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KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
Ukrainian F-16s Vs Russian Su-35s: why Vipers with AN/APG-83 AESA radar may hold the advantage in the long-range against Flanker-Es
Military Aviation
Ukrainian F-16s Vs Russian Su-35s: why Vipers with AN/APG-83 AESA radar may hold the advantage in the long-range against Flanker-Es
A-10 Pilot explains how the Mighty Warthog Stacks Up Against MANPADS
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A-10 Pilot explains why MANPADS are like Gollum, the Warthog like Frodo and why the Thunderbolt II is quite survivable against them
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
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The DON'T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The day Clint Eastwood almost drowned after crashing in a US Navy Skyraider off the coast of Northern California
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when Clint Eastwood almost drowned after crashing in a US Navy Skyraider off the coast of Northern California
“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber
Aviation History / Military Aviation
“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the B-17 after their first encounter with a captured Flying Fortress
The Story of Alexander Zuyev, the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Story of the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
The story of when Legendary US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass had a Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Capt Dale Snodgrass Wingman recalls when Snort F-14 Tomcat had a Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
CIWS on board USS Gravely shot down cruise missile fired by Houthis that came within a nautical mile of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
Naval Warfare / Weapons
CIWS on board USS Gravely shot down cruise missile fired by Houthis that came within a nautical mile of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer
The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Former F-4 Crew Members Point Out Phantom’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
F-4 Crew Members Speak about Phantom II’s Issues. And they Explain why they Loved Flying it despite its Flaws.
Jolly Green 22
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
This HH-3E Jolly Green Giant CSAR helicopter RTB with 68 bullet holes, a shot-out windshield and holes through the rotor blades
Czech Air Force buys 24 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters to replace the JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets currently used by the service
Military Aviation
Czech Air Force buys 24 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters to replace the JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets currently used by the service
The story of the US Navy F/A-18 pilot that made a night trap on a carrier having the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (AKA ball) turned off
Aircraft Carriers / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Naval Aviator recalls when an F/A-18 pilot made a night trap on a carrier having the Ball (Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System) turned off
B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Ellsworth AFB temporarily relocate to Dyess AFB
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-1B Lancer strategic bombers from Ellsworth AFB temporarily relocate to Dyess AFB
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