Why is it that they are/were so ineffective. I dont expect them to be on par with Western standards, but in the 6 Day War, Yom Kippur War, Gulf War, Balkans Wars, ect, theyve been so ineffective they may as well not exist. The Iraqis only got one air to air kill in the gulf war, for example, and in the Yom Kippur War, once the Egyptians left their SAM cover and used fighters instead, they were decimated.
Also, Im curious how effective the north vietnamese airforce was along with the North Korean/Chinese/Russian volunteer airforce was. From what I understand, the 10:1 kill ratio with Sabres and MiGs is heavily skewed.
Also, how effective do you think Iran's airforce would be against the Israelis and possibly americans