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Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that with an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works?
First SR-71 RSO explains why Reconnaissance Systems Officer cockpit had to be rearranged before the Blackbird maiden flight or the USAF would not buy the SR-71
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
First SR-71 RSO explains why Reconnaissance Systems Officer cockpit had to be rearranged before the Blackbird maiden flight or the USAF would not buy the SR-71
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
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”!
Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs division was originally called "Skonk Works." Here’s why it changed the name to “Skunk Works”
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs division was originally called “Skonk Works.” Here’s why it changed the name to “Skunk Works.”
These photos show the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick Darkstar
Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
These photos show the family resemblance between Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and Top Gun: Maverick Darkstar
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘The SR-71 could attain Mach 3.5 but at that speed serious damage to the aircraft might occur,’ former Blackbird Pilot says
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
Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build a Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane today
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t? Here’s why.
Remembering the Lockheed XF-90 “penetration fighter,” the precursor of the F-104 Starfighter that was featured on the cover of the comic book Blackhawk
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Remembering the Lockheed XF-90 “penetration fighter,” the precursor of the F-104 Starfighter that was featured on the cover of the comic book Blackhawk
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
From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
Remembering the Lockheed Sea Shadow, the ship that used the same stealth technology of the F-117 Nighthawk
U.S. Navy / Weapons
Remembering the Lockheed Sea Shadow, the ship that used the same stealth technology of the F-117 Nighthawk
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