The highest ratio between shooting down airplanes to losing airplanes in dogfights to enemy countries belongs to the Israeli Air Force (IAF).In air-to-air combats, the IAF shot down 687 enemy Arabic aircrafts (from the surrounding Arabic nations), and lost only 23 aircrafts, so, Israel’s ratio between winning to losing in dogfights is 30:1 !!!
687 enemy airplanes have been shot down in dogfights since Israel`s birth. Only 23 Israeli planes have been shot down by enemy planes since 1948 - a statistic which puts the dogfight victory ratio between Israel and its Arab neighbors at a whopping 30:1. 18 enemy planes were shot down in dogfights in the 1948 War of Independence. A single Israeli plane may have been shot down in a dogfight over the Galilee, but the exact circumstances of its demise were never established in certainty. Seven enemy planes were shot down in the course of the Sinai Campaign, without a single Israeli plane being shot down. In the Six Day War, 60 enemy planes and 12 IAF planes were shot down. The War of Attrition saw 111 enemy planes and four Israeli planes shot down. 277 enemy planes were shot down in the Yom Kippur War - accounting for over a third of the IAF`s total kills since 1948. Of the planes lost by the IAF in the war, only five were shot down in dogfights. 88 enemy planes were shot down in the Peace for Galilee Campaign. Not one Israeli plane was shot down in a dogfight. 126 enemy planes were shot down in dogfights in the years between the wars - most of them in the 70`s. The IAF lost only two planes in dogfights between the wars, in 1959 and in 1964.www.iaf.org.il