Cold War Era

Hey Geeks! Here you can read all Cold War Era stories published on The Aviation Geek Club site.

USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War

USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War

The USMC RF-4B Phantom II The RF-4B was the US Marine Corps (USMC) photoreconnaissance version of the F-4B Phantom II.… Read More

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C-130 Spare 617 landed safely after the cargo compartment caught fire, 2 ammo pallets exploded mid-air, 87 rounds hit its right side and engines 3 and 4 took 12 rounds of 51-cal shells

C-130 Spare 617 Originally designed by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) as an assault transport able to operate from unpaved airstrips,… Read More

2 days ago

KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather

KC-135 Stratotanker crew providing support of trans-pacific ferry missions As reported by the Carswell Sentinel, a squadron-based newspaper at Carswell… Read More

2 days ago

‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger

Joe “Hoser” Satrapa No dissertation on present-day section tactics, or on naval aviation in general, could be considered complete without… Read More

4 days ago

The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters

The F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117 was developed in response to an Air Force request for an aircraft capable of attacking… Read More

4 days ago

SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird

The MiG-25 Foxbat In the late 1960s, the USSR revealed the existence of the aircraft that appeared to be the… Read More

5 days ago

The Story of the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum

The Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum The interesting clip in this post tells the story… Read More

6 days ago

The exercise where French Mystere IV and Super Mystere B2 fighters outmaneuvered and outclassed US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs

Roger Ball! He was the second of two children and born on 25 January 1940 in Shandon Baptist Hospital in… Read More

7 days ago

When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation

Tsar Bomba On Oct. 30, 1961, the Soviet Union conducted a live test of the most powerful nuclear weapon ever… Read More

7 days ago

Capt Dale Snodgrass Wingman recalls when Snort F-14 Tomcat had a Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm

Dale “Snort” Snodgrass’ After achieving his B.S. in Biology and successfully completing ROTC training, legendary Naval Aviator Dale “Snort” Snodgrass… Read More

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