Cold War Era

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F-106 Vs F-4: Six Pilot tells the story of when his Delta Dart Squadron Beat a Phantom II Unit during Scramble Training and explains why the F-106 Scrambled faster than the F-4
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
F-106 Vs F-4: Six Pilot tells the story of when his Delta Dart Squadron Beat a Phantom II Unit during Scramble Training and explains why the F-106 Scrambled faster than the F-4
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he accelerated his Habu at Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy," simulated kill against its Blackbird during a training sortie
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Did you know that the SR-71 Blackbird was so fast that the F-15 Eagle radar couldn’t see it?
On Jan. 19, 1972 US Navy aces Randy Cunningham and Willie Driscoll scored their first aerial kill (it was the first US air engagement against a North Vietnamese fighter in almost two years)
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham tells the story of the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korea
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Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Video shows US Navy F-4B Phantom II falling into the sea after the cable from the Catapult to the Aircraft snapped and the Freed Shuttle came forward breaking the Nose Wheel
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Video shows US Navy F-4B Phantom II falling into the sea after the cable from the Catapult to the Aircraft snapped and the Freed Shuttle came forward breaking the Nose Wheel
No Internal Gun and Smoking Engines: former Topgun pilots explain why US Navy F-4s initially struggled to compete with North Vietnamese MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
No Internal Gun and Smoking Engines: former Topgun pilots explain why US Navy F-4s initially struggled to compete with North Vietnamese MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
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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 of when two Blackbird spy planes Generated Tri-Sonic Booms over Hanoi to signal a POW escape
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot explains how he was able to land his F-15 Baz with One Wing Missing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Israeli Air Force Fighter Pilot explains how he was able to land his F-15 Baz with One Wing Missing
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Did you know that in the 1960s China used the Soviet copy of the B-29 to intercept CIA B-17 and P-2 Spy Flights from Taiwan?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that in the 1960s China used the Soviet copy of the B-29 to intercept CIA B-17 and P-2 Spy Flights from Taiwan?
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Did you know that titanium used to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane came from Soviet Union?
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO’s daughter tells the story of when her father became the first USAF officer to eject from a Blackbird Mach 3+ Spy Plane
How thanks to its only F-4 MiG kill VF-111 Sundowners became the first fighter unit within the US Navy to claim MiG kills with two different types of aircraft
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
How thanks to its only F-4 MiG kill, VF-111 Sundowners became the first fighter unit within the US Navy to claim MiG kills with two different types of aircraft
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
In 1978 this Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 strayed into Soviet airspace. And a Su-15 Flagon attacked it forcing the airliner to crash land.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
In 1978 this Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 strayed into Soviet airspace. And a Su-15 Flagon attacked it forcing the airliner to crash land.
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Here’s why RF-8 pilots were the best US Naval Aviators of all times
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s why RF-8 pilots were the best US Naval Aviators of all times
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 / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘The SR-71 could attain Mach 3.5 but at that speed serious damage to the aircraft might occur,’ former Blackbird Pilot says
Here’s why the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart was the first stealth aircraft
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart was the first stealth aircraft
Former USAF Fighter Pilot explains why Flying across the pond in the F-4 could be miserable, but pond crossings in the F-16 were absolutely wonderful
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Former USAF Fighter Pilot explains why Flying across the pond in the F-4 could be miserable, but pond crossings in the F-16 were absolutely wonderful
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