Military Aviation

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USAF A-10 pilot recalls his job as “Snacko” (Snack Officer) when he got to his first operational squadron

USAF A-10 pilot recalls his job as “Snacko” (Snack Officer) when he got to his first operational squadron

The Snacko In US Air Force (USAF) flying squadrons are busy places. According to BogiDope.com, the pilots who fly there… Read More

10 hours ago

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

G-LOC G-induced Loss Of Consciousness (abbreviated as G-LOC) is a term generally used in aerospace physiology to describe a loss of consciousness… Read More

10 hours ago

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

The F-14 Tomcat Following Grumman's tradition of naming its aircraft after cats, the new F-14 "Tomcat" made its first flight… Read More

1 day ago

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?

The Tu-95V: a special Bear to drop the Tsar Bomba The Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bomber (NATO reporting name: Bear) was… Read More

1 day ago

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.

The Blackbird What aviation geek doesn’t love speed, new technologies, advanced manufacturing methods, and the mysteries of a secret government… Read More

2 days ago

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.

The Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack The Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber and airborne missile platform… Read More

2 days ago

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

Israeli F-4E crews shooting down very low-flying Egyptian Mi-8 helicopters The American-manufactured F-4 Phantom II was used by the Israelis in… Read More

5 days ago

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

The prototype C-17 designated T-1 Recently posted by the National Museum of the US Air Force on its Facebook Page,… Read More

6 days ago

RC-135 Instructor Navigator recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 3 hours after its autopilot failed

The autopilot An autopilot is a system used to control the path of an aircraft. It is often an integral… Read More

6 days ago