Cold War Era

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Tomcat Vs BUFF: B-52 pilot recalls the dogfights he and his crew had against US Navy F-14 fighter jets
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Tomcat Vs BUFF: B-52 pilot recalls the dogfights he and his crew had against US Navy F-14 fighter jets
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Remembering the F-16N Viper, the best adversary fighter jet ever flown by the US Navy
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Former F-14 Tomcat RIO sets the record straight on first confirmed MiG-killing F-4 Phantom II of the Vietnam War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Former F-14 Tomcat RIO sets the record straight on first confirmed MiG-killing F-4 Phantom II of the Vietnam War
Sponsored by: Tomcat RIO
F-4 inverted tanker
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
During the Vietnam War a fully loaded USAF F-4 Phantom II went inverted on a tanker at night in a thunderstorm
USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work
The story of the US Navy A-4 pilot that landed with 4 gallons of fuel left without declaring an emergency after falling asleep during a cross-country flight and being awakened by ATC
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former US Naval Aviator explains why the A-4 Skyhawk was the most fun aircraft he ever flew
The Great Shoot-off: US Naval Aviator tells the story of the huge DACT session where many F-14s faced many F-15s (Spoiler: The Tomcats scored a lot of simulated kills against the Eagles)
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The Great Shoot-off: US Naval Aviator tells the story of the huge DACT session where many F-14s faced many F-15s (Spoiler: The Tomcats scored a lot of simulated kills against the Eagles)
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but when it flies at Mach 3 the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The story of the Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion that was damaged in a collision with a Soviet Su-27 Flanker over the Barents Sea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion that was damaged in a collision with a Soviet Su-27 Flanker over the Barents Sea
SR-71 RSO tells the story of when he and his pilot were able to land their crippled Blackbird after it experienced a catastrophic engine failure while flying at Mach 2.88 at 68,000 feet
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time Habu crew chiefs loaded into an SR-71 ladies’ underwear to deploy along with the drag chute upon landing to adjust the attitude of a new Blackbird pilot
During the Korean War Chinese MiG-15 pilot Fan Wanzhang claimed to have shot down 3 USAF F-86s in a dogfight where he fought alone against 8 Sabres
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
During the Korean War Chinese MiG-15 pilot Fan Wanzhang claimed to have shot down 3 USAF F-86s in a dogfight where he fought alone against 8 Sabres
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Preserved [Non-flyable] Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered Runway Excursion during fast taxi run
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Preserved [Non-flyable] Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered Runway Excursion during fast taxi run
The Story of the SR-71 Blackbird that crashed while attempting to land at Kadena AB during extreme crosswinds caused by an oncoming typhoon
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The Story of the SR-71 Blackbird that crashed while attempting to land at Kadena AB during extreme crosswinds caused by an oncoming typhoon
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