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Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
XB-70 pilot recalls when his Valkyrie crashed after an F-104 chase plane collided with its vertical stabilizer
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The C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Jet Airlifter Design. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Jet Airlifter Design. Here’s why.
That time America’s Top Ace Dick Bong fought alone against Nine Japanese Zero Fighters. He shot down two of them and damaged another before safely RTB.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
That time America’s Top Ace Dick Bong fought alone against Nine Japanese Zero Fighters. He shot down two of them and damaged another before safely RTB.
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The German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square: the story of Mathias Rust
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square: the story of Mathias Rust
Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend: Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Happy Birthday to a Flying Legend: Remembering the first Phlight of the Phabulous Phantom
Video shows F-100 pilot crashing after fatal “Sabre Dance”
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Video shows F-100 pilot crashing after fatal “Sabre Dance”
89th Airlift Wing Pilot tells why Gold Medal Enriched Flour was used to remove Scuff Marks of the VC-137C Air Force One
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
89th Airlift Wing Pilot tells why Gold Medal Enriched Flour was used to remove Scuff Marks of the VC-137C Air Force One
Here’s why B-17 “Memphis Belle” was almost called “Little One”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s why B-17 “Memphis Belle” was almost called “Little One”
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The unknown story of the U-2 aircraft that took off from USS Ranger carrier and spied over French Polynesian nuclear test site at Mururoa atoll
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the U-2 that took off from USS Ranger aircraft carrier and spied over French Polynesian nuclear test site at Mururoa atoll
Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
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USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team unveils 50th anniversary paint scheme honoring the original livery worn by YF-16 prototype
Aviation History / Military Aviation
USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team unveils 50th anniversary paint scheme honoring the original livery worn by YF-16 prototype
RAF Controller during Battle of Britain explains why it’s not true that ‘Hurricanes went for the bombers and Spitfires engaged the fighters’
Aviation History / Military Aviation
RAF Controller during Battle of Britain explains why it’s not true that ‘Hurricanes went for the bombers and Spitfires engaged the fighters’
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The story of the Israeli Nesher Fighter, the Mirage 5 Built by Rockwell (and Not by IAI)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Israeli Nesher Fighter, the Mirage 5 Built by Rockwell (and Not by IAI)
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point
The story of how a captured Luftwaffe Fw 190 led to the development of the Spitfire Mk IX, the best close-in fighter of WWII
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of how a captured Luftwaffe Fw 190 led to the development of the Spitfire Mk IX, the best close-in fighter of WWII
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy doesn’t use jet seaplanes like the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy doesn’t use jet seaplanes like the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
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