Cold War Era

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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.
The story of SR-71A #61-7959, the only “Big Tail” Blackbird in existence
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of SR-71A #61-7959, the only “Big Tail” Blackbird in existence
The story of the formation of 75 Tu-16 Badger bombers that avoided collision after flying through thick clouds at 990ft during the May Day Parade in Red Square
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the formation of 75 Tu-16 Badger bombers that avoided collision after flying through thick clouds at 990ft during the May Day Parade in Red Square
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From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
The A-12 program was so secret that CIA injected with sodium pentothal the first pilot that bailed out of an Oxcart to interrogate him after the crash
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The A-12 program was so secret that CIA injected with sodium pentothal the first pilot that bailed out of an Oxcart to interrogate him after the crash
The story of Mossad female agents who pretended to be Iraqi MiG-21 pilots’ girlfriends and murdered all of them until they convinced one to fly a Fishbed to Israel
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of Mossad female agents who pretended to be Iraqi MiG-21 pilots’ girlfriends and murdered all of them until they convinced one to fly a Fishbed to Israel
The story of the US Navy F-8 pilots that instructed USAF F-4 crews in ACM, beat them during every engagement and made Robin Olds angry
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy F-8 pilots that instructed USAF F-4 crews in ACM, beat them during every engagement and made Robin Olds angry
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
USMC A-4 pilot tells the story of the badass USAF female GCI controller who helped him and his wingman to win a DACT engagement against two USAF F-15s
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USMC A-4 pilot tells the story of the badass USAF female GCI controller who helped him and his wingman to win a DACT engagement against two USAF F-15s
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO set four speed records flying from L.A. to D.C. in less than 65 minutes during their final flight in the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO set four speed records flying from L.A. to D.C. in less than 65 minutes during their final flight in the Blackbird
Impressive video shows USAF Museum XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber being pushed outside for gallery redesign last October
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Impressive video shows USAF Museum XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber being pushed outside for gallery redesign last October
VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
VF-41 Black Aces F-14 Tomcat crew members who took part in Gulf of Sidra Incident recall the shooting down of Gaddafi Sukhoi Su-22M Fitter fighter bombers
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that ‘gave the birdie’ to a French Air Force Mirage III pilot, lit the afterburners and outran him
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that ‘gave the birdie’ to a French Air Force Mirage III pilot, lit the afterburners and outran him
The F-15N Sea Eagle: in the 1970s McDonnel Douglas proposed a navalized version of the F-15 Eagle but it was never up to the F-14 Tomcat
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The F-15N Sea Eagle: in the 1970s McDonnel Douglas proposed a navalized version of the F-15 Eagle but it was never up to the F-14 Tomcat
Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2 at 1,000 feet at night to outrun Libyan SA-5 Gammon SAMs
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Former F-14 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2 at 1,000 feet at night to outrun Libyan SA-5 Gammon SAMs
Not a single photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2 exists. Here’s why.
Civil Aviation / Cold War Era
Not a single photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2 exists. Here’s why.
The epic story of the KC-135 crew that crossed Vietnam's DMZ and went into a dive to refuel a flamed out F-105
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The epic story of the KC-135 crew that crossed Vietnam’s DMZ and went into a dive to refuel a flamed out F-105
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