Cold War Era

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Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Suzanna, the Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 that almost sank USS Stark and led to the development of an intelligence-dedicated Boeing 727 used during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The story of the Tupolev Tu-135 Mach 3 bomber, the Soviet XB-70 Valkyrie that never was
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Tupolev Tu-135 Mach 3 bomber, the Soviet XB-70 Valkyrie that never was
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The F-105 pilot who glided his Thud to a safe landing with the fuel gauge reading "empty" after He directed a tanker to another F-105 dangerously low on fuel during a CSAR mission over North Vietnam
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The F-105 pilot who glided his Thud to a safe landing with the fuel gauge reading “empty” after He directed a tanker to another F-105 dangerously low on fuel during a CSAR mission over North Vietnam
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
The story of the Israeli Nesher Fighter, the Mirage 5 Built by Rockwell (and Not by IAI)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Israeli Nesher Fighter, the Mirage 5 Built by Rockwell (and Not by IAI)
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham recalls the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korean War
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham recalls the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korean War
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Former T-39A Pilot tells the story of when a Saudi Prince arrived in the US to buy F-15s pulled out a Roll of $1,000 Bills and asked him how many he needed to pay for the Sabreliner Fuel
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
T-39A Pilot recalls when a Saudi Prince arrived in the US to buy F-15s pulled out a Roll of $1,000 Bills and asked him how many he needed to pay for the Sabreliner Fuel
In 1970s NASA was not allowed to have any SR-71s, yet they received one and they passed it off as YF-12C (with a bogus A-12 tail number)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In 1970s NASA was not allowed to have any SR-71s, yet they received one and they passed it off as YF-12C (with a bogus A-12 tail number)
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Warbirds
Douglas A-4M Skyhawk restored to its former glory by Fleet Readiness Center East at MCAS Cherry Point
Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Tomcat RIO recalls Challenging Long-range Practice Strike where his F-14 flew with an overlooked protective cap on one AIM-9 Sidewinder
Sponsored by: Tomcat RIO
SR-71 pilot explains how to get better gas mileage in a Blackbird flying at Mach 3
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot explains how to get better gas mileage in a Blackbird flying at Mach 3
Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy doesn’t use jet seaplanes like the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Naval Flight Officer explains why the US Navy doesn’t use jet seaplanes like the Martin P6M SeaMaster
Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
The Odyssey of Bat 21, Part One: the most famous EB-66 loss
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Odyssey of Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot recalls when he landed his F-15 with One Wing Missing after a collision with an A-4
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot recalls when he landed his F-15 with One Wing Missing after a collision with an A-4
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how US Army Rangers rescued US students at Grand Anse Campus during Operation Urgent Fury by means of USMC helicopters
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
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