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In 1945 USS Laffey destroyer was attacked by 22 kamikaze, was hit by 6 aircraft and 4 bombs. She survived, was repaired and reactivated.
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
In 1945 USS Laffey destroyer was attacked by 22 kamikaze, was hit by 6 aircraft and 4 bombs. She survived, was repaired and reactivated.
Anatoliy Kvochur, test pilot who ejected 2 seconds Before the Crash of his MiG-29 and first to land a Fulcrum on American soil, passes away
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Anatoly Kvochur, test pilot who ejected 2 seconds Before the Crash of his MiG-29 and first to land a Fulcrum on American soil, passes away
America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
America Strikes Back: the Doolittle Raid caused the Imperial Japanese Navy a tremendous loss of face. Here’s why.
The story of when USAF F-16 fighter jets shot down Five Serb J-21 Jastrebs during Operation Deny Flight
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The story of when USAF F-16 fighter jets shot down Five (not four) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia J-21 Jastrebs during Operation Deny Flight
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B-58 navigator recalls dropping Mark-53 nuclear bomb (without plutonium pit) while flying at 500 feet and at 628 knots, low level recce missions, dinner with Doolittle Raiders and Jimmy Stewart
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-58 navigator recalls dropping Mark-53 nuclear bomb (without plutonium pit) while flying at 500 feet and at 628 knots, low level recce missions, dinner with Doolittle Raiders and Jimmy Stewart
The Minerve (i.e. a sort of ‘tricolor B-58 Hustler’) and the French bombers that never were
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Minerve (i.e. a sort of ‘tricolor B-58 Hustler’) and the French bombers that never were
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The Scaled Composites ARES, the mini A-10 that never was that played the part of the secret Me 263 jet in the movie Iron Eagle III
Aviation History / Military Aviation
USAF Avionics Technician explains why Scaled Composites ARES was like a mini A-10 Warthog
The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
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The day Göring asked German aviation engineers to build the Mosquito: when Reich Marshal went mad because ‘The Wooden Wonder’ attacked Berlin on 10th anniversary of the Nazi Party
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The day Göring asked German aviation engineers to build the Mosquito: when Reich Marshal went mad because ‘The Wooden Wonder’ attacked Berlin on 10th anniversary of the Nazi Party
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Six Turning, Four Burning: The story of how the Iconic B-36 Peacemaker got the Jet Engines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Six Turning, Four Burning: The story of how the Iconic B-36 Peacemaker got the Jet Engines
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
During Operation Allied Force Serbian air defence was able to monitor B-2 stealth bombers but it couldn’t shoot one down (still some personnel believe they managed to bring down one Spirit)
Aviation History / Military Aviation
During Operation Allied Force Serbian air defence was able to monitor B-2 stealth bombers but it couldn’t shoot one down (still some personnel believe they managed to bring down one Spirit)
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
All good things must come to an end: USMC marks graduation of last AV-8B Harrier II pilots
Aviation History / Military Aviation
All good things must come to an end: USMC marks graduation of last AV-8B Harrier II pilots
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
The story of F-14D ‘Felix 101’, the last US Navy Tomcat to ever fly and today displayed outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Aviation History / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of F-14D ‘Felix One’, the last US Navy Tomcat to ever fly and today displayed outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
40 years ago, NATO aircraft operated on German autobahn: the story of the biggest exercise to date to use a highway as improvised airfield
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
40 years ago, NATO aircraft operated on German autobahn: the story of the biggest exercise to date to use a highway as improvised airfield
An in-depth analysis of the rescue operation of Dale Zelko, the F-117 stealth pilot downed during Operation Allied Force
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
An in-depth analysis of the rescue operation of Dale Zelko, the F-117 stealth pilot downed during Operation Allied Force
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