The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.

The night Chinese scrambled 12 MiGs to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.

The MiG-17 The Soviet MiG-17 (NATO code-name "Fresco") was designed to replace the famous MiG-15 of the Korean War. Although… Read More

2 months ago

Here’s how Soviets were able to steal and transport an F-86 Sabre to Moscow during the Korean War

The F-86 Sabre The F-86, the US Air Force's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight in October 1947.… Read More

5 months ago

One F9F Vs Six MiG-15s: the legendary dogfight that made Royce Williams the top-scoring Naval Aviator of the Korean War

Royce Williams and his epic, 15-minute dogfight. On Nov. 18, 1952 an epic, 15-minute dogfight involving three F9F-5s and seven… Read More

6 months ago

The Totskoye Nuclear Exercise, the deadliest military exercise in history where Soviets dropped an atomic bomb on their own soldiers

Just few days before the exercise, the Tu-4 crew members were informed that they would not only drop a live… Read More

9 months ago

The day 18 MiG-15s prevented a formation of TARZON-loaded B-29s to destroy two bridges over the Yalu River

The TARZON First developed in 1946, the enormous VB-13 TARZON offered much greater destructive power than the VB-3 RAZON on… Read More

9 months ago

MiG-15 Fagot warbird loses canopy after taking off during the Classic Jet Aircraft Association air show

About 10 a.m. on Saturday Mar. 4, 2023 the MiG-15 Fagot took off from Fairhope Airport and shortly after liftoff,… Read More

1 year ago

Capt. E. Royce Williams, F9F-5 pilot who dogfight alone against 7 Soviet MiGs and shot down 4 of them, was awarded the Navy Cross but Medal of Honor still sought

The Navy Cross is an upgrade of the Silver Star Medal previously awarded to then-Lt. Williams on May 7, 1953,… Read More

1 year ago

The epic story of when F-86 pilot Robbie Risner Pushed his Wingman’s Crippled Sabre for 60 Miles to keep him out of Enemy Hands

In an effort to help him reach Kimpo, Robbie Risner attempted to push 1st Lt. Joseph Logan's F-86 by having… Read More

2 years ago

During the Korean War Chinese MiG-15 pilot Fan Wanzhang claimed to have shot down 3 USAF F-86s in a dogfight where he fought alone against 8 Sabres

According to the 7th Regiment bibliography of the then Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force not only Wanzhang scored three… Read More

2 years ago

The day he scored his fifth victory, World’s first jet-versus-jet ace Capt. James Jabara was nearly shot down by future ace Capt Boris Abakumov

Having shot down his fifth MiG during the late afternoon of May 20, 1951, thereby becoming the first “ace” of… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the Top-Secret Dogfight where legendary US Korean War F9F Naval Aviator E. Royce Williams, Jr., shot down 4 Soviet MiG-15s

Williams’ achievement was suppressed because of the political sensitivities about the long term effects of a direct conflict with Soviet… Read More

2 years ago

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda

The MiGs were so good that in October 1951, they succeeded where the pilots of the Luftwaffe had failed in… Read More

3 years ago

The night 12 Chinese MiGs were scrambled to intercept a lone CIA B-17 Spy Plane. They failed, and two of them crashed.

On the night of Mar. 13, 1958, one Mig-17PF flown by Wang Guo Shan of the 18th Division was the… Read More

3 years ago

In 1953 this North Korean pilot flew its MiG-15 to South Korea. And Chuck Yeager flight-tested it.

Below the gunsight on Lt. No Kum-Sok’s MiG-15 was the following admonition in red Korean characters: "Pour out and zero… Read More

3 years ago

The day F-86 pilot “Robbie” Risner pursued a MiG-15 flying between two hangars of an airfield 35 miles inside China

‘We were both at idle with our speed brakes out, just coasting. He looked over at me, raised his hand,… Read More

3 years ago

The story of E. Royce Williams, the Naval Aviator who became the only fighter pilot to shoot down four Soviet MiG-15s in one fight (confirmed by Russians but not by the US Navy)

On Nov. 18, 1952, Royce Williams became the top-scoring carrier-based naval aviator and the top-scoring naval aviator in a Navy… Read More

3 years ago

The story of the Soviet MiG-15 pilot who claimed to have shot down a USAF F-80 in the first-ever dogfight between jet fighters

Snr Lt Khominich opened fire and peppered one of the F-80s with a three-second burst of cannon fire, ceasing when… Read More

4 years ago