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The epic story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that flew a North Pole Mission the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines

The epic story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that flew a North Pole Mission the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines

‘The next morning as the family sat around the table having breakfast before school, I thought to myself, no one… Read More

1 year ago

Capt. E. Royce Williams, F9F-5 pilot who dogfight alone against 7 Soviet MiGs and shot down 4 of them, was awarded the Navy Cross but Medal of Honor still sought

The Navy Cross is an upgrade of the Silver Star Medal previously awarded to then-Lt. Williams on May 7, 1953,… Read More

1 year ago

Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided

Several MiG fighters scrambled to intercept him, too. As with previous flights, the intercepts failed. Soviet fighters could not approach… Read More

1 year ago

B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets

The low-level run was flown in one of the defined low level routes set aside for SAC’s use, such as… Read More

1 year ago

The story of Mathias Rust, the German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square

After Mathias Rust’s landing in Red Square, Muscovites joked the place was now Sheremetyevo 3, as Sheremetyevo 1 and 2… Read More

2 years ago

In the event of WWIII during the Cold War the Soviets would conduct a 3,000-Aircraft Strike against West Germany for three Times a Day, every Single Day of the Conflict

Essence of the V-FA's plan for fighting the NATO was a 1,000-aircraft strike down every of three major axes over… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy P-3 NFO tells the thrilling story of a night, anti-submarine patrol flown to track a Soviet sub transiting from Murmansk to the Mediterranean Sea

‘When we detected a Soviet submarine on the surface, we were authorized to deliberately make our presence known – we… Read More

2 years ago

The secret life of SR-71 #955: the first Blackbird to use the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System to photograph Soviet Submarines

SR-71 #955 was a test bird destined to spend her flying career in the US, primarily in Southern California. But… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of Alexander Rutskoy the Soviet Su-25 Pilot that was Shot Down twice in Afghanistan (one By Pakistani F-16s)

Although the Su-25 pair attempted defensive manoeuvring, spiralling towards the ground after detecting that they had been 'painted' by the… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of Alexander Zuyev, the Soviet Pilot who defected to Turkey flying a MiG-29 Fulcrum

Once Zuyev landed in Turkey his first words were: "Finally, I - am American!" The interesting clip in this post… Read More

4 years ago

FORMER U.S. NAVAL AVIATOR GIVES FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTS OF SOVIET BOMBERS OVERFLIGHTS OF U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

One rule of engagement was constant in all these incidents: make the intercept as close as possible to 100 miles… Read More

7 years ago