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The Minerve (i.e. a sort of ‘tricolor B-58 Hustler’) and the French bombers that never were
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Minerve (i.e. a sort of ‘tricolor B-58 Hustler’) and the French bombers that never were
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The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Russia wants to develop a new fighter based on MiG-23 and MiG-27 aircraft. US Navy Operations Specialist explains why it’s not a wise idea.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Russia wants to develop a new fighter based on MiG-23 and MiG-27 aircraft. US Navy Operations Specialist explains why it’s not a wise idea.
That time a former US Navy F-4 RIO undergoing pilot training flew an Unauthorized Engagement with his T-2 against another Buckeye student pilot
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
That time a former US Navy F-4 RIO undergoing pilot training flew an Unauthorized Engagement with his T-2 against another Buckeye student pilot
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when a KC-135Q Stratotanker flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
US Navy F-14 test pilot recalls when his Tomcat was scorched after a Mach 2+ test sortie
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
US Navy F-14 test pilot recalls when his Tomcat was scorched after a Mach 2+ test sortie
Six Turning, Four Burning: The story of how the Iconic B-36 Peacemaker got the Jet Engines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Six Turning, Four Burning: The story of how the Iconic B-36 Peacemaker got the Jet Engines
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VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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
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