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B-58 navigator recalls when his pilot turned in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-58 navigator recalls his pilot turning in his wings after their Hustler went in a nose-high stall during a night training Mach 2 bomb run over Dallas
The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety
The Soviet Su-9 fighters flew better without pilot: the incidents where pilotless Fishpot-Bs landed on their own
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
40 years ago, NATO aircraft operated on German autobahn: the story of the biggest exercise to date to use a highway as improvised airfield
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
40 years ago, NATO aircraft operated on German autobahn: the story of the biggest exercise to date to use a highway as improvised airfield
Here’s why the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R” and why the Blackbird had engine and afterburner fuel control cable pulleys
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know a Blackbird was damaged after its engines were placed in the wrong inlet (So, the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R”)?
Video: the Phinal F-4 Phantom launch from a US Navy aircraft carrier
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Video: the Phinal active duty F-4 Phantom launch from a US Navy aircraft carrier
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when a Corsair II driver used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow A-7 Corsair II pilot used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms that shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms that shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses
In the 1970s the Israeli Air Force picked the F-15 over the F-14 after having evaluated both the Eagle and the Tomcat. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
In the 1970s the Israeli Air Force picked the F-15 over the F-14 after having evaluated both the Eagle and the Tomcat. Here’s why.
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The night carrier landing where a US Navy F-4 had both main landing gear tires blown after snagging the one wire in mid-flight and impacting on top of the third arresting wire
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A nightmare of the worst order: the US Navy F-4 pilot who caught #1 Wire on his RIO last night carrier landing
Tupolev Tu-16 Bomber Crew Member recalls the Training Mission where his Aircraft Dropped a Live Nuclear Bomb
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
Tupolev Tu-16 Bomber Crew Member recalls the Training Mission where his Aircraft Dropped a Live Nuclear Bomb
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when he set 13 acres of Maryland on fire by dumping fuel after one engine exploded during his last Blackbird flight
USAF Deuce pilot recalls how during the few times he broke the sound barrier in the F-102 the cockpit noise level never changed
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF Deuce pilot recalls how during the few times he broke the sound barrier in the F-102 the cockpit noise level never changed
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 / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Meet the F-15N Sea Eagle, the navalized version of the F-15 Eagle that never was because it was rejected in favor of the F-14 Tomcat
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
KC-135s
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former KC-135 crew chief explains how he was able to log 10,000 Flying Hours in the Stratotanker
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