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USAF F-16 Viper pilot explains why the F-15E Strike Eagle can’t hold a candle to an F-22 Raptor in an up close and personal engagement
Military Aviation
USAF F-16 pilot tells why the F-15E Strike Eagle can’t hold a candle to an F-22 Raptor in an up close and personal engagement
Oregon Air National Guard 142nd Wing unveils first two operational USAF F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets
Military Aviation
Oregon Air National Guard 142nd Wing unveils first two operational USAF F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets
F-104 Starfighter Pilot recalls when he and his Wingman scored five Simulated Kills against an F-15B Eagle in a Single Training Mission
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
F-104 Starfighter Pilot recalls when he and his Wingman scored five Simulated Kills against an F-15B Eagle in a Single Training Mission
USAF A-10 pilot recalls his job as “Snacko” (Snack Officer) when he got to his first operational squadron
Aviation Humor / Military Aviation
USAF A-10 pilot recalls his job as “Snacko” (Snack Officer) when he got to his first operational squadron
From damaged neck discs to being momentarily incapacitated doing a dogfight: US Navy fighter pilot tells how high Gs over many years damaged his body
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
From damaged neck discs to being momentarily incapacitated during a dogfight: US Navy fighter pilot tells how high Gs over many years damaged his body
The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 that crashed while trying to escape from two AIM-54 Phoenix missiles fired by US Navy F-14 Tomcats
F-14 Tomcat / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The story of the Iraqi MiG-23 that crashed while trying to escape from two AIM-54 Phoenix missiles fired by US Navy F-14 Tomcats
Did you know the Tu-95V that released the Tsar Bomba it dropped 621 ft when it was hit by the shock wave of the bomb?
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
Did you know the Tu-95V that released the Tsar Bomba it dropped 621 ft when it was hit by the shock wave of the bomb?
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SR-71 pilot recalls when a Soviet MiG-23 pilot asked him to bring his Blackbird at Vladivostok as a gesture of peaceful relationship. He answered him to forward his request to US state department.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls when a Soviet MiG-23 pilot asked him to bring his Blackbird at Vladivostok as a gesture of peaceful relationship. He answered him to forward his request to US state department.
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Two Tu-160s staged a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Blackjack. But they had to fly with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on both aircraft.
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Two Blackjacks did a flying display for US observers having the first close look at the Tu-160. Both flew with 3 engines because 1 engine failed on each aircraft.
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The Israeli F-4E crew that hit an Egyptian Mi-8 with gunfire and then used the afterburner’s thrust to push the helicopter down into the ground
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Israeli F-4E crew that hit an Egyptian Mi-8 with gunfire and then used the afterburner’s thrust to push the helicopter down into the ground
USMC TAV-8B pilot recalls bringing his jet to airshow in his grandparents’ town. His grandma was pulled out of the way by ground crew because she was standing right where they were parking him.
Airshows / Military Aviation
USMC TAV-8B pilot recalls bringing his jet to airshow in his grandparents’ town. His grandma was pulled out of the way by ground crew because she was standing right where they were parking him.
The story of C-17 T-1, the prototype Globemaster III that appeared in "Transformers," "Iron Man" and more today on display at the USAF Museum
Military Aviation
The story of C-17 T-1, the prototype Globemaster III that appeared in “Transformers,” “Iron Man” and more today on display at the USAF Museum
RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed
F-15E that shot down a Mi-24 helicopter with 2000lb LGB surpasses 15,000 flight hours during combat mission
Aviation History / Military Aviation
F-15E that shot down a Mi-24 helicopter with 2000lb LGB surpasses 15,000 flight hours during combat mission
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17 Ball Turret Gunner explains why he didn’t wear parachute at first and recalls the mission that changed his mind about bringing one down into the belly turret with him
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North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the only Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane hit by a SAM: the day a North Vietnamese SA-2 damaged an A-12 Oxcart
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