Tag: SA-2 Guideline

The unknown story of the U-2 flight that went lost over...

Two Air Defense Command Convair F-102 Delta Dagger interceptors were scrambled to counter the MiG-19s and guide the U-2 home. On...

How the U.S. secretly tested the A-12 RCS during the Cuban...

During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, nineteen SA-2 missile sites were constructed on the island supported by P-14 "Tall King" radars....

The Incredible Story of the A-6 Intruder that dodged 5 SAMs...

'Intelligence reported that the SA-2 couldn't track below 1500 ft. We were disturbed to see that their assessment was incorrect', Lt Lyle Bull, A-6...

Remembering the Shootdown of Lt. Commander John McCain over Hanoi

Due to his father's status as an admiral, John McCain was offered early release, but refused - citing the American Fighting Man's Code of...

That time North Korea fired SA-2 SAMs at SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 pilot Maj. Maury Rosenberg and RSO Maj. E. D. McKim were making their final pass on the DMZ, heading southwest, when North Korea...

The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that outran Gaddafi’s SAMs during...

"It is a race the SR-71 will not let us lose. The Mach eases to 3.5 as we crest 80,000 feet. We are a...

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE F-4G WILD WEASEL THAT DODGED 6...

"I looked in the direction of the launch indication on the scope and saw a sight I'd never hoped to see. SA-2 missiles were...

THAT TIME A U.S. NAVY RA-5C VIGILANTE TOOK A PICTURE OF...

No one knows why it did not detonate although the most likely theory is that the missile had not reached its arming time when...

THUD Vs SAMs: THE F-105F WILD WEASEL AND OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER

Designated F-105F Wild Weasel III, the aircraft replaced the F-100F Wild Weasel I in the summer of 1966 and became the backbone of USAF...

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: FRANCIS GARY POWERS U-2 SHOT DOWN

When Francis Gary Powers failed to complete his mission, the U.S. assumed he had been killed and his plane destroyed and a news of...

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