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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
RAF Lightning pilot tells the story of when he was scrambled to intercept 80 Soviet Tu-95 Bear and Tu-16 Badger Strategic Bombers off the UK Coast
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
RAF Lightning pilot recalls when he flew a solo intercept against a formation of 80 Soviet Tu-95 Bear and Tu-16 Badger Strategic Bombers off the UK Coast
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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Naval Aviator recalls when his aircraft carrier detected two Soviet Tu-95 bombers because their crews were sloppy in radio usage (the Bear were intercepted by F-4s at 250 miles from the battle group)
Aircraft Carriers / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
Naval Aviator recalls when his aircraft carrier detected two Soviet Tu-95 bombers because their crews were sloppy in radio usage (the Bear were intercepted by F-4s at 250 miles from the battle group)
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
Legendary Stuka pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel recalls what it’s like to fly the Ju 87G, the tank busting Ju 87 fitted with 37 mm Cannons that allowed him to destroy 12 T-34s in one day
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Legendary Stuka pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel recalls what it’s like to fly the Ju 87G, the tank busting Ju 87 fitted with 37 mm Cannons that allowed him to destroy 12 T-34s in one day
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the Iraqi Tu-16 bomber that strafed Ramat David Israeli Air Force Base by means of its defensive barbettes during the Six-Day War
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
The story of the AIM-9 Sidewinder that Failed to Detonate, Got Embedded in a MiG-17 and was Reverse-Engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
The story of the AIM-9 Sidewinder that Failed to Detonate, Got Embedded in a MiG-17 and was Reverse-Engineered into the Soviet AA-2 Atoll
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
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
Sponsored by: Helion & Company
Final Dogfight – May 8, 1945: Who scored the last aerial victory of the air war in Europe?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know Luftwaffe Bf 109 pilot Erich Hartmann did not fire until the enemy was as close as 66 feet? How the most successful fighter ace in aviation history scored Air-to-Air Kills.
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
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?
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
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