Cold War Era

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“I didn’t think anything like this could exist”: the hair-raising low level attack on Ahmad al-Jaber airfield conducted by l’Armée de L’Air Jaguars the first day of Operation Desert Storm
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“I didn’t think anything like this could exist”: the hair-raising low level attack on Ahmad al-Jaber airfield conducted by l’Armée de L’Air Jaguars the first day of Operation Desert Storm
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Did you know that as late as the early 1990s, some F/A-18 drivers were routinely losing a 1v1 dogfight against an F-14 because they persisted in flying the Hornet like a supersonic A-7?
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Did you know that as late as the early 1990s, some F/A-18 drivers were routinely losing a 1v1 dogfight against an F-14 because they persisted in flying the Hornet like a supersonic A-7?
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Here’s how two little Dents placed on the Nose of the SR-71 prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s how two little Dents placed on the Nose of the SR-71 prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
The story of B-58 “The Firefly,” the Hustler that set a new Speed Record from New York to Paris before crashing at Le Bourget after doing a Low-Altitude Roll
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of B-58 “The Firefly,” the Hustler that set a new Speed Record from New York to Paris before crashing at Le Bourget after doing a Low-Altitude Roll
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Former Naval Aviator explains how he was able to find the Aircraft Carrier at Night, with no Electronic Transmission, with his Helicopter Low on Fuel
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety
Former Naval Aviator explains how he was able to find the Aircraft Carrier at Night, with no Electronic Transmission, with his Helicopter Low on Fuel
US Navy A-4 pilot explains how he was able to fly his mortally wounded Skyhawk from Haiphong to the Gulf of Tonkin
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy A-4 pilot explains how he was able to fly his stricken Skyhawk from Haiphong to the Gulf of Tonkin
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Vintage Video features VF-124 Gunfighters F-14 Tomcat landing without its port wheel at NAS Miramar
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Vintage Video features VF-124 Gunfighters F-14 Tomcat landing without its port wheel at NAS Miramar
TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
TOPGUN was not as credible of an adversary without the F-16N: why the retirement of the F-16Ns was a blow to the Navy Fighter Weapons School
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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 Fastest known Speed ever Recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
SR-71 pilots explain why flying the Blackbird with just one engine in full afterburner was SR-71 aircrews’ most dangerous operation
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilots explain why flying the Blackbird with just one engine in full afterburner was SR-71 aircrews’ most dangerous operation
US Naval Aviators explain why "a mixed division of F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets was devastating in aerial engagements"
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviators explain why “a mixed division of F-14 Tomcats and F/A-18 Hornets was devastating in aerial engagements”
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
How the F-15 Streak Eagle broke eight time-to-climb world records
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
How the F-15 Streak Eagle broke eight Time-to-Climb World Records
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JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
JA-37 Viggen pilot explains how he was able to carry out the first successful Swedish Air Force intercept of an SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane over the Baltic
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The story of the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl, the Most Secret Program ever developed by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works
Cold War Era / Drones / Military Aviation
The story of the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl, the Most Secret Program ever developed by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works
The story of the North Vietnamese MiG-21 Fishbed fighters tasked to attack USAF EB-66 Destroyer electronic attack aircraft
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the North Vietnamese MiG-21 Fishbed fighters tasked to attack USAF EB-66 Destroyer electronic attack aircraft
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
Did you know the F-14 could go supersonic even with Wings Swept Forward? Former Tomcat Pilot explains how
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Did you know the F-14 could go supersonic even with Wings Swept Forward? Former Tomcat Pilot explains how
The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how TOPGUN selected the F-16N Viper, the adversary aircraft that had the ability to simulate the MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29 and Su-27
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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