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The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea because of an Engine Failure
US Navy A-4 pilot explains how he was able to fly his mortally wounded Skyhawk from Haiphong to the Gulf of Tonkin
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy A-4 pilot explains how he was able to fly his stricken Skyhawk from Haiphong to the Gulf of Tonkin
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SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he did an emergency landing to a CIA compound in Thailand after a double engine flame out while on a spy mission during the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he did an emergency landing to a CIA compound in Thailand after a double engine flame out while on a spy mission during the Vietnam War
The story of the low-level flight tactics devised to allow Soviet M-4 and 3M Bison bombers to penetrate NATO air defence system
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the low-level flight tactics devised to allow Soviet M-4 and 3M Bison bombers to penetrate NATO air defence system
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The story of the Israeli F-4 flight that dodged (at least) 20 Syrian SAMs in a single mission during the Yom Kippur War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Israeli F-4 Pilot tells the story of when his Kurnass flew through three consecutive SAM explosions during a Yom Kippur War mission
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The story of George 'Bud' Day, MoH Recipient, first jet pilot to survive a `parachute-less' ejection and first Commander of F-100 Misty FACs in Vietnam
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of George ‘Bud’ Day, MoH Recipient, first jet pilot to survive a `parachute-less’ ejection and first Commander of F-100 Misty FACs in Vietnam
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Even if it was faster than the Blackbird, the SA-2 SAM was never able to hit the SR-71. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of the first time the Blackbird was shot at by a missile
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile scored the first ever successful shoot-down of an aircraft
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
How a Chinese SA-2 shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D and scored the first ever SAM-Kill
Even if it was faster than the Blackbird, the SA-2 SAM was never able to hit the SR-71. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Even if it was faster than the Blackbird, the SA-2 SAM was never able to hit the SR-71. Here’s why.
Voodoo over Cuba: the RF-101 Involvement in the Missile Crisis of October 1962
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Voodoo over Cuba: the RF-101 Involvement in the Missile Crisis of October 1962
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile scored the first ever successful shoot-down of an aircraft
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
60 Years Ago Today, the Surface-To-Air Missile Scored the First Ever Successful Shoot-Down of an Aircraft
Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and his Stricken A-4
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Takes a Licking and Keeps on Flying: the story of LTJG Al Crebo and his Stricken A-4
Mayday! A detailed description of Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 shoot-down
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Mayday! A detailed description of Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 shoot-down
THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: FRANCIS GARY POWERS U-2 SHOT DOWN
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Francis Gary Powers Jr. reveals exclusive details on the shoot-down of his father’s U-2
RF-4C cockpit recording captures the moment its wingman is shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
RF-4C cockpit recording captures the moment its wingman is shot down by North Vietnamese SA-2
The story of the Wild Weasel Mission of Lincoln 03 and the Medal of Honor awarded to Maj. Merlyn Dethlefsen
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Wild Weasel Mission of F-105F Lincoln 03 and the Medal of Honor awarded to Maj. Merlyn Dethlefsen
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