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Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-58 navigator recalls doing more bomb runs than anyone in the Hustler on one mission, being on nuclear alert during Cuban Missile Crisis
Assistant CIC Officer recalls when after a North Korean MiG-21 shot down a US Navy EC-121, carriers were alerted to support a USAF nuclear strike on Pyongyang
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Assistant CIC Officer recalls when after a North Korean MiG-21 shot down a US Navy EC-121, carriers were alerted to support a USAF nuclear strike on Pyongyang
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
US Navy F-14 pilot recalls when he and his RIO fired six AIM-54 Phoenix missiles against six different targets simultaneously during the six-on-six missile shot test
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Did you know that even though the A-3 Skywarrior didn’t have a bombsight was the most accurate dive bomber during the Vietnam War?
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that even though the A-3 Skywarrior didn’t have a bombsight was the most accurate dive bomber during the Vietnam War?
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Unique SR-71 Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Blackbird’s
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Unique SR-71 Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Blackbird’s
Anatoliy Kvochur, test pilot who ejected 2 seconds Before the Crash of his MiG-29 and first to land a Fulcrum on American soil, passes away
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Anatoly Kvochur, test pilot who ejected 2 seconds Before the Crash of his MiG-29 and first to land a Fulcrum on American soil, passes away
The dogfight where US Navy A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft scored 1 confirmed and 2 probable MiG Kills
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The dogfight where US Navy A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft scored 1 confirmed and 2 probable MiG Kills
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Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Do you feel the need for speed? Watch this video of SR-71 Blackbird J58 Engine tested in full Afterburner
B-52 pilots recall performing the Whifferdill turn during aerial refuelings at 70 Deg bank angle
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-52 pilots recall performing the Whifferdill turn during aerial refuelings at 70 Deg bank angle
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
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO pushed their Blackbird to Mach 3.5 and outran Gaddafi’s SAMs during a BDA flight of Libya in support of Operation El Dorado Canyon
B-58 navigator recalls dropping Mark-53 nuclear bomb (without plutonium pit) while flying at 500 feet and at 628 knots, low level recce missions, dinner with Doolittle Raiders and Jimmy Stewart
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-58 navigator recalls dropping Mark-53 nuclear bomb (without plutonium pit) while flying at 500 feet and at 628 knots, low level recce missions, dinner with Doolittle Raiders and Jimmy Stewart
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
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