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The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept a lone B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.
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The A-12 program was so secret that CIA injected with sodium pentothal the first pilot that bailed out of an Oxcart to interrogate him after the crash
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The A-12 program was so secret that CIA injected with sodium pentothal the first pilot that bailed out of an Oxcart to interrogate him after the crash
The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Clarence “Kelly” Johnson described the first flight of the top secret A-12 Oxcart as “horrible to watch.” Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Clarence “Kelly” Johnson described the first flight of the top secret A-12 Oxcart as “horrible to watch.” Here’s why.
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
The sad story of Tanker 130, the C-130 whose wings fall off during the 2002 fire season
Civil Aviation / Losses and Aviation Safety
The sad story of Tanker 130, the C-130 whose wings fall off during the 2002 fire season
Time to eject! A-12 pilot explains how he was able to bail out safely from his Oxcart after it went into a flat inverted spin
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
This Aircraft was Faster than the SR-71 (Look Closely it’s not a Blackbird)
The True Fastest Speed Ever Reached by a Lockheed Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The True Fastest Speed Ever Reached by a Lockheed Blackbird
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile scored the first ever successful shoot-down of an aircraft
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile Scored the First Ever Successful Shoot-Down of an Aircraft
THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: FRANCIS GARY POWERS U-2 SHOT DOWN
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Francis Gary Powers Jr. reveals exclusive details on the shoot-down of his father’s U-2
How U.S. secretly tested the A-12 RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
How the U.S. secretly tested the A-12 RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis
The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow
The incredible story of the Air America UH-1D Huey that shot down a North Vietnamese AN-2 Colt biplane
Aviation History / Military Aviation
THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE AIR AMERICA UH-1D HUEY THAT SHOT DOWN A NORTH VIETNAMESE AN-2 COLT BIPLANE
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