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The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Soviet MiG-19 pilot shot down and killed by Soviet SAMs while he was trying to intercept the already destroyed Francis Gary Powers’ U-2
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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.
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The U-2 was developed and deployed in slightly over a year thanks to CIA spymaster Richard Bissell and Lockheed engineer Kelly Johnson (The USAF predicted a six-year development plan)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
USAF predicted a six-year U-2 development plan but thanks to CIA spymaster Richard Bissell and Lockheed Aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson it was deployed in slightly over a year
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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
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Black Orions! The P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG by means of a Sidewinder Missile)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Black Orions! The P-3 Aircraft operated by CIA for Black Flights over China and North Vietnam (one is believed to have Shot Down a MiG by means of a Sidewinder Missile)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
The Unwelcome Guest: the RAF F-105 exchange pilot who landed at Area 51 and spotted the Top Secret A-12 Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Unwelcome Guest: the RAF F-105 exchange pilot who landed at Area 51 and spotted the Top Secret A-12 Blackbird
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
British Secret U-2 operations and the RAF pilots who flew the Dragon Lady on CIA’s behalf during the Cold War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
British Secret U-2 operations and the RAF pilots who flew the Dragon Lady on CIA’s behalf during the Cold War
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The story of how the US secretly tested the A-12 Mach 3 Spy Plane Radar Cross Section during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of how the US secretly tested the A-12 Mach 3 Spy Plane RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis
First U-2 pilot recalls when the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow nearly died and crashed into Red Square after he almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
First U-2 pilot recalls when the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow nearly died and crashed into Red Square after he almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half
Ben Rich recalls when CIA financed the A-12 Oxcart with secret funds and back-door payments to Lockheed with personal checks to Kelly Johnson for more than $1 million
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Skunk Works Director Ben Rich recalls when CIA financed the A-12 Oxcart with secret funds and back-door payments to Lockheed with personal checks to Kelly Johnson for more than $1 million
North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Two Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Planes were Hit by North Vietnamese Air Defenses: one A-12 was hit with shrapnel, another Oxcart was damaged by SAM debris
After an A-12 flight specks of insects hoisted from the atomic test explosions in Russia and China were found on the Oxcart windshield
Aviation History / Cold War Era / SR-71 Blackbird
CIA engineer recalls when specks of insects hoisted from atomic tests in Russia and China were found on an A-12 windshield after an Oxcart mission
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”.
Aviation History / Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of How the U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier flipped off Kelly Johnson, Johnson flipped off in return LeVier and yelled, “U-2” [You Too]!
The story of the A-12CB, the Oxcart Carrier Based Mach 3 Spy Plane that never was
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the A-12CB, the Oxcart Carrier Based Mach 3 Spy Plane that never was
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Last of only six pilots to fly the A-12 for the CIA legendary Oxcart program passed away
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Last of only six pilots to fly the A-12 for the CIA legendary Oxcart program passed away
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