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Did you know the Tu-95V that released the Tsar Bomba it dropped 621 ft when it was hit by the shock wave of the bomb?
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
Did you know the Tu-95V that released the Tsar Bomba it dropped 621 ft when it was hit by the shock wave of the bomb?
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Two Tu-160s staged a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Blackjack. But they had to fly with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on both aircraft.
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Two Blackjacks did a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Tu-160. Both flew with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on each aircraft.
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
US Navy Operations Specialist tells why an F-16 armed for the SEAD mission would win against an S-400 SAM most of the time
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US Navy Operations Specialist tells why an F-16 armed for the SEAD mission would win against an S-400 SAM most of the time
That time two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (and cooked the runway when they took off)
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Cold War Era
The story of when two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (They cooked the runway when they took off)
Tactical Action Officer on a US Navy aircraft carrier tells how much time is required to a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier to go to flank speed
Aircraft Carriers / Naval Warfare
Tactical Action Officer on a US Navy aircraft carrier tells how much time is required to a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier to go to flank speed
The Israeli F-4E crew that hit an Egyptian Mi-8 with gunfire and then used the afterburner’s thrust to push the helicopter down into the ground
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Israeli F-4E crew that hit an Egyptian Mi-8 with gunfire and then used the afterburner’s thrust to push the helicopter down into the ground
USMC TAV-8B pilot recalls bringing his jet to airshow in his grandparents’ town. His grandma was pulled out of the way by ground crew because she was standing right where they were parking him.
Airshows / Military Aviation
USMC TAV-8B pilot recalls bringing his jet to airshow in his grandparents’ town. His grandma was pulled out of the way by ground crew because she was standing right where they were parking him.
The story of C-17 T-1, the prototype Globemaster III that appeared in "Transformers," "Iron Man" and more today on display at the USAF Museum
Military Aviation
The story of C-17 T-1, the prototype Globemaster III that appeared in “Transformers,” “Iron Man” and more today on display at the USAF Museum
RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
F-15E that shot down a Mi-24 helicopter with 2000lb LGB surpasses 15,000 flight hours during combat mission
Aviation History / Military Aviation
F-15E that shot down a Mi-24 helicopter with 2000lb LGB surpasses 15,000 flight hours during combat mission
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the only Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane hit by a SAM: the day a North Vietnamese SA-2 damaged an A-12 Oxcart
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
F-14 Tomcat RIO recalls when he and his pilot faced alone 5 gutsy F-4 Phantom IIs and came out on top
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
F-14 Tomcat RIO recalls when he and his pilot faced alone 5 gutsy F-4 Phantom IIs and came out on top
Sponsored by: Tomcat RIO
USAF Airman explains why it will take another year and a half before Ukraine has one fully operational F-16 squadron
Military Aviation
USAF Airman explains why it will take another year and a half before Ukraine has one fully operational F-16 squadron
The A-5 Vigilante variable geometry wings variants that never were (but that paved the way for TFX studies)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The A-5 Vigilante variable geometry wings variants that never were (but that paved the way for TFX studies)
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Imperial Japanese Navy H6K Mavis pilot recalls when a B-17 bomber attacked and nearly shot down his Flying Boat
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Imperial Japanese Navy H6K Mavis pilot recalls when a B-17 bomber attacked and nearly shot down his Flying Boat
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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