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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
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO pushed their Blackbird to Mach 3.5 and outran Gaddafi’s SAMs during a BDA flight of Libya in support of Operation El Dorado Canyon
Photograph of Capt. Allen Lamb (l) and Capt. Jack Donovan (r) snapped just before they took off on the first kill mission.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Wild Weasel sighted SAM site—Destroyed same.” The story of Wild Weasel’s First Kill
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HUD Video shows Badass F-16 Pilot dodging 6 Iraqi SAMs (without chaff or flares!) over Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
HUD Video shows Badass F-16 Pilot dodging 6 Iraqi SAMs (without chaff or flares!) over Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm
SR-71 RSO recalls 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
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The day an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
The U-2 that crashed in Bolivia after its pilot died suffering hypoxia while overflying Cuba and after US Navy F-4s failed to shoot it down
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The U-2 that crashed in Bolivia after its pilot died suffering hypoxia while overflying Cuba and after US Navy F-4s failed to shoot it down
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The story of the U-2 shot down that nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis into World III
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the U-2 shot down that nearly escalated the Cuban Missile Crisis into World War III
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The story of the USMC EF-10B aircrew that penetrated Cuban airspace and the Skyknight ELINT missions flown during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the USMC EF-10B aircrew that penetrated Cuban airspace and the Skyknight ELINT missions flown during the Cuban Missile Crisis
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SR-71 RSO recalls 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
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls 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
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The story of the Chinese SA-2 that shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D spy plane and scored the first ever SAM-Kill
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Chinese SA-2 that shot down a Taiwanese RB-57D spy plane and scored the first ever SAM-Kill
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Two Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Planes were Hit by North Vietnamese Air Defenses: one A-12 was hit with shrapnel, another Oxcart was damaged by SAM debris
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Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam
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During Operation Desert Storm an F-4G Wild Weasel dodged 6 SAMs in few seconds. Here’s how.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
During Operation Desert Storm an F-4G Wild Weasel dodged 6 SAMs in few seconds. Here’s how.
The 11 Days that Ended 11 Years of War: the B-52 and Operation Linebacker II
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Outdated WWII tactics and Soviet-manned North Vietnamese SAMs: An in-depth analysis of how 15 B-52 bombers were shot down during Operation Linebacker II
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
That time an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
Bat 21 Gene Hambleton tells the story of when his EB-66 was shot down and recalls his harrowing rescue
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Bat 21 Gene Hambleton tells the story of when his EB-66 was shot down and recalls his harrowing rescue
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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
Blackbird RSO tells the story of the first time a SAM was fired at an SR-71 Mach 3+ Spy Plane
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