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The Story of Alexander Zuyev, the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The Story of the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier
The PIROG 5 Incident: when a Su-15 Interceptor shot down a Swedish high-altitude research balloon that floated into Soviet Airspace
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The PIROG 5 Incident: when a Su-15 Interceptor shot down a Swedish high-altitude research balloon that floated into Soviet Airspace
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The story of the Soviet MiG-21 pilot that rammed an Iranian RF-4C with a mixed USAF – IIAF crew flying a clandestine operation inside the USSR
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Soviet MiG-21 pilot that rammed an Iranian RF-4C with mixed USAF – IIAF crew flying a clandestine operation inside the USSR
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Did you know the Soviet Union was charged $ 40,000 shipping cost for the return of the MiG-25 Foxbat stolen by Viktor Belenko?
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Viktor Belenko, Who Defected to the West in a MiG-25 Foxbat Jet Fighter, has passed away
The night 13 MiG-17 fighters failed to shoot down an RB-47 flying a recce mission 1,000 kilometres into Soviet Airspace
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The night 13 MiG-17 fighters failed to shoot down an RB-47 flying a recce mission 1,000 kilometres into Soviet Airspace
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Here’s why the Tu-16 wing-to-wing in-flight refueling system took a heavy toll on the Badger crews’ nerves
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Here’s why the Tu-16 wing-to-wing in-flight refueling system took a heavy toll on Badger crews’ nerves
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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 Anatoliy Kvochur, the MiG-29 Pilot who Ejected Two Seconds Before the Crash of his Fulcrum. He survived although he ejected outside the seat’s envelope.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of Anatoliy Kvochur, the MiG-29 Pilot who Ejected Two Seconds Before the Crash of his Fulcrum. He survived although he ejected outside the seat’s envelope.
The story of Totskoye Nuclear Exercise, the deadliest military exercise in history where Soviets dropped an atomic bomb on their own soldiers
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Totskoye Nuclear Exercise, the deadliest military exercise in history where Soviets dropped an atomic bomb on their own soldiers
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
Military Aviation
When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
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
Soviets never received any (Iranian) Tomcat. But they published this F-14 “booklet” for their top fighter pilots.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Here’s how Soviets were able to publish this F-14 “booklet” for their top fighter pilots although Russia never received any (Iranian) Tomcat
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When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US built thousands of B-47 and B-52 strategic bombers and hundreds of KC-135 Stratotankers for real
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US built thousands of B-47 and B-52 strategic bombers and hundreds of KC-135 Stratotankers for real
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
That time a Sukhoi Su-15 crashed after ramming an Iranian Canadair CL-44 carrying smuggled weapons through Soviet Airspace
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Sukhoi Su-15 interceptor that rammed an Iranian Canadair CL-44 carrying smuggled weapons through Soviet Airspace
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
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