Cold War Era

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The unnerving mission of a B-36 mechanic: hours spent waiting in the wings of a Peacemaker to Maintain the Engines in Flight
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The unnerving mission of a B-36 mechanic: hours spent waiting in the wings of a Peacemaker to Maintain the Engines in Flight
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 with an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The FB-111H/FB-111B/C: the FB-111 armed with 14 SRAMs or 18 AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air long range missiles that never was
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The FB-111H/FB-111B/C: the FB-111 armed with 14 SRAMs or 18 AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air long range missiles that never was
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The Hunt For The Storozhevoy: when Soviets nearly nuked one of their own warships after it was involved in a mutiny
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
The Hunt For The Storozhevoy: when Soviets nearly nuked one of their own warships after it was involved in a mutiny
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
‘It moved like a flash from our 10 o’clock high position to 3 o’clock.’ US Navy F-14 pilot recalls odd UFO sightings he had while flying the mighty Tomcat
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
‘It moved like a flash from our 10 o’clock high position to 3 o’clock.’ US Navy F-14 pilot recalls odd UFO sightings he had while flying the mighty Tomcat
The story of the USAF General who killed the SR-71 program because he was turned down to fly the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the USAF General who killed the SR-71 program because he was turned down to fly the Blackbird
F-8 pilot tells why while RTBing with his Crusader extremely low on fuel after a mock dogfight, on his last day in the Navy, his Biggest Concern was his CO
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-8 pilot tells why while RTBing with his Crusader extremely low on fuel after a mock dogfight, on his last day in the Navy, his Biggest Concern was his CO
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F-14 pilot recalls when he glided his Tomcat from 54,000ft to 33,000ft, for 21 minutes after a dual flameout during a large F-14s Vs F-15s exercise (then the engines restarted)
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
F-14 pilot recalls when he glided his Tomcat from 54,000ft to 33,000ft, for 21 minutes after a dual flameout during a large F-14s Vs F-15s exercise (then the engines restarted)
SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t. Here’s why.
When a B-52 pitched up and collided with a KC-135 over Palomares: the story of the most famous Broken Arrow accident
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
When a B-52 pitched up and collided with a KC-135 over Palomares: the story of the most famous Broken Arrow accident
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
How Swedish Air Force’s underground facilities Inspired the Construction of Bihac (Zeljava) Underground Yugoslav Air Force Base
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
How Swedish Air Force’s underground facilities Inspired the Construction of Bihac (Zeljava) Underground Yugoslav Air Force Base
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The USAF Skyraider pilot who landed his SPAD on a besieged airstrip to rescue another crash-landed A-1 pilot
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The USAF Skyraider pilot who landed his SPAD on a besieged airstrip to rescue another crash-landed A-1 pilot
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US increased B-52 production by 35%
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US increased B-52 production by 35%
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
That time US Navy F-4 crew members stole an A-6 and relocated it in their Squadron’s hangar. It took three days to the Intruder unit to discover that one of their jets had been pinched.
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
That time US Navy F-4 crew members stole an A-6 and relocated it in their Squadron’s hangar. It took three days to the Intruder unit to discover that one of their jets had been pinched.
SR-71 recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Rare but true: that time an SR-71 Crew spotted six soviet fighters trying to intercept their Blackbird during a Barents/Baltic Seas sortie
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The Alraigo Incident: the Day a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Alraigo Incident: the Day a Royal Navy Sea Harrier did an emergency landing on a Spanish Cargo ship
Did you know SR-71 crew members on a moonless clear night could see 3.5 trillion more stars at 80,000 feet than you can on the ground?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know SR-71 crew members on a moonless clear night could see 3.5 trillion more stars at 80,000 feet than you can on the ground?
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