Cold War Era

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The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
B-1B Bone Vs Tu-160 Blackjack: Equals or Not?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-1B Bone Vs Tu-160 Blackjack: Equals or Not?
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Former US Navy Test Pilot explains why the Super Tomcat 21 would outperform the Super Hornet in every area except Reliability
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Former US Navy Test Pilot explains why the Super Tomcat 21 would outperform the Super Hornet in every area except Reliability
After a Nuclear Weapon Test a B-36 was So Radioactive that it had to be Parked Away from other Peacemaker Bombers at Carswell AFB. It was Scrapped a year later.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
After a Nuclear Weapon Test a B-36 was So Radioactive that it had to be Parked Away from other Peacemaker Bombers at Carswell AFB. It was Scrapped a year later.
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The SR-71 crew that ejected and was whisked away to mayor’s house while USAF frantically looked for them
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird nearly Lost its Nose Section in Flight. A T-38 Talon Chase Plane helped him to safely RTB.
The "Candy Bomber" Col. Gail Halvorsen passes away at 101. He went down in History for his Selfless Acts during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The “Candy Bomber” Col. Gail Halvorsen passes away at 101. He went down in History for his Selfless Acts during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949.
The story of the Black Orions, the P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG with a Sidewinder Missile)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Black Orions, the P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG by means of a Sidewinder Missile)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Air traffic controller tells the story of when he asked for vertical separation to an SR-71 Blackbird crew in conflicting route with a Concorde Supersonic Airliner
Civil Aviation / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Air traffic controller tells the story of when he asked for vertical separation to an SR-71 Blackbird crew in conflicting route with a Concorde Supersonic Airliner
In the 1950s Someone Thought to Attach two B-47 Stratojets to a B-36 Peacemaker: The Story of the B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
In the 1950s Someone Thought to Attach two B-47 Stratojets to a B-36 Peacemaker: The Story of the B-36/B-47 Wing Tip-Tow that Never Was
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
F-105 pilot Merlyn Dethlefsen made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
F-105 pilot Merlyn Dethlefsen made multiple passes to destroy a North Vietnamese SAM site with his Thud heavy damaged by AAA and engaged by MiG-21s
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
F-14 Pilot tells the story of when his Tomcat went Inverted a Few Feet Above the Ground after Takeoff after both Flaps and Slats Failed. Pushing Negative Gs Stopped him from Crashing.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-14 Pilot tells the story of when his Tomcat went Inverted a Few Feet Above the Ground after Takeoff after both Flaps and Slats Failed. Pushing Negative Gs Stopped him from Crashing.
‘We routinely shut down #1 Engine during long range patrols but once a ship thought we were in distress and alerted the USCG.’ P-3 Orion NFO tells an unusual sea story.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
‘We routinely shut down #1 Engine during long range patrols but once a ship thought we were in distress and alerted the USCG.’ P-3 Orion NFO tells an unusual sea story.
In the event of WWIII during the Cold War the Soviets would conduct a 3,000-Aircraft Strike against West Germany for three Times a Day, every Single Day of the Conflict
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
In the event of WWIII during the Cold War the Soviets would conduct a 3,000-Aircraft Strike against West Germany for three Times a Day, every Single Day of the Conflict
Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build a Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane today
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t? Here’s why.
The story of when the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker was fitted with Track-Type Landing Gear to operate from Arctic Staging Bases
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of when the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker was fitted with Track-Type Landing Gear to operate from Arctic Staging Bases
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The tense story of the US Navy F-4 crew who had to eject while flying at high speed, low altitude over North Vietnam
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the F-4 Phantom II pilot that ejected, hit a large boulder and fell 20 feet down after his parachute deflated. He survived and flew in the US Navy for another ten years.
Vulcan Experience unable to progress due to fundraising shortfall
Airshows / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Vulcan Experience unable to progress due to fundraising shortfall
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