Cold War Era

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The story of the Su-25 formation that simulated a single transport aircraft and performed a daring strike against Mujahedeen in Pakistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Su-25 formation that simulated a single transport aircraft and performed a daring strike against Mujahedeen in Pakistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
A quick look at the F-107A Ultra Sabre, the Century Series fighter that never was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
A QUICK LOOK AT THE F-107A ULTRA SABRE, THE CENTURY SERIES FIGHTER THAT NEVER WAS
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Did you know the F-14 Tomcat was meant to be ‘Bombcat’ from the beginning of its development?
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Did you know the F-14 Tomcat was meant to be ‘Bombcat’ from the beginning of its development?
Former USAF F-4 pilot explains why he was punished for doing a Smooth Emergency Landing after one of his Phantom II’s engines exploded
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Former USAF F-4 pilot explains why he was punished for doing a Smooth Emergency Landing after one of his Phantom II’s engines exploded
Royal Norwegian Air Force to shut down Bodø Air Base and to retire F-16 jet fighters on January 6
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Royal Norwegian Air Force to shut down Bodø Air Base and to retire F-16 jet fighters on January 6
Falcon Frustration: the F-4D, the AIM-4D and the mission that prevented Robin Olds from becoming a jet ace
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
Falcon Frustration: the F-4D, the AIM-4D and the mission that prevented Robin Olds from becoming a jet ace
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
SR-71 pilot explains how he was able to land his Blackbird after it suffered a Double Engine Compressor Stall
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot explains how he was able to land his Blackbird after it suffered a Double Engine Compressor Stall
The first US Navy ships damaged by air attack since the end of World War II were bombed by two North Vietnamese MiG-17 Pilots (trained by a Cuban Air Force military advisor)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The first US Navy ships damaged by air attack since the end of World War II were bombed by two North Vietnamese MiG-17 Pilots (trained by a Cuban Air Force military advisor)
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
US Navy P-3 NFO tells the thrilling story of a night, anti-submarine patrol flown to track a Soviet sub transiting from Murmansk to the Mediterranean Sea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Uncategorized
US Navy P-3 NFO tells the thrilling story of a night, anti-submarine patrol flown to track a Soviet sub transiting from Murmansk to the Mediterranean Sea
Here’s why the propellers on the B-36 Peacemaker did face backwards
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s why the Propellers on the B-36 Peacemaker did Face Backwards
The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot that scored an AIM-7 Sparrow ‘soft kill’ on an Iranian F-4 attacking a US Navy P-3 and saved the Orion crew
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot that scored an AIM-7 Sparrow ‘soft kill’ on an Iranian F-4 attacking a US Navy P-3 and saved the Orion crew
Did you know the F-104 had not been the only “Widow Maker?” During the Cold War the MiG-19, MiG-21 and F-100 had high accident rates too. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Did you know the F-104 had not been the only “Widow Maker?” During the Cold War the MiG-19, MiG-21 and F-100 had high accident rates too
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
In 1970s Israeli pilots who would have led Operation Opera went to TOPGUN and taught instructors tactics for F-4 versus MiG-21 and One versus Many
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
In 1970s Israeli pilots who would have led Operation Opera went to TOPGUN and taught instructors tactics for F-4 versus MiG-21 and One versus Many
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Philippines has been cleared to buy AH-64E and AH-1Z but has no money to buy attack helicopters
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
Here’s why the USMC deems upgraded versions of the AH-1 Cobra more capable than the AH-64 Apache
Did you know that titanium used to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane came from Soviet Union?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO tells the story of 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
Former F-106 pilot explains why the Delta Dart - although fast and agile - was never used in Vietnam
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
[Updated] Former F-106 pilot explains why the Delta Dart – although fast and agile – was never used in Vietnam
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
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