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After an A-12 flight specks of insects hoisted from the atomic test explosions in Russia and China were found on the Oxcart windshield
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
After an A-12 flight specks of insects hoisted from the atomic test explosions in Russia and China were found on the Oxcart windshield
Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
U-2 pilot describes how Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow, almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half while flying over Soviet Union
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Did you know that in the 1960s China used the Soviet copy of the B-29 to intercept CIA B-17 and P-2 Spy Flights from Taiwan?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that in the 1960s China used the Soviet copy of the B-29 to intercept CIA B-17 and P-2 Spy Flights from Taiwan?
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Here’s why the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart was the first stealth aircraft
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart was the first stealth aircraft
The story of Adolf Tolkachev, the Phazotron Chief Designer Who Killed Soviet Aircraft Reputation and why the Su-27 proved to be a Poor Air Superiority Fighter in Real Combat
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of Adolf Tolkachev, the Phazotron Chief Designer Who Killed Soviet Aircraft Reputation and why the Su-27 proved to be a Poor Air Superiority Fighter in Real Combat
Feb. 29, 1954: President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly Reveals the YF-12A, the Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Feb. 29, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson publicly Reveals the YF-12A, the Blackbird Mach 3+ Interceptor
The story of the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl, the Most Secret Program ever developed by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works
Cold War Era / Drones / Military Aviation
The story of the D-21 Drone and project Senior Bowl, the Most Secret Program ever developed by the famed Lockheed Skunk Works
Blackbird Vs Oxcart: the story of project Nice Girl, the recon fly off between the SR-71 and the A-12 and why the Blackbird was chosen over the Oxcart
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird Vs Oxcart: the story of project Nice Girl, the recon fly off between the SR-71 and the A-12 and why the Blackbird was chosen over the Oxcart
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he did an emergency landing to a CIA compound in Thailand after a double engine flame out while on a spy mission during the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he did an emergency landing to a CIA compound in Thailand after a double engine flame out while on a spy mission during the Vietnam War
The story of Buddy Brown, the U-2 pilot that took part to O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of Buddy Brown, the U-2 pilot that took part in O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
The urban legend of the brown bag with $30 million in cash delivered to Kelly Johnson to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The urban legend of the brown bag with $30 million in cash delivered to Kelly Johnson to pay for the first six CIA U-2 spy planes
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.
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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.
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