I didn’t noticed that, even in the video my wingman saved my butt downing the MIG-23 which was engaging me.
The one gripe that I have is that the latest release of SF2NA available on thirdwire site (from Jul 2013 IIRC) is kind of broken. I can’t win the campaign in F-14. I tried already on Easy, Medium and Hard campaign difficulty. Each time I get few random missions (intercept a flight of Badgers attacking Keflavik, some CAP etc.) and on 4th-ish mission I get to escort a flight to take out the Kiev task force. Even if every mission is successful I still end up losing the campaign. The end screen notes that Soviets have accomplished their objectives (occupying Iceland I suppose).
I remember that when I bought the game back in 2012 the campaign played fine - it lasted for abput 10+ (or maybe even 20+) missions and I was able to win it.
There is no way to downgrade the recent installer available from official site (it’s pre-patched). I have to dig up that old version, I burned it to a DVD 5 years ago …