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During WW II SBD Dauntless crews were officially credited with an astonishing 138 aerial victories, 106 of them Zero-sens, but these totals suffer from overclaiming. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
During WW II SBD Dauntless crews were officially credited with an astonishing 138 aerial victories, 106 of them Zero-sens, but these totals suffer from overclaiming. Here’s why.
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Camel pilots explain why the iconic Sopwith fighter was a formidable weapon in the right hands but unforgiving with students
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Camel pilots explain why the iconic Sopwith fighter was a formidable weapon in the right hands but unforgiving with students
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The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
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The Story of the Ki-43 Hayabusa pilot that claimed the shooting down of four USAAF P-38 Lightnings in an air battle that never was
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Story of the Ki-43 Hayabusa pilot that claimed the shooting down of four USAAF P-38 Lightnings in an air battle that never was
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The story of the Hawaiian Air Depot scheme, the most unusual B-17 Flying Fortress livery of World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Hawaiian Air Depot scheme, the most unusual B-17 Flying Fortress livery of World War II
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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
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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
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