Cold War Era

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The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The story behind the gun-camera sequences featuring Syrian MiG-21s shot down by Israeli Mirage IIIs
In 1975 USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser and USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided in the Mediterranean Sea. The nickname for the JFK became “The Can Opener.”
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / U.S. Navy
In 1975 USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser and USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided in the Mediterranean Sea. The nickname for the JFK became “The Can Opener.”
Five turning, one not! Rare photo shows B-36 Peacemaker flying with number 3 propeller “feathered”
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Five turning, one not! Rare photo shows B-36 Peacemaker flying with number 3 propeller “feathered”
This RF-101C pilot had his Voodoo hit by ground fire during a dangerous recce mission over North Vietnam but he continued on the photo run until it exploded and crashed
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
This RF-101C pilot had his Voodoo hit by ground fire during a dangerous recce mission over North Vietnam but he continued on the photo run until it exploded and crashed
Israeli Mirage IIIs and Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs Vs Soviet MiG-21s: the day Israeli fighters ambushed Soviet Fishbeds over the Suez Canal
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Israeli Mirage IIIs and Israeli F-4 Phantom IIs Vs Soviet MiG-21s: the day Israeli fighters ambushed Soviet Fishbeds over the Suez Canal
Tomcat 4-Libya 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Qaddafi’s MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
Tomcat 4-Qaddafi 0: how two U.S. Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan MiG-23s over the Gulf of Sidra on Jan. 4, 1989
Former A-7 Corsair II pilot explains what made the iconic SLUF a great attack aircraft
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former A-7 Corsair II pilot explains what made the iconic SLUF a great attack aircraft
The weird story of the USAF F-117A that flew close to the left wingtip of an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 during Operation Desert Shield (and a quick look at pre-Desert Storm Intelligence gathering)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The weird story of the USAF F-117A that flew close to the left wingtip of an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 during Operation Desert Shield (and a quick look at pre-Desert Storm Intelligence gathering)
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop, in full continuous AB to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
The story of the crazy wing-to-wing in-flight refueling procedure of the Soviet Tu-16 Badger medium bomber
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the crazy wing-to-wing in-flight refueling procedure of the Soviet Tu-16 Badger medium bomber
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
The story of the A-6 Intruder that careened out of control across USS Midway flight deck, crashed into parked aircraft and burst into flames nearly starting a catastrophic fire on Yankee Station
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the A-6 Intruder that careened out of control across USS Midway flight deck, crashed into parked aircraft and burst into flames nearly starting a catastrophic fire on Yankee Station
The story of the T-12 Cloudmaker, the 44,000 lb earthquake bomb carried by the B-36 Peacemaker
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Weapons
The story of the T-12 Cloudmaker, the 44,000 lb earthquake bomb carried by the B-36 Peacemaker
The story of the Marine mechanic who stole an A-4M Skyhawk for a joyride
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Marine mechanic who stole an A-4M Skyhawk for a joyride
The story of the Fiat G.91R fighter bombers operated by the Portuguese Air Force in Angola
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Fiat G.91R fighter bombers operated by the Portuguese Air Force in Angola
So Long, Hoover: NASA to retire last flying S-3 Viking
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
So Long, Hoover: NASA to retire last flying S-3 Viking
Here’s why the F-14 Tomcat was a true multirole fighter (and not just a fleet defense interceptor)
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Here’s why the F-14 Tomcat was a true multirole fighter (and not just a fleet defense interceptor)
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