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How the B-36 Peacemaker bomber survived to five cancellation attempts during its career
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that Catwalks were placed inside its Wings so that Mechanics could Maintain the Engines in Flight
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Remembering Captain Carroll "Lex" Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog and Patriarch of online Aviation Communities
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Remembering Captain Carroll “Lex” Fairfax LeFon, the Founder of Neptunus Lex Blog and Patriarch of online Aviation Communities
The "Other" HMS Endurance: the Royal Navy Ice Patrol Vessel that escaped harm from Argentina's Navy until reinforcements arrived before helping recapture South Georgia
Aviation History / Uncategorized
The “Other” HMS Endurance: the Royal Navy Ice Patrol Vessel that during the Falklands War escaped harm from Argentina’s Navy until reinforcements arrived before helping recapture South Georgia
The incredible story of when 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
The incredible story of when 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 epic story of the F-14 pilot who disobeyed the order to return to the carrier to provide CAS support during the Battle of Roberts Ridge
Aviation History / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The epic story of the F-14 Tomcat pilot who disobeyed the order to return to the carrier to provide CAS support during the Battle of Roberts Ridge
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The Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne was more advanced than today’s AH-64 Apache, but it never went in production. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Helicopters / Military Aviation
The Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne was more advanced than today’s AH-64 Apache, but it never went in production. Here’s why.
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The F4U Division lost off Hawaii and the story of how the iconic Vought Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The F4U Division lost off Hawaii and the story of how the iconic Vought Corsair got the Nickname “Ensign Eliminator”
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Feb. 29, 1954: President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly Reveals the YF-12A, the Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Feb. 29, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly Reveals the YF-12A, the Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor
From World War II B-17 pilot Colin P. Kelly to the “Ghost of Kyiv:” How Legends give Nations hope during Time of War
Aviation History / Military Aviation
From World War II B-17 pilot Colin P. Kelly to the “Ghost of Kyiv:” How Legends give Nations hope during Time of War
The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The Death of Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, the highest-scoring Zerstörer ace of World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Death of Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, the highest-scoring Zerstörer ace of World War II
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The "Candy Bomber" Col. Gail Halvorsen passes away at 101. He went down in History for his Selfless Acts during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The “Candy Bomber” Col. Gail Halvorsen passes away at 101. He went down in History for his Selfless Acts during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949.
The story of the Black Orions, the P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG with a Sidewinder Missile)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Black Orions, the P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG by means of a Sidewinder Missile)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Australian company to restart production of the iconic Albatross flying boat with the improved G-111T Variant
Aviation History / Civil Aviation / Military Aviation
Australian company to restart production of the iconic Albatross flying boat with the improved G-111T Variant
The ‘Saint Valentine's Day Massacre' debacle: The first Corsair combat proved a fiasco with nine American aircraft being lost for a single Zero-sen shot down
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The ‘Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre’ debacle: The first Corsair combat proved a fiasco with nine American aircraft being lost for a single Zero-sen shot down
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The last mission flown by Oberleutnant Oskar Romm, one of the Luftwaffe Expertens to end his war flying the Focke-Wulf FW 190D-9
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The last mission flown by Oberleutnant Oskar Romm, one of the Luftwaffe Expertens to end his war flying the Focke-Wulf FW 190D-9
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
B-17 Pilot William R Lawley Jr brought back his Stricken Fortress in England from a Mission over Leipzig with its Bombs still aboard, 7 Wounded Crew Members and two Engines Ablaze
Aviation History / Military Aviation
B-17 Pilot William R Lawley Jr brought back his Stricken Fortress in England from a Mission over Leipzig with its Bombs still aboard, 7 Wounded Crew Members and two Engines Ablaze
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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