '71-'72 cruise. I attempted to fire 4 Sidewinders during the 2 F-4J v 7 MiG-21 engagement. The second Sidewinder fired shot down a MiG-21. The third shot attempt had a miss-fire on he motor and stayed on the airplane. Shots 1 and 4 tracked and exploded but could not manage the final high G turn to intercept. Randy in VF-96 would have had the same 4 + 4, centerline tank configuration. Exciting day!