Cold War Era

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The Story of the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot that went into a 20-degree dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
That time a KC-135 Stratotanker crew crossed Vietnam DMZ and went into a dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The F-15 that climbed faster than the Saturn V moon rocket: the story of the F-15 Streak Eagle
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Strtofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The “Secret Squirrel Seven’s” Senior Surprise: The B-52 Stratofortress Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The world’s only supersonic gun kill: how a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The world’s only supersonic gun kill: how a USAF F-4E flying at Mach 1.2 gun killed a North Vietnamese MiG-19
The night carrier landing where a US Navy F-4 had both main landing gear tires blown after snagging the one wire in mid-flight and impacting on top of the third arresting wire
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The night carrier landing where a Navy F-4 pilot turned in his wings after blowing his Phantom II main landing gear tires because it snagged the one wire in mid-flight, impacted on top of the third arresting wire
Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Naval Aviator recalls the barricade landing where an F-4 slid off the deck of the carrier after its main landing gear sliced through the bottom cable of the barricade rendering the netting useless
The only two-seat Warthog ever built: the story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The only two-seat Warthog ever built: the story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10)
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
A-12 pilot tells the story of when to keep the Oxcart project secret CIA stored in boxes A-12 spy planes and moved them from Skunk Works production site to Area 51
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the US Navy P-3 pilot who was able to land his Orion with two engines out on the same wing
Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots across the bow of a Taiwanese squid boat retires after more than 60 years of service
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
He retired after more than 60 years of service: the incredible career of the Royal New Zealand Air Force A-4 pilot who fired warning shots at a Taiwanese squid boat
"Jackie, we are at Mach 2." " You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Jackie, we are at Mach 2.” ” You may be at Mach 2 in the front cockpit, but I am only at Mach 1.96 in this cockpit.” Vigilante pilot recalls giving a nearly Mach 2 ride to Jackie Cochran in the A3J
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Weapons
The F-14 Tomcat’s AWG-9 had been the most powerful radar in operational service on combat aircraft until the F-22 Raptor with the APG-77 entered service in 2005. Here’s why.
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
The story behind this photo of USS Austin amphibious transport ship being towed by a CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter
The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum: The story of the XB-52 and YB-52
Sponsored by: Mortons Books
Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RAF Jaguar pilot recalls when he was shot down by a RAF Phantom interceptor
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