First U-2 pilot recalls when the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow nearly died and crashed into Red Square after he almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half

The U-2 The US Air Force (USAF) jointly managed U-2 development, testing and missions with the CIA from the start.… Read More

6 months ago

Delay and Disrupt Doctrine and strict Rules of Engagements: why US Navy F-14 Tomcats engaged less MiGs than USAF F-15s during Operation Desert Storm

No doubt, ROEs favoured the USAF F-15C crews. However, this did not mean that the US Navy F-14s did not… Read More

1 year 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

3 years ago

Here’s a Video that Celebrates 80th Anniversary of MiG

In total at domestic aircraft building plants there have been manufactured about 45000 aircraft of "MiG" brand, from which 11000… Read More

4 years ago

The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow

“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially.… Read More

5 years ago

India issues new RFI for fighters. This time the country would like to buy 110 aircraft

India began its search for new fighters for the Indian Air Force in 2003 to replace its Soviet-era MiGs, but… Read More

6 years ago