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When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
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When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle
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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
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MiG-15 Fagot warbird loses canopy after taking off during the Classic Jet Aircraft Association air show
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Warbirds
MiG-15 Fagot warbird loses canopy after taking off during the Classic Jet Aircraft Association air show
Here’s why the MiG-25 Foxbat was never as fast as the SR-71 (and why Soviets never developed their own Blackbird)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why Soviets never developed their own SR-71 and why the MiG-25 Foxbat was never as fast as the Blackbird
The story of the former SR-71 Blackbird pilot who became the first NATO serviceman to fly a Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the former SR-71 Blackbird pilot who became the first NATO serviceman to fly a Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber
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Did you know that Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan featured an almost medieval kit with a steel breastplate, greaves for the legs and vambraces on the arms?
Cold War Era / Helicopters / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Did you know that Soviet helicopter crews’ survival kit during invasion of Afghanistan featured an almost medieval kit with a steel breastplate, greaves for the legs and vambraces on the arms?
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Impressive photos show Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat buzzing Hakodate rooftops before landing at the city’s international airport
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Check out these pictures of Viktor Belenko’s defecting MiG-25 Foxbat buzzing Hakodate rooftops before landing at the city’s international airport
The mysteries behind KAL 007 shooting down: the night Soviet Su-15 fighters shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 over Sakhalin Island
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The mysteries behind KAL 007 shooting down: the night Soviet Su-15 fighters shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 over Sakhalin Island
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The story of Mathias Rust, the German teenager who landed his Cessna in Red Square
Civil Aviation / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of Mathias Rust, the German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the Soviet Su-9 pilots who were ordered to ram Powers’ U-2 (One of them claimed to have downed the U-2 with the wake of his jet by crossing in front of it!)
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
Su-15 Vs F-100: why Flagon fighter jets were never able to intercept Turkish Super Sabres violating Soviet airspace
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Su-15 Vs F-100: why Flagon fighter jets were never able to intercept Turkish Super Sabres violating Soviet airspace
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Here’s why Algeria Won’t Buy Su-57 and Su-34
Aviation History / Military Aviation
There Can Be Only One! How the Sukhoi OKB took over the Russian Aircraft Industry.
The story of Adolf Tolkachev, the Phazotron Chief Designer Who Killed Soviet Aircraft Reputation and why the Su-27 proved to be a Poor Air Superiority Fighter in Real Combat
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of Adolf Tolkachev, the Phazotron Chief Designer Who Killed Soviet Aircraft Reputation and why the Su-27 proved to be a Poor Air Superiority Fighter in Real Combat
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