Cuban Missile Crisis

Can you name them all? The 22 different types of aircraft operational in the USAF in 1956 fly in a single formation.

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… Read More

5 years ago

The unknown story of the U-2 flight that went lost over the North Pole and nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis

Two Air Defense Command Convair F-102 Delta Dagger interceptors were scrambled to counter the MiG-19s and guide the U-2 home.… Read More

5 years ago

How the U.S. secretly tested the A-12 RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis

During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, nineteen SA-2 missile sites were constructed on the island supported by P-14 "Tall King"… Read More

5 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT WHY THE 60-YEAR-OLD U-2 INTELLIGENCE AIRCRAFT IS STILL SO RELEVANT FOR THE U.S AIR FORCE

Its flight characteristics combine to earn the U-2 a widely accepted title as the most difficult aircraft in the world to… Read More

7 years ago