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Lightning Vs Spitfire: why the iconic Mach 2 interceptor struggled to win mock dogfights against the legendary WWII plane during the trial flights conducted by the RAF between the two types
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Lightning Vs Spitfire: why the iconic Mach 2 interceptor struggled to win mock dogfights against the legendary WWII plane during the trial flights conducted by the RAF between the two types
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The urban legend of the brown bag with $30 million in cash delivered to Kelly Johnson to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The urban legend of the brown bag with $30 million in cash delivered to Kelly Johnson to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
Here’s the real secret behind P-51B/C/D Mustang’s range
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s the real secret behind P-51B/C/D Mustang’s range
USAF Academy unveils Air Warrior Combat Memorial honoring ace pilot Robin Olds and air power
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USAF Academy unveils Air Warrior Combat Memorial honoring ace pilot Robin Olds and air power
The story of when the US tried to buy three Tu-160 strategic bombers for use as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of when the US tried to buy three Tu-160 strategic bombers for use as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
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Operation Wooden Leg: how the F-15 Baz fighters became bombers and performed the longest air strike in IAF history
Aviation History / Military Aviation
OPERATION WOODEN LEG: HOW THE F-15 BAZ FIGHTERS BECAME BOMBERS AND PERFORMED THE LONGEST AIR STRIKE IN IAF HISTORY
Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda
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The story of the RAF Hurricane pilot who rammed a Luftwaffe Do 17 bomber and saved Buckingham Palace
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the RAF Hurricane pilot who rammed a Luftwaffe Do 17 bomber and saved Buckingham Palace
Robert Powell, the first pilot to clock 1,000 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Robert Powell, the first pilot to clock 1,000 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away
In collaboration with: Osprey Publishing
The forgotten story of when Pan Am evaluated the Concorde and its crews pushed it to Mach 2.6
Aviation History / Civil Aviation
The forgotten story of when Pan Am evaluated the Concorde and its crews pushed it to Mach 2.6
B-52 maintainer explains how heavy maintenance is helping the iconic BUFF to stay in service forever
Aviation History / Military Aviation
B-52 maintainer explains how heavy maintenance is helping the iconic BUFF to stay in service forever
The story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10) the only the only two-seat Warthog ever built
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10) the only two-seat Warthog ever built
The B-58 Mach 2 bomber was Sexy, but Hard to Fly. Here’s why the Hustler was one of the most controversial designs in history of aviation.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The B-58 Mach 2 bomber was Sexy, but Hard to Fly. Here’s why the Hustler was one of the most controversial designs in history of aviation.
When Admiral Yamamoto was shot down Japan didn’t suspect their radio codes were compromised. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
When Admiral Yamamoto was shot down Japan didn’t suspect their radio codes were compromised. Here’s why.
Here’s why Clive Robertson “Killer” Caldwell, the “Top Gun from Down Under,” is the most Australian thing ever
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Here’s why Clive Robertson “Killer” Caldwell, the “Top Gun from Down Under,” is the most Australian thing ever
Remembering the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, USAAF's most disastrous air battle to date.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Remembering the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission, USAAF’s most disastrous air battle to date.
The story of Russian President Vladimir Putin ride in a Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack during a tactical exercise involving the launch of Kh-555 cruise missiles
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of Russian President Vladimir Putin ride in a Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack during a tactical exercise involving the launch of Kh-555 cruise missiles
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