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Almost nothing went right: the first unsuccessful B-29 raid on Tokyo (led by former commander of Memphis Belle)
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Almost nothing went right: the first, unsuccessful B-29 raid on Tokyo (led by former commander of Memphis Belle)
Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots across the bow of a Taiwanese squid boat retires after more than 60 years of service
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
He retired after more than 60 years of service: the incredible career of the Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots at a Taiwanese squid boat
"Jackie, we are at Mach 2." " You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Jackie, we are at Mach 2.” ” You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
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The Argentine Air Force wanted to buy F/A-18s or F-16s to replace its A-4 fleet instead had to purchase former USMC Skyhawks and upgrading them to the A-4AR standard
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Argentine Air Force wanted to buy F/A-18s or F-16s to replace its A-4 fleet instead had to purchase former USMC Skyhawks and upgrading them to the A-4AR standard
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The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
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Airman explains why USAF F-4 Crew Members who Ejected two times from a Phantom II were Grounded and Never Flew an F-4 Again
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Airman explains why USAF F-4 Crew Members who Ejected two times from a Phantom II were Grounded and Never Flew an F-4 Again
WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Aviation History / Military Aviation
WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
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Check out this footage featuring the sound of the XF-84H Thunderscreech, the loudest aircraft ever built that Made Ground Crews Throw Up
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Check out this footage featuring the sound of the XF-84H Thunderscreech, the loudest aircraft ever built that Made Ground Crews Throw Up
North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot recalls when his two wingmen were shot down by USAF F-4Cs acting as RF-4Cs in a new tactic devised by Robin Olds four days after Operation Bolo
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes
The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of an F-14 Tomcat CAP mission off the Vietnamese coast flown in preparation for Saigon, South Vietnam evacuation
The story of the NASA F-106 Delta Dart that was struck by Lightning 714 Times
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the NASA F-106 Delta Dart that was struck by Lightning 714 Times
Promoting the Behemoth: The Strategic Air Command Movie and the B-36 Peacemaker-boosting campaign
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Epic video shows B-36 takeoff and landing in James Stewart’s Strategic Air Command Re-edited in 4 K
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The (almost) medieval armor included in Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Legendary fighter pilot Bob Pardo passed away. Here’s the story of when he used his F-4 to push a crippled F-4 to safety.
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