Cold War

World Famous MiGFlug company canceled all Jet Rides in Russia Due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

World Famous MiGFlug company canceled all Jet Rides in Russia Due to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

“We removed all Russian flights as a consequence about the War in Ukraine,” Philipp Schaer, MiGFlug founder. MiGFlug, the famous… Read More

7 months ago

The “Candy Bomber” Col. Gail Halvorsen passes away at 101. He went down in History for his Selfless Acts during the Berlin Airlift in 1948 and 1949.

Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen, also known as the "Candy Bomber," rocked the wings of his C-54 Skymaster aircraft as he… Read More

8 months ago

In the event of WWIII during the Cold War the Soviets would conduct a 3,000-Aircraft Strike against West Germany for three Times a Day, every Single Day of the Conflict

Essence of the V-FA's plan for fighting the NATO was a 1,000-aircraft strike down every of three major axes over… Read More

8 months ago

The US Navy fighters that crashed while intercepting Tu-16 Badger reconnaissance aircraft

The reconnaissance versions of the Tu-16 saw the most action in the Cold War. In the course of such sorties… Read More

11 months ago

The story of Mathias Rust, the German teenager who landed his Cessna in Red Square

On May 28, 1987, at the height of the Cold War, Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old German teenager, flew a daring… Read More

1 year ago

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… Read More

2 years ago

Yugoslavia chose the MiG-21 over the Mirage III but the conversion to the Fishbed was plagued by problems

A study by the RV i PVO concluded that, `MiG-pilots are not capable of interceptor-operations at speeds above Mach 1.3.'… Read More

2 years ago

#SaveBrunty: online petition is trying to save Cold War Jets preserved at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome

Aviation enthusiast Oliver Burden launched a petition to prevent the loss of irreplaceable UK Aviation History currently preserved at Bruntingthorpe.… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Canberra P.12 all-weather fighter that never was

English Electric designated the Canberra all-weather fighter P.12 and the project brochure stated that a fully equipped prototype could be… Read More

2 years ago

US Military Analyst Explains why B-52 Bombers would have had no trouble getting through Soviet air defenses to their targets during the Cold War

‘As late as the 1980s, PVO was not particularly good at low altitude interception. Frankly, KAL 007 showed the world… Read More

2 years ago

‘Listen to The Doors when I strafe It’s kinda like getting paid to f**k:’ The story of the A-10 Pilot who liked to listen to Rock Music during BRRRRTTTTT runs

Despite being too busy listening to and talking on the radios and not being allowed to carry electronic devices with… Read More

2 years ago

From Bomber to Tanker: a quick look at Mighty Vulcan’s last Operational Role before being Retired from Active Service

As a direct result of the Falklands conflict, the RAF suddenly, had a huge requirement for air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft,… Read More

3 years ago

That Time a CF-104 Pilot Buzzed the Tower of a Luftwaffe C-160 Air Base while Flying His Starfighter at 900 Feet per Second and Less than 100 Feet AGL

‘I did the only thing I could: quickly descended to below control tower catwalk, "stroked" the afterburner, pulled hard left at… Read More

3 years ago

This USMC F-8 Pilot Parachuted from 47,000 Feet Into a Gigantic Storm and Survived.

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rankin fell from 47,000 feet into “one of the most violent storms ever recorded on the… Read More

3 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Four: South Yemeni armed forces – the only ‘true’, Soviet-trained, Soviet-styled armed forces in the Middle East ever

Soviets had no mentality of ‘serving the customer’: they stuffed Arab air forces full of Su-7BMKs armed with R-3 rockets… Read More

3 years ago