Cuban Missile Crisis

U-2 Vs Corona: why KH-4 satellite failed to provide photographic intelligence during Cuban Missile Crisis while U-2 provided useful Time-critical intelligence

U-2 Vs Corona: why KH-4 satellite failed to provide photographic intelligence during Cuban Missile Crisis while U-2 provided useful Time-critical intelligence

The U-2 and the Cuban Missile Crisis Built in complete secrecy by Kelly Johnson and the Lockheed Skunk Works, the… Read More

3 months ago

The U-2 that crashed in Bolivia after its pilot died suffering hypoxia while overflying Cuba and after US Navy F-4s failed to shoot it down

The U-2 and the Cuban Missile Crisis Built in complete secrecy by Kelly Johnson and the Lockheed Skunk Works, the… Read More

5 months ago

The story of the U-2 shot down that nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis into World War III

The U-2 and the Cuban Missile Crisis Built in complete secrecy by Kelly Johnson and the Lockheed Skunk Works, the… Read More

6 months ago

The story of how the US secretly tested the A-12 Mach 3 Spy Plane RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Testing the A-12 Oxcart RCS. The A-12 was the product of Project Oxcart, a secret military program to develop a… Read More

6 months ago

U-2 pilot recalls when a Soviet submarine nearly fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship almost escalating Cuban Missile Crisis into World War III

A U-2 pilot tells a scary story that took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Built in complete secrecy by… Read More

6 months ago

The story of the USMC EF-10B aircrew that penetrated Cuban airspace and the Skyknight ELINT missions flown during the Cuban Missile Crisis

USMC EF-10B Skyknight over Cuba. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev escalated the military build up of Cuba from April 1962 with… Read More

6 months ago

Former U-2 pilot tells the story of the Soviet submarine that almost fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis

‘Now let me say something about that Cuban Missile Crisis. This is probably as close as this nation has ever… Read More

1 year ago

Former USMC F-4 pilot tells the story of when he and his wingman Nearly Shot Down two Cuban MiG-17s flying over the Keys

“The flight lasted only about 25 minutes, and we landed back at base with only 800 lbs of fuel. Both… Read More

1 year ago

US Navy May Dismantle USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the service’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, at Commercial Yard

Due to a heavy workload at the US Navy’s yard Puget Sound, the service is looking to contract with a… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Soviet 3M Bison bombers that had to nuke Europe if the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into World War III

This was the only occasion when 3M bombers on quick-reaction alert (QRA) duty actually sat armed with nuclear bombs, ready… Read More

2 years ago

The DEFCON System and which levels US Forces have been in the Past

Those of us who are GenXrs clearly remember the film "War Games." We will not rehash that film, but it… Read More

2 years ago

The Tragic Fate of Major Rudolf Anderson: The U-2 shot down that nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis

Major Anderson promptly lost control of his disintegrating U-2, the wreckage of which came down near the village of Veguitas,… Read More

2 years ago

SR-71 Blackbird Vs X-Jet: How the X-Men’s X-Jet Blackbird Compares to the Original SR-71

Featured prominently in both comic books and on the big screen, the X-Men’s X-Jet is heavily inspired by Lockheed’s SR-71… Read More

4 years ago

Voodoo over Cuba: the RF-101 Involvement in the Missile Crisis of October 1962

The RF-8A pilots also cast doubt upon the ability of USAF photo interpreters, and they were annoyed that the USAF… Read More

4 years ago

The True Story Behind the Famous Sequence of Thirteen Days Movie featuring the RF-8 Crusader Low-Level High Speed Run Over Cuba during the Missile Crisis

Recovering at Jacksonville after a mission, each Crusader would receive another 'dead chicken' marking below its cockpit to denote the… Read More

4 years ago

Electric Hustlers and the B-58A’s only Flight over Cuba during the Missile Crisis

Ironically, the B-58A's only operational strategic mission in a conflict situation was a Quick Check reconnaissance flight by aircraft 55-0668… Read More

4 years ago

The RA-5C Vigilante’s Flights Over Cuba during the Missile Crisis that Never Were and “Jiffy Soda” Missions

On Oct. 13, 1962 John Fosness, then Vigilante Programme Manager at NAA received a call from the Pentagon at his… Read More

4 years ago