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Can you name them all? The 22 different types of aircraft operational in the USAF in 1956 fly in a single formation.
This photo was taken at the height of the Cold War, the confrontation that dominated the second half of the 20th century. Taken above the coast of Florida overlooking the Gulf of Mexico by LIFE photographer J. R. Eyerman, the cool photo in this post shows the various types of aircraft operational in the U.S. Air...
The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow
“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially. The lead plane aborted takeoff, ran off the runway, and exploded. The wingman went through lead’s flames and then bailed out. Two more airplanes scrambled and were refueled in the air. Those airplanes got lost or collided. The pilots...
A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558
Those who have seen Vulcan XH558 display can’t fail to have been impressed. Few aircraft have had such an impact on air shows in recent years. The following article titled Vulcan display appeared in Issue 7 – Avro Vulcan of Aviation Classic. Vulcan XH558 was the last remaining airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan jet powered delta winged strategic nuclear bomber aircraft...
BUFF driver explains how it was flying the B-52 on a low level training sortie
In 1980s, with the enhancement of the Russian air defense systems, the only way to perform an effective B-52 strike against Soviets was penetrating the target area avoiding the radar detection by performing a low level flight After it became operational in 1955, the B-52 remained the main long-range heavy bomber of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Strategic Air Command...
Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft restored
The work on Tu-144 exterior has been completed while that on the aircraft cabin is yet to begin According to News in Flight, the first stage of restoration of Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft (SST) has recently been completed. As the photo in this post shows the aircraft stands near the building of Kazan Aviation Institute (KAI) on Chetaeva Street...
Exhilarating vintage video provides a unique insight into Harrier V/STOL operations
"The thrill of rising vertically on a column of thrust from a wooded site is an exhilarating experience...whether it's the first time or the hundredth!," Chuck deVlaming, USAF exchange pilot who flew with RAF No. 1 Squadron Harrier jump jets Called Harrier Strike and Survive, the cool promotional video in this post shows how the legendary jump jet was able...
How Kadena's F-15Cs protected the air assets that were trying to find KAL 007 wreckage
Even if the wreckage of KAL 007 had fallen into international waters within the Sea of Japan, Kadena's F-15C Eagles had to protect P-3s that were searching for the airliner's black box data- and voice-recorders from marauding Soviet fighters The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to gain and...
Here's how you could scramble a Vulcan strategic bomber in 2 minutes
Vulcan aircraft featured a rapid start system to allow the bombers to take-off in very short time to head for enemy targets before any incoming weapons destroyed their airbases The gorgeous videos in this post show two scrambles performed by Royal Air Force (RAF) Vulcan strategic bombers. The first footage, called "Scramble in 2 Minutes!", shows a typical Cold War Era scramble...
Cold War Era Phantom fighter jet that set speed record arrives by road at RAF Cosford
Of all the UK’s Phantom fighters, the airframe which arrived at RAF Cosford is perhaps one of the most iconic, known as ‘Black Mike’ due to its unique paint scheme applied by 111(F) Squadron in the late 1980s Taken on Oct. 26, 2017 the interesting photos in this post show a Cold-War F-4 Phantom fighter jet arriving at RAF Cosford...
Col. Bruce Olmstead was assigned to the 55th Wing when his RB-47B reconnaissance jet was shot down on July 1, 1960 Fifty-seven years after he was shot down by the Soviet Union and later imprisoned for seven months, Col. Bruce Olmstead will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Jul. 27. The former RB-47 co-pilot died last October. Olmstead was assigned...

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