Cold War Era

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USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USMC RF-4B crews explain how thanks to its Speed the Marine Corps recce Phantom II Became the Best Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Vietnam War
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C-130 Hercules
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-130 Spare 617 landed safely after the cargo compartment caught fire, 2 ammo pallets exploded mid-air, 87 rounds hit its right side and engines 3 and 4 took 12 rounds of 51-cal shells
KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
KC-135 Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker low on fuel had to give 6,000 pounds of fuel to an F-4 that failed six approaches to Andersen AFB because of bad weather
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger
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The DON'T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The DON’T ASK and NOYFB patch worn by C-5 crews tasked to bring F-117 aircraft to Area 51: when Nighthawk airframes were secretly transported to the test site via Galaxy airlifters
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SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls the mission where a Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat fired a missile at his Blackbird
The Story of Alexander Zuyev, the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Story of the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
The exercise where French Mystere IV and Super Mystere B2 fighters outmaneuvered and outclassed US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / U.S. Navy
The exercise where French Mystere IV and Super Mystere B2 fighters outmaneuvered and outclassed US Navy F-4 Phantom IIs
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When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
The story of when Legendary US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass had a Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Capt Dale Snodgrass Wingman recalls when Snort F-14 Tomcat had a Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle
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Jolly Green 22
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
This HH-3E Jolly Green Giant CSAR helicopter RTB with 68 bullet holes, a shot-out windshield and holes through the rotor blades
USAF F-102 pilot tells the story of when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF F-102 pilot recalls when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa
‘I was 59. My squadron commander was 39.’ Leading jet ace Giora Even-Epstein recalls being the eldest Israeli pilot to fly an F-16
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
‘I was 59. My squadron commander was 39.’ Leading jet ace Giora Even-Epstein recalls being the eldest Israeli F-16 pilot
SR-71 recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
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RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner
The Pilot of This C-130 Landed Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Here’s how the Pilot of This C-130 was able to land Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine
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