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The story of how Topgun integrated the F-22 Raptor flights into its syllabus
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of how TOPGUN integrated the F-22 Raptor flights into its syllabus
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The story of the Red Baron's First Aerial Victory
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Red Baron’s First Aerial Victory
During a British raid over the Ruhr in 1943 a Luftwaffe night fighter shot down a RAF Halifax. The resulting huge blast shot down two RAF Stirlings too.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
During a British raid over the Ruhr in 1943 a Luftwaffe night fighter shot down a RAF Halifax. The resulting huge blast shot down two RAF Stirlings too.
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How US Navy aircraft sank Imperial Japanese Navy’s Oite Kamikaze destroyer during Operation Hailstone against the island base of Truk
Aviation History / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
How US Navy aircraft sank Imperial Japanese Navy’s Oite Kamikaze destroyer during Operation Hailstone against the island base of Truk
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Strafing and Skip Bombing: how American A-20 and B-25 bombers beat Japanese destroyers during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Strafing and Skip Bombing: how American A-20 and B-25 bombers beat Japanese destroyers during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea
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World War II Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 Flying Fortress formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Weapons
World War II Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 Flying Fortress formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Did you know Chuck Yeager is the reason why airline pilots sound so bored when talking to passengers through PA system?
Aviation History / Civil Aviation
Did you know Chuck Yeager is the reason why airline pilots sound so bored when talking to passengers through PA system?
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Second Wave
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Second Wave
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“Climb Mount Niitaka:” a detailed description of the First Wave Attack on Pearl Harbor
Aviation History / Military Aviation
“Climb Mount Niitaka:” a detailed description of the First Wave Attack on Pearl Harbor
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The Ki-43 pilot lionized by Japanese as the first to deliberately ram a B-17 likely misjudged the attack approach and hit the bomber
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Ki-43 pilot lionized by Japanese as the first to deliberately ram a B-17 likely misjudged the attack approach and hit the bomber
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P-47 Thunderbolt pilot explains why strafing German trains during World War II was a dangerous business
Aviation History / Military Aviation
P-47 Thunderbolt pilot explains why strafing German trains during World War II was a dangerous business
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The story of the only aerial victory scored by a Royal Australian Air Force Wirraway during World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the only aerial victory scored by a Royal Australian Air Force Wirraway during World War II
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Sidestick of Israeli Air Force F-16A that struck Osirak nuclear reactor during Operation Opera put up for auction
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Sidestick of Israeli Air Force F-16A that struck Osirak nuclear reactor during Operation Opera put up for auction
The day a Turkish F-16C shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft: an in-depth analysis of the infamous November 24, 2015 shooting down that nearly started World War III
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The day a Turkish F-16C shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft: an in-depth analysis of the infamous November 24, 2015 shooting down that nearly started World War III
The story of the B-17D Flying Fortresses that became the first US heavy bombers to perform the trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the B-17D Flying Fortresses that became the first US heavy bombers to perform the trans-Pacific flight to the Philippines
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Untouchable by enemy flak: here's why the B-36 Peacemaker would have been an awesome strategic bomber during World War II
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Untouchable by enemy flak: here’s why the B-36 Peacemaker would have been an awesome strategic bomber during World War II
The day VMF-214 Black Sheep CO Gregory “Pappy” Boyington shot down three Zeros in 60 seconds
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the mission where VMF-214 Black Sheep CO Gregory “Pappy” Boyington shot down 5 Japanese fighters and became “ace in a day”
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